King Mellow's Layered Security 2016

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Dec 31, 1969
Windows Edition
Pro
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Primary user
Windows UAC
Always notify
Always-on protection
Emsisoft Internet Security | SecureAPlus | AppGuard | KeyScrambler Premium | AdGuard Premium | Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit | McShield Anti-Malware | Unchecky |
Firewall
Firewall (user-choice). See details below.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Zemana AntiLogger | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware | HitmanPro | Crystal Security |
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome - AdGuard | HTTPS Everywhere | BitDefender TrafficLight | WOT | LastPass | Stealth Mode | ZenMate (On-Demand) |
Mozilla Firefox - AdGuard | HTTPS Everywhere | BitDefender TrafficLight | LastPass | ZenMate (On-Demand) |
Utilities for Maintenance
CCleaner | Wise Care 365 | Revo Uninstaller Pro | Auslogics Disk Defrag | Kerish Doctor |
Files & Photos backup
None
Files & Photos backup routine
Emergency recovery plan
Windows Backup and Restore | AOMEI Backupper |
Integrity of recovery plan

King Alpha

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Jun 21, 2013
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HP TOUCHSMART 320-1030 PC (WINDOWS 10 Pro)
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Accessories:
Keyboard - Logitech K520 Wireless Keyboard
Mouse - A4Tech G9-500F Wireless Mouse
Headphones - Bose SoundTrue On-Ears Headphones
Webcam - Logitech HD Pro C920
Printer - Canon Pixma E560 Colour Wifi Multifunction Inkjet Printer
Router - NETGEAR AC1200 Smart Wifi Router
USB Hub - Cable Matters 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Mini-Hub

Back-UPS - CyberPower UPS
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Real-Time Protection:

Main Antivirus/Anti-Malware -
Emsisoft Internet Security (1 yr. License)
Companion Antivirus/Anti-Malware - SecureAPlus (No Offline AV | 2 yr. License)
Firewall - EIS' Firewall
Firewall Tool - N/A

UAC - Maximum
Windows SmartScreen - On
Anti-Executable - AppGuard (Lifetime)
Anti-Exploit - Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Premium)

Anti-KeyLogger - Zemana AntiLogger (Lifetime / On-Demand) | KeyScrambler Premium |
Anti-Ransomware - N/A
Anti-PUP/Anti-Adware - EIS' File Guard | Reason Core Security |
Behavior Blocker - EIS' Behavior Blocker
HIPS - N/A

App Whitelisting - SecureAPlus (Premium)
Web Filter - AdGuard Premium | BitDefender TrafficLight |
Ad Blocker - AdGuard Premium
DNS Server - Norton ConnectSafe

USB Protection - McShield Anti-Malware
Webcam Protection - N/A

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On-Demand Scanners:

> Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Premium)
> Crystal Security

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Other Security Softwares:

Sandbox - Sandboxie (On-Demand)
Light Virtualization - Shadow Defender (On-Demand)
Virtual Machine - N/A
IP Filter -
N/A
Network Security Monitor - N/A
Browser Immunization - N/A
Password Manager - LastPass

Online File Scanner - VirusTotal Uploader

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System Tweaks:
>
Disabled unnecessary Windows Services (Black Viper's Config)
> Disabled Autoplay and Autorun
> Turned off unneeded Windows Features
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Browsers:

> Google Chrome
> Mozilla Firefox
> Microsoft Edge
Browser Extensions:
Google Chrome
> AdGuard | HTTPS Everywhere | BitDefender TrafficLight | WOT | LastPass | Stealth Mode |

Mozilla Firefox
> AdGuard | HTTPS Everywhere | NoScript | BitDefender TrafficLight | LastPass | ZenMate (On-Demand) |
Search Engine:
>
Google | DuckDuckGo | Bing |
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Backup And Recovery:

> Windows Backup | AOMEI Backupper Free | External HDD (Western Digital 1TB) |
Main Storage:
>
Internal HDD (Seagate 2TB) | External HDD (Western Digital 1TB) |
Online Storage:
>
OneDrive | DropBox | Google Drive |
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Cleaning Utilities:
>
CCleaner | Wise Care 365 Pro | Kerish Doctor |
Disk Defragmenter:

> Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro
Software Updaters:
> Secunia PSI | PatchMyPC |
Uninstaller:
> Revo Uninstaller Pro | CCleaner |
Startup Manager:
> WinPatrol PLUS | MSConfig | CCleaner | Wise Care 365 Pro |
System Optimizer:

> Wise Care 365 Pro | Process Lasso | Kerish Doctor |
System Monitor:

> Process Explorer (Portable)
Specs Viewer:
> Speccy
Data Recovery:

> Recuva
Partition Manager:
> AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro

HDD Health Viewers:
> CrystalDiskInfo (Portable) | HD Tune (Portable) |

Repair Tool:
> Tweaking.com - Windows Repair (Portable) | Kerish Doctor |
File Archivers:
>
7-Zip
Remote Access Tool:
>
N/A
Network Monitoring Tool:
> Wireless Network Watcher (Portable)
Download Manager:
>
Free Download Manager
P2P:
>
qBittorent (Enabled IP Filter)
File Sharing:
>
ShareIt

Shutdown Tool:

> Wise Shutdown
File/Folder Unlocker:
> Unlocker
File Hider:
> Wise Folder Hider
Screenshot Tool:
> LightScreen (Portable)
Other Utilities:
> BlueScreenView (Portable) | ShellMenuView (Portable) | ShellExtensionView (Portable) |
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Office Suite:

