Latest changes
Oct 16, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS version
20H2
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with local account
Account log-in
  1. Windows Hello PIN
  2. Account Password
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Microsoft Defender
RTP configuration
PUP detection
Periodic scanners
  • MBAM Free
  • EEK
  • Hitman.Pro
  • NPE
Browser and Add-ons
Brave:
  • uBlock Origin
  • Bitwarden
Firefox:
  • Bitwarden browser extension
  • uBlock Origin with CNAME uncloaking (block WebRTC & CSP)
Chromium:
  • uBlock Origin
  • Bitwarden
Privacy tools and VPN
  • Privatezilla
  • Windscribe and ProtonVPN
Password manager
Bitwarden
Search engine
Google and Duckduckgo
Maintenance tools
Builtin utilities
Photos and Files backup
Google Drive
File Backup schedule
Automatically sync to the cloud
Backup and Restore
Macrium Reflect
Backup schedule
Once or more per week
Computer Activity
  1. Playing computer games
  2. Browsing the web and checking emails
  3. Regularly installing new software every week
  4. Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  5. Downloading files from different websites
  6. Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  7. Recording and editing video or photos
  8. Learning computer languages or creating apps
Computer Specifications
Acer Predator Helios 300 (G3-571-77QK):
  • i7-7700HQ
  • GTX 1060 6GB
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 256GB SSD
  • 1TB HDD

geminis3

Level 15
Verified
Malware Tester
Same config from the last year, the only major difference is that I dropped Chrome completely in favor of Firefox.
BTW some day Chrome's Software Reporter Tool was eating 50% of my CPU without even having it open, I hated that so much I ended importing everything to my FF account and removing it completely. I kept Edge Chromium as a backup if I ever found a bad-designed website that deliberately block non-chromium users.
 

geminis3

Level 15
Verified
Malware Tester
Lovely config, just seen you use Chocolatey too, looks like a really easy GUI to navigate around.

~LDogg
It's just live having apt on Windows, clean and efficient

I would add Configure Defender ( High) to WD. Make an image then try it. The support here by Andy Ful is exceptional......
I'm no longer using WD but forgotten to update the config
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 45
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
hello, which mode of Hardened mode are you using? Default/moderate or Aggressive?
I strongly suggest you to use Aggressive because it's simply much better. Moderate is not strong enough and can be bypassed more easily
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geminis3

Level 15
Verified
Malware Tester
hello, which mode of Hardened mode are you using? Default/moderate or Aggressive?
I strongly suggest you to use Aggressive because it's simply much better. Moderate is not strong enough and can be bypassed more easily
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Currently using default, however tomorrow I'll test aggressive and see if something breaks on normal use.
 
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