Latest Changes
Dec 17, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    Version or Build no.
    Always latest stable
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Tencent PC Manager Global (always latest stable)
    WiseVector (always latest stable)
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • 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)
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
    Windscribe VPN (free) (always latest stable)
    Password Managers
  • LastPass with 2FA and limited to logins from Germany only
  • 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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