> Microsoft Office 365 University (4 yr. License) | LibreOffice |
PDF Editor:
> PDF-XChange
PDF Reader:
> Sumatra PDF
Text Editor:
> Notepad++ | Notepad |
Note-taking App:
> Evernote

CSV Editor:

> CSVed
Image Viewer:
>
Windows Photo Viewer
Image Editor:
>
Adobe Photoshop | Paint.NET | GIMP | PhotoScape |
Music Streaming:
>
Spotify
Music Player:
> MusicBee

Music Converter/Audio Editor:
> Audacity
Video Converter:
> N/A
Video Player:
>
VLC | PotPlayer |
CD-DVD-Blu-ray Burner:
> DVD Decrypter
Virtual Disc Mount:
>
PowerISO
Email Client:
> Mozilla Thunderbird | Microsoft Outlook |
Messenger:
>
Skype
Desktop Customization Tools:
>
Rainmeter | Omnimo |
Other Softwares:
> Red Modding Center (NBA2k Modding Tool)
Email Services:
> Gmail | Yahoomail (Main) | Protonmail |
Games:
Installed
>
NBA 2K14 | Game Of Thrones |
External HDD

> The Walking Dead Season 1 & 2 | Tales From The Borderlands |The Wolf Among Us | Music Wars Empire | Music Wars 2 |
GTA San Andreas | Kudos 2 | Kudos Rock Legend | RedShirt | Banished | Rebuild 3 |

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LENOVO FLEX LAPTOP (WINDOWS 10 HOME)
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Real-Time Protection:
Main Antivirus - avast! Free
Companion Antivirus - SecureAPlus (18-Month License)
Firewall - Windows Firewall
Anti-Executable - VoodooShield (Free)
Anti-Exploit - Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Premium)
Anti-KeyLogger - Zemana AntiLogger (Lifetime) (On-Demand)
Anti-Adware/PUP - Unchecky
AdBlocker - AdGuard (Extension)
USB Protection - McShield Anti-Malware
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On-Demand Scanners:
> Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Premium)
> Crystal Security
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Browsers:
Main: Google Chrome

Secondary: Microsoft Edge
Browser Extensions:
Google Chrome

> AdGuard | HTTPS Everywhere | BitDefender TrafficLight | LastPass | Stealth Mode |
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Cleaning Utilities:
>
CCleaner | Wise Care 365 Pro |
Disk Defragmenter:

> Auslogics Disk Defrag Pro
Software Updaters:
> Secunia PSI
Uninstaller:
> Revo Uninstaller Pro
Startup Manager:
> WinPatrol PLUS | CCleaner | Wise Care 365 Pro |
File Archivers:

> 7-Zip
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Office Suite:
> Microsoft Office 365 University (4 yr. License) | LibreOffice |
PDF Editor:
> PDF-XChange
PDF Reader:
> Sumatra PDF
Text Editor:
> Notepad++ | Notepad |
Image Viewer:
>
Windows Photo Viewer
Image Editor:
>
Paint.NET
Music Streaming:
>
Spotify
Music Player:
> VLC

Video Player:
>
VLC
Email Client:
> Microsoft Outlook
Messenger:
>
Skype
Desktop Customization Tools:
>
N/A
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2016:
Disk Migration (to 2TB HDD) - Successful!
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2014:
Here's my new setup, thanks for those who helped me on installing Windows 8.1. :)
It's really fast comparing to Windows 7 but there's still a lot to improve. :cool:

- No Java installed
- No Silverlight installed
- Good browsing habits
- I keep my PC and all the softwares up-to-date, as much possible.
- And of course I'm using my Brain.exe (with Common Sense) :)
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Timeline:

Toshiba Laptop
Dec. 2007- May 2012 - AVG/avast! Free/Norton

HP TouchSmart PC
Nov. 2012- June 2013 - Trend Micro Internet Security
June 2013 - May 2014 - Comodo Internet Security / Webroot (Companion AV)

May 2014 (2 Weeks) - avast! Free
May 2014 - July 2014 - Qihoo 360 Internet Security
July 2014
- June 2015 - ESET NOD32 Antivirus
June 2015 - May 2016 - avast! Premier
May 2016 - July 15, 2016 - Qihoo 360 Total Security

July 15, 2016 - Present - Emsisoft Internet Security / SecureAPlus (Companion AV)

Lenovo Flex Laptop
July 21, 2016 - July 28,2016 - avast! Free Antivirus
July 28, 2016 - July 29, 2016 - Webroot Internet Security / SecureAPlus (Companion AV)
July 29, 2016 - September 2016 - avast! Free Antivirus

September 2016 - October 5, 2016 - Emsisoft Internet Security
October 5, 2016 - Present - Windows Defender / SecureAPlus (Companion AV)
 
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Cats-4_Owners-2

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@King Mellow, your system is solid, and your computer.., I saw one:eek: (just like yours) out of the box @Staples which felt like I was drooling over the fabled Porche Sports Car that's just too good to take home!;) You're definitely reserved on his "Nice List" which reads as though Santa Claus wrote it up just for you then decided he wanted to stop by MT first, deciding to leave his list here with us so he could come to get gift ideas for the rest of us!:D Congratulations on your new successfully installed Windows 8.1 OS.:D Plus, everything from the software & the browsers to the Add-ons, AV, & scanners, make it feel like it's a Holiday on a Monday morning!:rolleyes: Can you tello_O I like it?:cool::D
 
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