Latest Changes
Jun 28, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    Windows 10 1803
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    G Data Internet Security 2018 for Real-time and Web Protection
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes Premium And Zemana Anti-Malware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Bitdefender Traffic Light ,and HTTPS Everywhere
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    UBlock Origin
    Private Internet Access (VPN)
    Password Managers
  • Last Pass
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Kaspersky Software Updater
    Data Backup
    Acronics True Image
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    AOMEI Partition Assistant
    I also keep a fresh copy of Windows 10 1803 Recovery on a USB Drive
    Frequency of System backups


    Level 63
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @jn221: Your config is "Secure" except for this: Yes - On my host PC, isolated from files and network, please if You are testing malware do it in an isolated system using a Virtual Manchine (VMWare or VirtualBox).

    Also, You may consider:
    • You may removed from Virus and Malware Removal Tools -> GData, as if Your main real.time solution,.
    • Set UAC to Always Notify.
    • Install uBlock Origin (and delete AdBlock).
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Level 29
    Things that could take off from your config:
    • Bitdefender Traffic Light - this could be changed to Norton Safe Web, Avira Browser Safety or VTZilla depending which browser you use
    • HTTPS Everywhere - in 2018 most websites now use HTTPS as a standard rollout thanks to Google pushing for it
    • Google as search engine - changes to DuckDuckGo or Startpage for your default search engine
    Things to optionally add to your config:
    • Wise Disk Cleaner is a better alternative to CCleaner
    • Add Sysharderner, basic OS hardening rules for your computer and Windows Firewall
    • Add Sandboxie for greater browser security/privacy
    • Specify which browser you could be using so I can give you extra help on extensions to install
    • OSArmor as an anti-exploit alongside G-Data
    • Add Emsisoft Emergency Kit as another on demand scanner
    Thanks for sharing.