Latest changes
Aug 10, 2020
Daily driver
My Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
OS version
2004 ( build 19041.423 )
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
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with associated Microsoft ID
Account log-in
  • Account Password
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    1. CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
    2. Hard_Configurator + FirewallHardening
    3. Windows Defender
    RTP configuration
    Hard_Configurator:
    • "Windows_10_Recommended_Enhanced" profile
    FirewallHardening:
    • "LOLBins" and "Recommended" rules
    Periodic scanners
    1. AdwCleaner
    2. HitmanPro
    Browser and Add-ons
    • Chromium portable (updated by chrlauncher) with the following extensions:
      • Blocksi Web Filter
      • Close & Clean
      • Dark New Tab
      • uBlock origin
      • WebRTC Control
      • WebRTC Protect
    Privacy tools and VPN
    1. O&O ShutUp10
    2. WPD
    Password manager
    Microsoft Synchronization
    Search engine
    Startpage
    Maintenance tools
    • Portable softwares:
      • Bandizip
      • Dism++
      • DriverStore Explorer
      • HiBit uninstaller
      • LibreOffice
      • MPC-BE
      • Nomacs
      • PDF SAM
      • Sumatra PDF
      • SUMo
      • Thunderbird
    Photos and Files backup
    Aomei Backupper Standard
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Aomei Backupper Standard
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    MSI Cubi Intel Core i3-5005U
    12Gb RAM
    128Gb SSD

    Gandalf_The_Grey

    Level 32
    Verified
    Good config (y)

    I would set UAC to always notify:

    You can set Microsoft Defender Antivirus to high with ConfigureDefender.
    Less work for Comodo.

    Have a look at what's blocked by Comodo Firewall.
    I had a lot of Windows exes blocked with Comodo Firewall 7036 and Windows 10 2004.

    Do you absolutely need all those extensions?
    With only uBlock Origin webpages load faster:
    I went form AdGuard and LastPass to uBlock Origin and Bitwarden and I can clearly notice a difference.
     

    imuade

    Level 11
    Verified
    Good config (y)

    I would set UAC to always notify:

    You can set Microsoft Defender Antivirus to high with ConfigureDefender.
    Less work for Comodo.

    Have a look at what's blocked by Comodo Firewall.
    I had a lot of Windows exes blocked with Comodo Firewall 7036 and Windows 10 2004.

    Do you absolutely need all those extensions?
    With only uBlock Origin webpages load faster:
    I went form AdGuard and LastPass to uBlock Origin and Bitwarden and I can clearly notice a difference.
    UAC is a nightmare, I can barely tolerate it at default ;)

    I have actually set exceptions on Microsoft Defender Antivirus for my portable apps folder because I rely more on Comodo :)

    Blocksi and uBlock are the only two extensions I really need, but the others don't add any burden, but do add a lot of productivity and privacy :)
     

    imuade

    Level 11
    Verified
    Update 12/07/2020
    I have noticed that boot time and especially shut down time is longer when using any 3rd party security softwares.
    So, I have uninstalled Comodo Firewall and I have added back Hard_Configurator with "Windows_10_Recommended_Enhanced" profile and my "Portable_SW" folder whitelisted.
    ConfigureDefender and FirewallHardening helps to set Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Windows Firewall properly
     

    imuade

    Level 11
    Verified
    Update 03/08/2020
    Replaced Windows Defender with Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.
    V. 21 looks pretty good, they have improved automatic updates a lot (now the user can set the update interval and the delay after boot up), which was my main concern with V. 20.

    Replaced geek uninstaller, Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner with HiBit uninstaller
     

    SeriousHoax

    Level 29
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    Update 03/08/2020
    Replaced Windows Defender with Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.
    V. 21 looks pretty good, they have improved automatic updates a lot (now the user can set the update interval and the delay after boot up), which was my main concern with V. 20.

    Replaced geek uninstaller, Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner with HiBit uninstaller
    Can you check the disk usage cause by Kaspersky after system startup? It's better to check this when you turn on your PC after shutdown. On my system it uses a lot of disks for almost 5 minutes and the system behaves slowly at that time. That's the reason I tend to avoid Kaspersky.
     

    imuade

    Level 11
    Verified
    Can you check the disk usage cause by Kaspersky after system startup? It's better to check this when you turn on your PC after shutdown. On my system it uses a lot of disks for almost 5 minutes and the system behaves slowly at that time. That's the reason I tend to avoid Kaspersky.
    When I have turned my PC on this morning I haven't noticed any disk usage.
    It uses around 1% of CPU when browsing, but webpages opening time is quite snappy
     

    imuade

    Level 11
    Verified
    Update 10/08/2020
    Because of the glitches I mentioned here Update - New Release : Immunet 7.3.0 ( 16 june 2020 ) I made a clean installation of Windows 10 2004.
    When I downloaded Chromium Edge and I logged into my Microsoft account, I didn't get any syncronization... no settings, no bookmarks, no passwords...
    Fortunately I backed them up on my Google account too, so I have switched to Chromium portable (updated by chrlauncher).
    Since Windows Defender is performing well after Windows reinstallation, I'll keep it for a while
     
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