Recent changes
Oct 23, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Malware samples
Yes - Malware samples are downloaded to a VM
Real-time Malware protection
QuickHeal Internet Security v19.00 (, x64
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
RTP configuration
AdvanceDNAScan Behavior detection level: High
Anti-Keylogger turned on
Firewall Advanced Settings: Firewall level: Strict
Periodic scanners
Norton Power Eraser (free by default)
HitmanPro (free)
McAffee GetSusp (free by default)
Microsoft SysInternals AutoRuns and TCPView (free by default)
Mister Group System Explorer (free by default)
VPN and Privacy
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
F-Secure FreeDome VPN (paid, always latest stable)
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Brave Browser x64 (always latest stable) // Microsoft Edge (always latest stable)
Bitdefender TrafficLight for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
LastPass (always latest stable)
Maintenance tools
see Periodic scanners, apart from that, no "tuning" tools.
Photos and Files backup
Personal files are backupped to external HDDs.
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Backup and rollback
None, as the personal files are backupped to external HDDs, in case of infection / system failure, the system is freshly installed
Backup schedule
Activity usage
  1. Computer games
  2. Financial and sensitive documents
  3. Generic web browsing
  4. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  5. Testing the limits of security software
  6. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites
  7. Working from home
  8. Video and photo editing
Computer hardware
Intel i5-7200 U @ 2,5 GHz (7th gen.)
Nvidia Geforce 940 Mx GPU
8 GB RAM (no details available at the moment, stock config)
1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD

My other machine is now almost only used by my mum, so I don't include it. The maintenance is done by me, same config / backup,... as the laptop, but with K7 Total Security (highest possible tweaking) and without VPN.
Your changelog
Replaced Huorong Internet Security by QuickHeal Internet Security (reactivated existing subscription).


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Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Just noticed I haven't updated this post for a long time (actually I didn't change much, apart from the AV installed from time to time), plus I changed the VPN back to F-Secure FreeDome.

As the PC is also used for online banking, a security check (TCPView, SystemExplorer, AutoRuns) before logging in into sensitive pages is done.
For extra security, 2FA is used whereever available, LastPass logins are limited.
Malware Testing is performed within ShadowDefender environment.
Because of that, the PC is free of any personal stuff, currently Steam is installed, however no login data is saved on the machine (for no software), everything is backupped on eHDD after creation, and is only plugged in on demand and after security check.

I'm actually very fond of Huorong IS now, especially of the custom HIPS, which can stop not known to signatures - ransomware not detected by BB / HIPS. Still, the signature detection and the BB still lack a lot at it's current state.
For personal reasons, reactivated my QuickHeal Internet Security license.
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