Latest Changes
Jan 27, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Disabled - Safety mechanisms are turned off
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Internet Security
Malewarebytes
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Malewarebytes
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome
Web Privacy
AdGuard
System Utilities
Ashampoo WinOptimizer 16
Data Backup
None
Frequency of Data backups
None
System Backup
None
Frequency of System backups
None
Computer Activity
Online banking
Browsing web and email
Computer Specifications
HP Pavilion
6.00 GB
64 Bit
Staff Notes

This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.

LDogg

Level 28
Verified
Please use a form of backup solution such as Macrium reflect as this is the last layer of security that needs adding. Also add Scriptsafe to Google Chrome to round up web browser protection. Thanks for sharing.

~LDogg
 

bribon77

Level 26
Verified
I do not see the need for Malwarebytes in real time along with Kaspersky Internet Security. I don't think KIS is going to miss anything important that I can detect, Malwarebytes.
As for backups, I agree with what colleagues say are very necessary to this day.
Thank you for sharing.:giggle:
 

plat1098

Level 6
Verified
Consider to remove Ashampoo and follow suggestions about backups.
Hi, I'm nosy. No experience with this product but why do you say to remove Ashampoo? Is there something specific about it that would compel one to get rid of it? Simple search reveals a discussion about this item, from 3 years back, with several members saying it's fine, OK, I use it, and a couple of others saying it's "snake oil." So, is it a PUP, does it connect to home base a lot? Does it load up your email w/spam?
 

brod56

Level 15
Verified
Hi, I'm nosy. No experience with this product but why do you say to remove Ashampoo? Is there something specific about it that would compel one to get rid of it? Simple search reveals a discussion about this item, from 3 years back, with several members saying it's fine, OK, I use it, and a couple of others saying it's "snake oil." So, is it a PUP, does it connect to home base a lot? Does it load up your email w/spam?
It was a suggestion. I haven't used Ashampoo products in a long time, but last time I did, it did nothing good, as with most 'PC cleaners'.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Verified
@Mike M:
  • Please specify the exact version of KIS and MalwareBytes. I think You don't need to run MWB in resident protection, I would keep it for on demands scans.
  • Enable Device Security -> SmartScreen.
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free and Norton Power Eraser.
  • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
  • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may a VPN service. Are You sing AdGuard extension of Desktop product?.
  • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing Your config :giggle: