Latest changes
Jul 18, 2020
Daily driver
My Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS version
2004
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
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Account Password
  • Exposure to malware
    Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender only
    RTP configuration
    ConfigureDefender HIGH with NP disabled
    Periodic scanners
    EEK, HitmanPro and NPE
    Browser and Add-ons
    Firefox:
    • Bitwarden browser extension
    • uBlock Origin with CNAME uncloaking (block WebRTC & CSP)
    Edge Chromium:
    • uBlock Origin
    • Bitwarden
    Privacy tools and VPN
    WPD, Windscribe and ProtonVPN
    Password manager
    Bitwarden
    Search engine
    Google and Duckduckgo
    Maintenance tools
    Throttlestop, built-in defrag, portable CCleaner and Sysinternals Suite
    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
  • Playing computer games
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Regularly installing new software every week
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Testing security software using malware samples
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • 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

    Vitali Ortzi

    Level 19
    Verified
    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.
    Hahaha lol
    AVs with HTTPS scanning don't need browser extensions unless they want to know more about the user. Also more extensions = higher RAM usage.
    Maybe they have xss and other scripts based detection in the extension ?
     

    SeriousHoax

    Level 29
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    AVs with HTTPS scanning don't need browser extensions unless they want to know more about the user. Also more extensions = higher RAM usage.
    That's not the point. I'm saying Kaspersky don't inject scripts if the extension is installed. Even many regular Kaspersky users don't know this info.
    About extension and script injection, according to Kaspersky, they need either of this for features like Safe money, URL advisor, secure input, etc to work properly. Now it's upto the user to decide whether they need any of this extra features or not.
     

    Vitali Ortzi

    Level 19
    Verified
    18/05/2020
    Clean 2004 install
    • No 3rd party AV for now
    • Added Emsisoft extension
    • FF as default browser
    • Went back with PatchMyPC, Chocolatey is good but sometimes is a mess and stores lots of files in its folder.
    Lol consumer grade patch management products are a joke 😂.
     

    geminis3

    Level 13
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    Usability is very important so nice change.
    I tried enterprise McAfee but it made my fans ramp up, on demand scans use 100% CPU and web protection currently is not compatible with latest FF.

    Can't imagine how people can live without a system backup software like Macrium.

    Usability is very important so nice change.
    Users sometimes need to sacrifice protection level for convenience in their daily usage.
     

    Vitali Ortzi

    Level 19
    Verified
    I tried enterprise McAfee but it made my fans ramp up, on demand scans use 100% CPU and web protection currently is not compatible with latest FF.

    Can't imagine how people can live without a system backup software like Macrium.
    It basically was one of the worst AVs to run on my old 8700p broken fan 4gb ddr2 ram PC.
    Even disabling most modules still resulted in a big degrade of performance.
    Can't imagine a whole company running MacAfee .
    It has very nice capability unfortunately like most Enterprise products deafult settings aren't too good against zero days .
    No wonder small business who doesn't have an IT person gets rekt by cyber attacks.
     
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