Latest Changes
Mar 1, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    Version or Build no.
    Latest build
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Window Defender
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    EEK Portable
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome,
    Edge,
    Adguard for Desktop & Extension
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Windscribe Lifetime
    Password Managers
  • Pen & Paper
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    None, all software manually update every first week of the month.
    Data Backup
    Window Back-up and recovery
    pCloud
    Dropbox
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Window Back-up and recovery
    Boot thumbdrive
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Computer Specifications
    FX504GD-E4335T

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 8750HQ Processor,

    Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

    Chipset
    Intel® HM370 Express Chipsets

    Memory
    8 GB

    Display
    15.6" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC with 178˚ wide angle display Graphic
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 , with 4GB GDDR5 VRAM

    Storage
    Hard Drives:
    1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD
    Solid State Drives:
    128GB PCIE Gen3 SSD

    harlan4096

    Level 63
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @CMLew :
    • I would harden WD config with Hard_COnfiguratol Tools (@Andy Ful) or NVT SysHardener and/or NVT OSA.
    • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliable. About W10 Backup system there are many complaints about it is broken in 1809...
    • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free & HitMan.Pro Free.
    • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:
     

    Andy Ful

    Level 48
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    If you are using MS Office on SUA and choose SysHardener, then you have to use something else for hardening MS Office applications (there is no such a problem on Admin account).
    The best choice for the home users is not using MS Office at all (except the free mobile versions which run in AppContainer and block the document active content).
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    I'd say 3 and half layers are covered here:
    • Firewall: Default
    • Backup: various solutions
    • Web browser: Adguard
    • Realtime & other: Window Defender

    My advice:
    • Use Configure Defender alongside WD
    • Add second opinion scanners like Zemana & Malwarebytes
    • Could add Scriptsafe extension to Chrome
    • Add Emsisoft Browser Extension to Chrome
    • As you're only looking to harden windows, add Syshardener and Configure Defender to help you achieve this

    Hope this all helps you, have a good day and thanks for sharing.

    ~LDogg
     

    CMLew

    Level 23
    Verified
    If you are using MS Office on SUA and choose SysHardener, then you have to use something else for hardening MS Office applications (there is no such a problem on Admin account).
    The best choice for the home users is not using MS Office at all (except the free mobile versions which run in AppContainer and block the document active content).
    I don't use MsOffice. I use LibreOffice instead.
     
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    CMLew

    Level 23
    Verified
    I'd say 3 and half layers are covered here:
    • Firewall: Default
    • Backup: various solutions
    • Web browser: Adguard
    • Realtime & other: Window Defender
    My advice:
    • Use Configure Defender alongside WD
    • Add second opinion scanners like Zemana & Malwarebytes
    • Could add Scriptsafe extension to Chrome
    • Add Emsisoft Browser Extension to Chrome
    • As you're only looking to harden windows, add Syshardener and Configure Defender to help you achieve this
    Hope this all helps you, have a good day and thanks for sharing.

    ~LDogg
    Im using SysHardener to harden window actually. I already do have 2nd opinion scanner, EEK though in USB-Based.
    Im trying to run extension-free for Browser (Adguard, is the only exception).
     
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    CMLew

    Level 23
    Verified
    @CMLew :
    • I would harden WD config with Hard_COnfiguratol Tools (@Andy Ful) or NVT SysHardener and/or NVT OSA.
    • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliable. About W10 Backup system there are many complaints about it is broken in 1809...
    • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free & HitMan.Pro Free.
    • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:
    Thanks fr advice.
    I heard about the issues on W10 Backup System. Which is why Im planning to shift to AOMEI backupper by end of the mth.
    I do harden the window with Syshardener.
    I already have EEK for malware removal tool.
    I prefer something hardcopy for the passwords saves instead.