Recent changes
Nov 11, 2020
Device priority
Shared Family device
Operating system
Windows 10
account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Standard account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Windows Defender + Voodooshield Free
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
RTP configuration
Configure Defender on HIGH
Periodic scanners
ESET online scanner
VPN and Privacy
Adguard Premium, NordVPN (on occasion)
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Microsoft Edge with Adguard Assistant
Google Chrome
Maintenance tools
Photos and Files backup
File backup schedule
Changes are automatically sync'd to my cloud storage provider
Backup and rollback
EaseUS Todo Backup
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Financial and sensitive documents
  3. Working from home
  4. Computer games
  5. Video and photo editing
  6. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  7. Shared among other family members
Computer hardware
Intel i3-7100
Radeon RX 570 4 Gb Graphics
8Gb RAM (2666Mhz)
SSD 128 Gb (OS disk)
HDD 500 Gb (storage disk)
Your changelog
Uninstalled Hard Configurator and WiseVector StopX.
Increased Defender setting to HIGH by configure defender.
Installed Voodooshield Free on Auto pilot.


Staff member
If users suggest changes, please explain why, dont simply say change a to b and thats it. Respective posts have been removed.

On a side note: OP said:
I don't want to lock down my systems with excessive hardening, trying to balance usability with security.

As such, advising UAC to max is irrelevant based on above note from OP.


Level 4
So, 2nd quarantine (COVID) started in Greece until the end of November and now I have plenty of time to play with my setup.

Being curious about Voodooshield I decided to test a new setup on my home office desktop. In order to avoid any unpleasant incompatibilities or bugs, I uninstalled Hard Configurator reverting my system to default settings. Then I raised Defender setting to HIGH using Configure Defender only and I installed Voodooshield on Autopilot. I will continue testing the free version and if I like it I might buy the Pro licence. I also uninstalled WiseVector StopX. I had no issues with the software, but somehow I do not feel ok running 2 antimalware real-time solutions together. Perhaps I will revisit it in the future.

Anyway, Defender on HIGH and Voodooshield on Autopilot work trouble-free so far.
Will keep everyone posted.