Latest Changes
Jan 2, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    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
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender - Customized Settings
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Zemana Anti-Malware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Firefox in Sandboxie (Primary) Ublock Origin, Tab for a Cause, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    UBlock Origin, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
    Password Managers
  • N/A
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo
  • System Utilities
    Wise Care 365
    Data Backup
    Mega Sync
    Google Cloud Sync
    4tb Portable HDD
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect Free
    Frequency of System backups

    DJ Panda

    Level 29
    Hey realized I haven't updated my config for 2018. I honestly should spend more time here again. I will probably move my Emsisoft license to my currently (new) computer at some point. Really out of ideas on what to add for better privacy. Usually when I add things it tanks my internet. (I like streaming ESPN a lot :p ) I need some image backuper but space can be an issue. Usually all my files are on multiple clouds and backup drives, and majority of my files aren't really important, so if anything goes wrong I just wipe the thing.

    tim one

    Level 21
    Malware Hunter
    Nice config, thanks for sharing :)

    Good personal data backup policy, with regard to OS images, I understand you and you could use an external HDD for space reasons.
    You can wipe the Windows partition when needed but the problem is to download all the updates again and reinstall all your apps, great loss of time.
    An updated OS image is immediately ready for operation.


    Level 3
    I think you should start using a password manager and an ad-blocker. Nice configuration I like your sync options.

    DJ Panda

    Level 29
    Alright cool thanks for suggestions!


    UBlock Origin to all my browsers
    Macrium Reflect 7 Free (Made a backup and set to regularly make them.)
    Avast Passwords (Password Manager)
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    DJ Panda

    Level 29
    Updated for 2019! Might need some suggestions in terms of system cleanup, system backups, password management, ect. Got a new laptop so using WD + tweaked settings atm. Renewed my Emsisoft license but haven't switched yet.