Latest Changes
Sep 7, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    Version or Build no.
    Build 17763
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Google (@gmail.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Windows Hello PIN (recommended)
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    1) ESET NOD32 Antivirus (Set to game mode when running games)
    2) Windows Defender Firewall
    3) NoVirusThanks SysHardener
    4) NoVirusThanks OSArmor
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Better performance
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
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    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    1) Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    2) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    3) Zemana Anti-Malware
    Browsers and Extensions
    1) AdGuard
    2) BitDefender TrafficLight
    3) HTTPS Everywhere
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
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    Password Managers
  • Notebook and a pen
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    1) CCleaner with CCEnhancer
    2) Revo Uninstaller Pro
    3) Auslogics Disk Defrag
    4) Wise Care 365
    Data Backup
    Software:
    1) AOMEI Backupper
    Cloud Storage:
    1) OneDrive
    External HDD:
    1) 4TB Western Digital HDD
    2) 2TB Western Digital HDD
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Software:
    1) AOMEI Backupper
    External HDD:
    1) 4TB Western Digital
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    Brand & Model: ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
    GPU: ATI RadeonT RX 560X
    ATI AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics

    RAM: 4GB
    Storage: 1TB Toshiba HDD

    Evjl's Rain

    Level 43
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Malware Hunter
    These are my thoughts on this configure
    - I think it's overkill
    - IMO, it's a waste to use a paid AV with an anti-exe (just me). A free light AV + anti-exe is perfect
    - You don't need OSA in this machine. Syshardener is sufficient enough and consumes zero CPU
    - After upgrading to 8GB of RAM (must!!!), you can try out PrimoCache, which uses your RAM to support HDD as cache, like SSHD. You can set from 512-1024MB as RAM cache and prioritize Reading cache more than Writing cache (80-20 or 70-30%) => It significantly speeds up my ancient computer with first-gen i3 and HDD (set only 256MB cache because it only has 4GB RAM)

    by the way, are you sure using an anti-exe would work on your GF's laptop? Will she will allow everything and make anti-exe useless like UAC?
     
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    King Alpha

    Level 25
    These are my thoughts on this configure
    - I think it's overkill
    - IMO, it's a waste to use a paid AV with an anti-exe (just me). A free light AV + anti-exe is perfect
    - You don't need OSA in this machine. Syshardener is sufficient enough and consumes zero CPU
    - After upgrading to 8GB of RAM (must!!!), you can try out PrimoCache, which uses your RAM to support HDD as cache, like SSHD. You can set from 512-1024MB as RAM cache and prioritize Reading cache more than Writing cache (80-20 or 70-30%) => It significantly speeds up my ancient computer with first-gen i3 and HDD (set only 256MB cache because it only has 4GB RAM)

    by the way, are you sure using an anti-exe would work on your GF's laptop? Will she will allow everything and make anti-exe useless like UAC?
    She rarely using the laptop, but I'm considering removing either VoodooShield or OS Armor.

    Thanks guys for all your replies.
     
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