Latest changes
Jan 3, 2019
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
17763.195
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Firewall and Network protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.12.0.9137 , Comodo Firewall 11.0.0.6728
Periodic scanners
HitmanPro, Zemana AntiMalware
Browser and Extensions
Google Chrome with AdGuard, Emsisoft Browser Security, and LastPass
Microsoft Edge with AdGuard and LastPass
Privacy tools and VPN
AdGuard extension
Password manager
LastPass
Search engine
Google
Maintenance tools
CCleaner Pro, PrivaZer, SysHardener, O&O ShutUp10 and Run By SmartScreen
Photos and Documents backup
OneDrive, File History
Data Backup Schedule
Automatic sync to the cloud
Backup and Restore
Acronis True Image WD Edition
Backup Schedule
Once or more per month
Computer Specifications
https://malwaretips.com/threads/gandalf_the_greys-laptop.61853/

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 30
Verified
Thank you all for your comments.
I have a WD Elements 500GB portable drive for backups using the file history of windows 10.
So my important files are backed up.
For imaging (strongly suggested here) what would be the preferred and most simple program?
Aomei Backupper and Macrium Reflect are mentioned.
But having a Seagate HDD and a Western Digital portable drive I can also use Seagate DiscWizard or Acronis True Image WD edition.
 

frogboy

In memoriam 1961-2018
Thank you all for your comments.
I have a WD Elements 500GB portable drive for backups using the file history of windows 10.
So my important files are backed up.
For imaging (strongly suggested here) what would be the preferred and most simple program?
Aomei Backupper and Macrium Reflect are mentioned.
But having a Seagate HDD and a Western Digital portable drive I can also use Seagate DiscWizard or Acronis True Image WD edition.
For me Macrium Reflect would be my first choisefollowed by Aomei. ;)
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 30
Verified
Once again, I really appreciate everybody commenting on my config.
As recommended I added image backup software.

I briefly tried all 4 mentioned here.
Macrium Reflect: IMO not noob friendly. Didn't really know what to select and how to start.
Aomei Backupper: Didn't scale well on my display, was very tiny. Didn't go any further.
Acronis True Image WD edition: noob friendly, simple and fast.
Seagate DiscWizard: was an older version of Acronis True Image than the one from WD.

So I went with Acronis True Image WD edition.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 30
Verified
Removed the Adguard extension and replaced that with uBlock Origin and uBlock Protector because that combo is better in defeating anti adblock measures.
Removed HTTPS Everywhere.

Using these filters in uBlock origin:
uBlock filters
uBlock filters - Badware risks
uBlock filters - Experimental
uBlock filters - Privacy
uBlock filters - Unbreak
Adblock Warning Removal List
EasyList
uBlock Protector List
EasyPrivacy
Adguard Annoyances List
Fanboy's Anti-Thirdparty Social
Peter Lowe's Ad and tracking server list
NLD: EasyList Dutch
Adguard Social media filter
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 30
Verified
Added HTTPS Everywhere again in Google Chrome and Tampermonkey in Edge for AAK-Cont Filters For uBlock Origin: Hugo Xu / AAK-Cont · GitLab
Tried a lot of alternatives for CCleaner and ended up with reusing the latest CCleaner (nothing comes close) and using Wise Disk Cleaner just for the "slimming system" feature.
Added the latest beta HitmanPro.Alert 3.7.0 Build 717 BETA.
I really like HitmanPro.Alert and it's developers the Loman brothers.
I'm just not sure if i'm not over complicating my protection again....
 
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