Latest Changes
Mar 25, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Insider Preview
  • 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)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    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
    Bitdefender Total Security 2019
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Browsers and Extensions
    Google Chrome
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Data Backup
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    Frequency of System backups
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Install new programs on a weekly basis
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Shared device is used by family members
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Computer Specifications
    Intel i7 950
    MSI GTX970
    8 GB RAM
    120GB SSD
    1TB HDD
    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.

    This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.


    Level 63
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @erenchu :
    • I would not use Preview builds of Windows 10, but stable official releases.
    • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
    • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.
    • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free, EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit, HitMan Pro Free.
    • As for "Web Privacy", You may add also a VPN service.
    • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:


    Level 29
    My advice:
    - Please use a backup solution such as Macrium Reflect, Aomei Backupper or Ease ToDo Backup Free
    - Add ZAM Free 3.0
    - Disk image backup (see first point)

    Thanks for sharing, some work definitely need to be done in the backup department. Doesn't matter what you do, backup is always essential to any type of security config. 3/4 layers are protected.

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    Level 29
    Thank you for your answers. I will try to improve my config.:)
    No problem, I do hope you make the correct and informed decisions regarding your security setup. Remember, sometimes more doesn't mean better.


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