Latest Changes
Dec 17, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
Build
Always latest stable
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
3rd-party App using Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
Malware on a secure VM - Full Network and File isolation
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Tencent PC Manager Global (always latest stable)
WiseVector (always latest stable)
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Norton Power Eraser (free)
HitmanPro (free)
Malwarebytes Premium
Browsers and Extensions
Brave Browser x64 (always latest stable)
Bitdefender TrafficLight for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
LastPass (always latest stable)
Web Privacy
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
Windscribe VPN (free) (always latest stable)
Password Management
LastPass with 2FA and limited to logins from Germany only
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities
Mister Group SystemExplorer
SysInternals TCPView
SysInternals AutoRuns
Data Backup
Personal files are backupped to external HDDs.
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
None, as the personal files are backupped to external HDDs, in case of infection / system failure, the system is freshly installed
Frequency of System backups
Regularly

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I would normally suggest to use System image software but you're no average user. Nice config! :)
How is F Secure Safe's resource usage?
Thank you sir :)
Based on pure numbers, it could be lighter maybe:
280,5 MB of RAM, while using the Cent Browser. The signatures are already up-to-date so I cannot tell how this will increase RAM usage.
Note that 50,4 MB of the RAM usage account to F-Secure VPN service.
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However, there is no noticeable performance impact, neither on working or on testing malware nor while surfing with the VPN on (I set it to autostart on every boot, and to be always on, it takes only seconds after login to have the connection to the VPN network ready (location: Falkenstein, Germany, felt no need to change so far).
F-Secure VPN has a very good content filter (phishing, malware pages). It does even work without FS Antivirus Products or the Browsing Protection extension enabled.

So you can pair this VPN with every other product you like (recently extended my sub by one year, just because of the fantastic VPN). I found a eBay reseller of F-Secure offering the Total package (FS SAFE + VPN) for a bit more than 30 British Pounds, which is very reasonable. You get a certificate of authenticity by F-Secure in a seperate mail.
However I found F-Secure SAFE to have stepped up their features and protection level compared to the last time I used it in the HUB. So I chose to reinstall (also, because I'm forced to do online banking).

Very good config.
I have a question, is HTTPS necessary?
I am asking since many sites these days are using https
Thank you :)
Probably no longer, but the extension "automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure "http" to secure "https"."3
Both Google Chrome and Safari (iOS) warn about unsafe sites (using no https).

Nice config. (y)
Thank you sir :)
 
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