Latest Changes
Jun 14, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Windows Hello PIN (recommended)
  • Windows Hello Fingerprint
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Avast Free
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Avast @Evjl's Rain Settings + Rootkit scans on boot
    Syshardener @ default tweaks + a few more
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    on demand scanners:
    malwarebytes antimalware free
    zemana antimalware free 3.0
    Hitman Pro
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome + adguard adblocker extension (stealth mode)
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    avast secureline vpn
    Password Managers
  • important passwords in my head, all the rest in chrome
  • Web Search
  • google
  • System Utilities
    gpg encryption
    bandizip archiver
    Data Backup
    aomei backupper pro
    macrium reflect free
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    aomei backupper pro
    macrium reflect free
    Frequency of System backups
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    Dell xps 13 9380
    UHD Graphics 620
    8GB DDR3
    256GB SSD


    Level 35
    thanks oldschool, good suggestion.

    i've been looking at using adguard dns which encrypts dns requests (currently using cloudflare is this something you guys recommend?
    I don't use one but probably a lot of members do. I wouldn't mind using OpenDNS here at home but can't with my ISP. There are some recent posts about Adguard DNS but you'll have to look for them. Sorry I can't offer more help.


    Level 1
    Hi all, i'm contemplating using bitlocker on my laptop. it has two partitions: C: system drive and D: for data. From what i've read on the net, since i'm on Windows 10 home, i must use command line manage-bde. My laptop has tpm 2.0. I would like the boot up to be seamless with windows ie no additional password entry every time I start windows. From what i've read on the net, the commands i need are:

    to check current status:
    manage-bde -status

    Add TPM key protector for each partition:
    manage-bde -protectors -add c: -tpm
    manage-bde -protectors -add d: -tpm

    Add Recovery password in case i need to decrypt the partitions on another computer:
    manage-bde -protectors -add c: -rp
    manage-bde -protectors -add d: -rp

    save recovery password:
    manage-bde -protectors -get c:
    manage-bde -protectors -get d:

    Turn Bitlocker On with AES256 key and used space only encryption
    manage-bde -on c: -em AES256 -used
    manage-bde -on d: -em AES256 -used

    To turn off:
    manage-bde -off c:
    manage-bde -off d:

    In case of emergency, to unlock the drive using the recovery password:
    manage-bde –unlock d: -recoverypassword 111111-222222-333333-444444-555555-666666-777777-888888

    To pause protection, for example to update bios
    manage-bde -protectors -disable c:
    and then to re-enable:
    manage-bde -protectors -enable c:

    Is there anything I'm missing???

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    Level 1
    Latest update to my laptop:

    • Ccleaner
    • Adwcleaner
    • Avast tweaked to @Evjl's Rain Settings but left rootkit scans on boot activated (THANKS @Evjl's Rain)
    • Upgraded Aomei Backupper standard to pro (free license giveaway on MT - THANKS!)
    • NVT Syshardener @ default tweaks + a few more
    • Added @Evjl's Rain host file to silence avast
    • Macrium Reflect Free
    everything running super smooth!