Latest Changes
Mar 15, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.379)
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Never Notify
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
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
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
COMODO Firewall [custom configuration based on the "Proactive Security" preset]
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
• COMODO Firewall (Firewall) settings: [ Enable Firewall - Custom Ruleset ] | [ Do not show popup alerts - OFF ] | [ Alert frequency level - Medium ] | [ Filter IPv6 traffic - ON ]
• COMODO Firewall HIPS settings: [ Enable HIPS - Paranoid Mode ] | [ Do not show popup alerts - OFF ] | [ Set popup alerts to verbose mode - ON ]
• COMODO Firewall Containtment settings: [ Auto-Containment - DISABLED ]
• COMODO Firewall File Rating settings: [ Enable Cloud Lookup - ON ] | [ Analyze unknown files in the cloud by uploading them for instant analysis - ON ] | [ Trust files installed by trusted installers - OFF ]
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
COMODO Cleaning Essentials (CCE)
COMODO Killswitch (included in CCE)
Browsers and Extensions
(main browser) Mozilla Firefox with uBlock Origin [default filter lists] et al.
(alt. browser) Google Chrome with uBlock Origin [default filter lists] et al.
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin [default filter lists]
Password Management
KeePass 2.41
Default Web Search
System Utilities
CCleaner | Auslogics Disk Defrag (Portable)
Data Backup
Manual backup (copy) to various cloud services (mainly Google Drive) | Automatic real-time sync to multiple local drives (redundancy) using FreeFileSync

All backups are encrypted using VeraCrypt with a master password on a weekly basis.
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
CloneZilla | Paragon Backup & Recovery Free | Macrium Reflect Free
Frequency of System backups
Computer Activity
Browsing Internet and email
Watch movies and other video content on the Internet
Office and work related tasks
Video or photography editing
Computer Specifications
Currently on an old Acer 7741G laptop (i5 480M + ATI 6550M + 4gb DDR3)
(sold my previous i7 7700K + GTX 1080 build for personal financial reasons)

Future planned PC build: System Builder - Meshify S2 Black – Dark TG ATX Mid Tower - PCPartPicker
Staff Notes

This setup configuration is not recommended for most users.
We don't recommend that you copy this setup for your system unless you understand the security implications. We cannot not be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.


Level 19
I suggest some programs for on-demand scans., NPE and ZAM Kit by Emsisot, Hitman pro is also good.
Thank you for sharing:giggle:
Thanks much for your reply and suggestions, my dude! :D

Now that you mention Emsisoft, I used to love their Emergency Kit. I might download that.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware also used to be in my toolkit, but since I stopped fiddling with unknown apps and stuff, I didn't find much use for it. Still, I might re-add it if I find it necessary.


Level 19
The "I'm not fooling around" CF configuration! Enjoy! :)
Thanks man. :D

You have pure HIPS+Firewall on though.
How do you compare backups in Clonezilla, Paragon Free and Macrium Free?
I love Paragon the most. Maybe it's because of the fact that I have used Paragon's software ever since their conception, starting with their Partition Manager.
But "ethically" speaking, I would always back CloneZilla, it's simple and does the job, plus it's open source, so... why not? :D