Latest Changes
Jun 25, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    17134.472
    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
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    None
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Software:
    • Bitdefender Total Security 2019 (23.0.24.120) (6 month trial)
    • Tinywall (disbaled)
    • Kerish Doctor 2019
    Web Browser (Brave): N/A
    Web Browser (Edge):
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Won't say.
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Comodo Cleaning Essentials - Killswitch which is like task manager, usage on a weekly basis
    Zemana Anti Malware 3.0 - once a week usage
    NPE - when needed for a scan
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave:
    Scriptsafe - Unwanted content, blocking of scripts on websites
    Click n Clean - Set to wipe all data on browser exit
    Nano Adblocker - Filterlists via screenshot: Screenshot
    Poper Blocker - Primarily for successful blockage of Pop Ups
    Authy - For 2 Factor authentication

    Edge:
    Nano Adblocker - Filterlist is same as previous screenshot
    McAfee SiteAdvisor - Blocks malware, viruses and various other features
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Trace
    Scriptsafe
    Nano Adblocker
    Windscribe VPN - Free Plan, 50GB data allowance
    Password Managers
  • Do not believe in using a PW Manager for myself, have a photographic memory :P
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo - privacy and alternative to Google
  • System Utilities
    Virtual DJ - my job as a DJ
    Seed4Me - 1 Year Plan for VPN
    Vuze - for torrent downloads as some music I purchase also has Torrent dl's
    Kerish Doctor 2019: A lot of tools to mention xD
    NVT Connections Viewer - self explanatory
    Wise Care 365 v5.2.7 - Scheduled weekly cleans
    Syshardener (Portable) - self explanatory
    Revo Uninstaller Pro - self explanatory
    7-Zip - self explanatory
    Data Backup
    Exiland Backup Standard &
    Aomei Backupper Professional (v4.6.2)

    • Backed up via USB & HD
    • Also on volume
    • Daily backups of critical folders
    Frequency of Data backups
    Daily
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Malware testing
  • Computer Specifications
    Brand/Model: Panasonic CF-52PFN32PE Toughbook
    CPU: Intel Core i5 M 420, 2.40GHz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    RAM; 4GB
    SDD: 250GB
    GPU: n/a

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated: 03/03/2019

    Added System Utility: Wise Care 365 v5.2.2
    Added System Utility: Ashampoo Uninstaller 7 Premium
    Removed System Utility: Wise Disk Cleaner Free - upgraded to the premium
    Removed System Utility: PatchMyPC ~ felt like it was unneeded on my PC
    Removed System Utility: Systernal Autoruns
    Removed System Utility: Process Explorer (already have NVT Connections Viewer)

    ~LDogg
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated: 06/02/2019

    Added Backup Solution: Degoo 100GB Free account Cloud backup. Auto backup on Phone & manual backup on Laptop.

    ~LDogg
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated: 06/03/2019

    Added Backup Solution: Exiland Backup Standard
    Removed Backup Solution: Degoo

    ~LDogg
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated 14/03/2019

    Installed Realtime & other: Comodo Internet Security Premium 11 (very very light on the system)

    Installr On demand scanners:
    • Norton Power Eraser
    • Zemana Anti Malware Free 3.0
    Removed Softwares:
    • Malwarebyte Firewall Control
    • Webroot
    • Zemana Anti Logger (after updates kept failing)
    • Malwarebytes Anti Malware
    • Ashampoo Uninstaller 7
    • Configure Defender
    Removed Browser Extensions:
    • Fluff Busting Purity
    • Trace
    ~LDogg
     

    technology

    Level 7
    Updated 14/03/2019

    Installed Realtime & other: Comodo Internet Security Premium 11 (very very light on the system)

    Installr On demand scanners:
    • Norton Power Eraser
    • Zemana Anti Malware Free 3.0
    Removed Softwares:
    • Malwarebyte Firewall Control
    • Webroot
    • Zemana Anti Logger (after updates kept failing)
    • Malwarebytes Anti Malware
    • Ashampoo Uninstaller 7
    • Configure Defender
    Removed Browser Extensions:
    • Fluff Busting Purity
    • Trace
    ~LDogg
    Very good update in all area
    Regarding comodo , did they realy fix long OS boot time ?
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated: 15/03/2019

    Removed Security Suite: Comodo (very high CPU Usage)
    Readded: Malwarebytes Firewall Control

    Added Antivirus: Comodo Cloud Anti-Virus with additional settings for the sandbox on Unrecognised apps.

    ~LDogg
     
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    imuade

    Level 9
    Verified
    Updated 14/03/2019
    Installed Realtime & other: Comodo Internet Security Premium 11 (very very light on the system)
    Updated: 15/03/2019
    Removed Security Suite: Comodo (very high CPU Usage)
    When you install any security suite (especially Comodo), it's better to wait for a while so that it can whitelist your apps and performance can become steady.

    Updated: 15/03/2019
    Added Antivirus: Comodo Cloud Anti-Virus with additional settings for the sandbox on Unrecognised apps.
    I guess you'll have similar problems (high CPU and/or high disk usage) with CCAV
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    When you install any security suite (especially Comodo), it's better to wait for a while so that it can whitelist your apps and performance can become steady.


    I guess you'll have similar problems (high CPU and/or high disk usage) with CCAV
    1. I see, I've never had high CPU go on for any suite for a prolonged period of time, on the other laptop which I have this situated on as well there is no prolonged CPU usage whatsoever! Thank you for noting this for me

    2. I hope not, but as this primarily an AV and not a suite (of sorts) may not suffer the same thing.

    ~LDogg
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated: 18/03/2019

    Removed VPN Service: Seed4Me (too buggy, when disconnecting the Internet would not come back on, cannot recommend this service at all to anyone)

    ~LDogg
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    @LDogg - looking forward to hearing your experience with CCAV. (y)
    My experience for me so far using this product is fabulous, no high CPU usage it's great. Quite configurable surprisingly too. I would actually recommend this, I can't recommend it's Internet Security package, but that's from personal experience and someone else may not get the same outcome.

    I even tested CCAV on my Hyper-V too. It's good!

    ~LDogg
     

    outlawxtorn

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    Content Creator
    My experience for me so far using this product is fabulous, no high CPU usage it's great. Quite configurable surprisingly too. I would actually recommend this, I can't recommend it's Internet Security package, but that's from personal experience and someone else may not get the same outcome.

    I even tested CCAV on my Hyper-V too. It's good!

    ~LDogg
    I've been testing CCAV as well and really like it! Maybe for than cfw. Did you install the optional security essentials?