Latest Changes
Jul 4, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1903
    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
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    Microsoft (@outlook.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Premium
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes, Norton Power Eraser, HitmanPro, and EKK
    Browsers and Extensions
    Google Chrome with:
    -uBlock Origin with additional filters
    -Last Pass
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    uBlock Origin with additional filters & F-Secure Freedome VPN.
    Password Managers
  • Lastpass
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    None
    Data Backup
    EaseUS Todo Backup Free with External HDD
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    EaseUS Todo Backup Free with External HDD
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Malware testing
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Programming
  • Computer Specifications
    ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW
    Intel i7-6700 HQ @ 2.6Ghz
    16GB RAM
    512 SSD

    Spawn

    Administrator
    Verified
    Staff member
    No system utilities at least you can add CCleaner:D
    The actual need for CCleaner (and other optimisers) have dwindled over the years.
    • Late-2018 builds of Windows 10, allow basic optimisations such as an updated version of 'Disk Clean-up', now called 'Free up space now' under Storage Sense. It's lightening fast on SSD.
    • Every web browser allows users to manage stored cookies, cache, history and permissions, with finer controls to erase data from a certain date. Extensions can these a step further.
    • Third-party uninstallers allow users to clear up leftover files on disk and registry.
    Most 3rd party system cleaners are either (or all) of the following:
    • Overrated - generally from loyal users circa. 2001 and cannot give it up
    • Bloatware - non-essentials features
    • Adware - toolbars, in-app sponsored adverts, extra software before main installation
    Whether you're an Expert or Beginner, recommending the wrong software is bad practice, and potentially dangerous.
     

    jackwilli

    Level 3
    The actual need for CCleaner (and other optimisers) have dwindled over the years.
    • Late-2018 builds of Windows 10, allow basic optimisations such as an updated version of 'Disk Clean-up', now called 'Free up space now' under Storage Sense. It's lightening fast on SSD.
    • Every web browser allows users to manage stored cookies, cache, history and permissions, with finer controls to erase data from a certain date. Extensions can these a step further.
    • Third-party uninstallers allow users to clear up leftover files on disk and registry.
    Most 3rd party system cleaners are either (or all) of the following:
    • Overrated - generally from loyal users circa. 2001 and cannot give it up
    • Bloatware - non-essentials features
    • Adware - toolbars, in-app sponsored adverts, extra software before main installation
    Whether you're an Expert or Beginner, recommending the wrong software is bad practice, and potentially dangerous.
    Hello sir, I am using laptop or computer since last month for first time. You can't even put me in beginner group:ROFLMAO:. And you are administrator of this site so i am not even comparable to your shadow. But as a windows or i should say PC learner,like me CCleaner is required till they know about windows inside settings and common commands. I know that mostly all system optimizers are just crap. But CCleaner has no issue like that. But as you said windows 10 has all those features inbuilt so I am going to remove ccleaner as i find them and become familiar with. After all I think I would be youngest here so I need all your advises so please keep me informed if i post something wrong or inappropriate.

    Thanks.
     

    Nevi

    Level 4
    Verified
    Great config Jack. I have started to user a standard account too. And with Esets suite nobody are going to get through your computer. At least it's unlikely.:unsure:
     
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    Burrito

    Level 16
    Verified
    Super clean configuration.

    I'm surprised how effective Malwarebytes Browser Extension (Beta) can be. You might consider giving that a look.