Latest Changes
Aug 30, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • No device security
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Comodo Firewall 11....Cruelsis settings. Nothing else.
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    None
    Browsers and Extensions
    Opera
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Ublock Origin
    System Utilities
    Privazer
    Data Backup
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Macrium
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    Chuck57

    Level 1
    I would, and I did a year or so ago. I had 1709 and I liked it. Then, the last upgrade came along and nothing worked right after. Fortunately, I had a full backup. Put 8.1 Pro back on this laptop, and decided Windows 10 can suck sewage water. I'm sticking with what works. AND, 8.1 Pro is faster and uses less resources on this machine.
     

    harlan4096

    Level 63
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    Apart of the some already mentioned suggestions, enable SmartScreem (Device Security), which is already available in w8.1...

    A PassWord Manager and a VPN service would also welcome in Web Privacy section.

    Thanks for sharing :giggle:
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    I'd add some on demand scanners: Zemana, MBAM, Emsisoft Emergency Kit (don't need to add all of them)
    VPN service: Windscribe 10GB or tweet them for an extra 5GB a month, no IP address leakage, very fast/reliable & no vulns thus far.

    Won't say about the OS, that's been suggested already.

    ~LDogg
     

    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    Very simple setup. I'm curious though, do you use uBlockOrigin in Medium Mode? It might be a good idea since you're running barebones and have disabled SmartScreen. Just sayin'... . (y):emoji_pray:
     
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    brod56

    Level 15
    Verified
    Windows 10 generally uses more RAM to boost performance... At least in my experience.
    I think adding a regular blacklist scanner would give you more confidence. Theoretically you're pretty much safe with the auto sandbox, but letting old stuff pass through the browser downloads... It kinda scares me. Maybe I'm too old scool.
     
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