I'm paranoid of getting infected.Well, as you said another topic, you are paranoid it sure like that. But why you are using ghostery if you REALLY are paranoid? Read some things in internet And how could you trust chrome/google? Okay, you are paranoid about security. I think u have have too much blockers etc, real-time protection good so are on demand. And please some kind of backup is must have, Aomei,Paragon,macrium. veeam etc.
enabled UAC.Since you run VS in Smart Mode, you may want to disable KIS' TAM to avoid redundancy.
You insist on being paranoid, but you don't have to have an overlapping security software. You just have to know how a security software works, then if you feel that it's not enough, you add the necessary software to fill the gaps. You also have to know how built-in OS security measures work, so turn on the UAC, at least to default!
But I have no problems with your current realtime protection. Just turn on UAC, and disable TAM.
What!? Why such a tedious task (the reinstalling/reconfiguring software after the Windows install) so frequently?I reinstall Windows every 3-4 months.
crucial data/files are backed up on the cloud, and well really crucial ones on a separate usb drive.I'll just echo two things:
1. If you don't have irreplaceable data, then you don't have to worry about backups. If you do, then are you OK with permanently losing that data? File system errors, hardware failures, software faults, human error all put data at risk, not just malware.
2. Adguard and uBlock Origin are redundant; pick one. I like uBO but both are fine products. (I use uBO on my hosts and Adguard on my VM.)
What!? Why such a tedious task (the reinstalling/reconfiguring software after the Windows install) so frequently?