Latest changes
Nov 18, 2018
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
17134.407 (Windows 10 1803)
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall and Network protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall is active
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Windows Defender
Periodic scanners
VirusTotal scan on downloaded files
Browser and Extensions
Google Chrome + Mozilla Firefox
Privacy tools and VPN
uBlock Origin for Chrome + Firefox
Search engine
Google
Maintenance tools
None
Photos and Files backup
Google Drive for family photo/video backup + OneDrive full PC sync + portable drive for family photo/video backup
File Backup schedule
Automatically sync to the cloud
Backup and Restore
Not Applicable; there is no point in system backup because I usually do a full Windows reinstall from ISO disk around every 3 months. All my personal files is duplicated on OneDrive, Google Drive and portable drive.
Backup schedule
No system backups
Computer Specifications
https://www.asus.com/us/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-GL552VW/specifications/
Very light yet effective. I would consider consider CCleaner, but that's your choice.
Thanks for sharing!
I'd add Avira Browser Safety to Chrome for some added web protection.
Also if you haven't tweaked Kaspersky Internet Security for maximum protection I suggest you do that.

Thanks for sharing. :)
Just add Disconnect

You are protected.

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, I'll keep them in mind next time I update my config. By the way is Avira Browser Safety compatible with KIS or is it a independent security add-on for Chrome? Also can it be used with Disconnect?

Thanks for the suggestions! :)
 
2018 fresh OS reinstall changes:
  • Enabled eDrive (hardware BitLocker) on Samsung 850 EVO. Along with a required complete SSD secure erase and fresh OS install for it to work.
  • Removed Macrium Reflect due to restore issues with eDrive BitLocker during testing. Everything is stored in OneDrive/Google Drive now.
  • Updated KIS to version KIS 2018
  • Removed Malwarebytes Free as part of OS reinstall for minimum software installation. That means graphic driver only (no GeForce experience) and vendor specific keyboard hotkey driver, the rest is left to Windows 10 to auto download and install the necessary drivers.
 

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It would be better if You add a system Image BackUp solution: Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI BackUpper are free and reliable.

Thanks for sharing :)
 
2018 fresh OS reinstall changes:
  • Removed Kaspersky Internet Security to give Windows Defender a try.
  • Switched Microsoft Office installation from manual download setup installation to Windows Store installation. Office installed from Windows Store provides better automatic updates and less hassle in updating from what I have observed from other PCs.
 
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