Recent changes
Jan 1, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10
account
Sign in with Microsoft ID
Log-in security
    • Account password
    • Windows Hello PIN
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
ESET Internet Security
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Periodic scanners
Malwarebytes Premium (all realtime protection off, using the premium of automatic daily scan only)
HitmanPro (on demand scan)
VPN and Privacy
AdGuard (desktop), HotspotShield (used occasionally)
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Google Chrome (latest version, 64 bits) with Windows Defender Browser Protection
Mozilla Firefox (latest version, 64 bits)
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
Manually managed on a weekly basis
Backup and rollback
Backup schedule
Activity usage
  1. Financial and sensitive documents
  2. Generic web browsing
  3. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  4. Shared among other family members
  5. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites
  6. Video and photo editing
Computer hardware
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 šŸ˜„

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 šŸ‘


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 šŸ˜›

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

Thanks a lot for your answer šŸ˜‰