Latest changes
Jun 28, 2018
Windows Edition
OS version
Windows 10 1803
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Exposure to malware
Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
Real-time Malware protection
G Data Internet Security 2018 for Real-time and Web Protection
Periodic scanners
Malwarebytes Premium And Zemana Anti-Malware
Browser and Add-ons
Bitdefender Traffic Light ,and HTTPS Everywhere
Privacy tools and VPN
UBlock Origin
Private Internet Access (VPN)
Password manager
Last Pass
Search engine
Maintenance tools
Kaspersky Software Updater
Photos and Files backup
Acronics True Image
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per month
Backup and Restore
AOMEI Partition Assistant
I also keep a fresh copy of Windows 10 1803 Recovery on a USB Drive
Backup schedule
Once or more per month


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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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.