Latest changes
Jan 1, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
OS version
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with associated Microsoft ID
Account log-in
  • Account Password
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    ESET Internet Security
    Periodic scanners
    Malwarebytes Premium (all realtime protection off, using the premium of automatic daily scan only)
    HitmanPro (on demand scan)
    Browser and Add-ons
    Google Chrome (latest version, 64 bits) with Windows Defender Browser Protection
    Mozilla Firefox (latest version, 64 bits)
    Privacy tools and VPN
    AdGuard (desktop), HotspotShield (used occasionally)
    Password manager
    1Password (desktop app) with 2FA enabled
    Search engine
    Maintenance tools
    Revo Uninstaller
    Photos and Files backup
    Manual backup on external HDD, that date being also save on 2 different hard drives stored in different places
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per week
    Backup and Restore
    Backup schedule
    No system backups
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Shared computer is used by other family members
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • Computer Specifications
    HP Pavilion Gaming
    Intel i5-9400F
    Nvidia GTX 1060
    16gb RAM
    256gb SSD + 1tb HDD
    Wifi, bluetooth, HDMI, DVD player/recorder


    Level 1
    First of, if my 2020 setup looks exactly like my 2019, well it's because i updated the 2019 one... just before it was sent to archives. Talk about wrong timing 😄

    For 2020 I've stayed with my go to favorite security softwares, aiming for a good balance between protection and usability. I've got 3 PC at home, some which are used by my wife and son, who are well educated on online safety. Also for more convenience my 3 computers have exactly the same config when it comes to security softwares.

    I know someone will at some point tell me i should use a backup software, but i simply don't like those as i almost never encounter issues and make a clean install should there be any problem.

    I might change a few things during the year and will update should there be any changes.

    Thanks for taking an interest on my setup and have a safe 2020 👍


    Level 1
    You don't need MWB Premium with EIS, I would keep it for on demand scans... You may also set UAC to Always Notify.
    About Malwarebytes Premium, you're without a doubt right. I like the added layer of protection it offers, and it actually plays very nice with the AV when exclusions are properly set, but it's a ressource hog, have false positives and slows down browsing.

    I actually mistakenly put Malwarebytes on the real time protection, but i'm only using it with all real time protection modules turned off and use the premium just for the automatic daily scan because i'm lazy 😛

    Anyway I've changed my settings and put Malwarebytes Premium on the on demand tools.

    Thanks a lot for your answer 😉