SECURITY: Complete jn221's Security Setup 2018

Last updated
Jun 28, 2018
Windows Edition
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
G Data Internet Security 2018 for Real-time and Web Protection
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Malware testing
Periodic security scanners
Malwarebytes Premium And Zemana Anti-Malware
Browsers, Search and Addons
Bitdefender Traffic Light ,and HTTPS Everywhere
Maintenance and Cleaning
Kaspersky Software Updater
Personal Files & Photos backup
Acronics True Image
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
AOMEI Partition Assistant
I also keep a fresh copy of Windows 10 1803 Recovery on a USB Drive
Device backup routine


Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
@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 33
May 4, 2018
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.