Latest Changes
Mar 1, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
Build
Latest build
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Window Defender
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
EEK Portable
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome,
Edge,
Adguard for Desktop & Extension
Web Privacy
Windscribe Lifetime
Password Management
Pen & Paper
Default 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

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@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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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@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.