Latest Changes
Jun 19, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Build Version
    System Architecture
    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
    Malware Testing
    None - No Malware on host PC or VM
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Hard_configurator to recommended settings
    Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
    Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
    Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
    Unnecessary services disabled
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    don't need it
    Browsers and Extensions
    µblock Origin
    HTTPS Everywhere
    Reddit enhancement suite
    Cookie autodelete
    Brave browser only for youtube:
    cookie autodelete
    Web Privacy
    µblock Origin
    Password Manager
    Web Search
    System Utilities
    Data Backup
    Backup manually on an external hdd
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    I just Reinstall windows
    Frequency of System backups
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    CPU: i5 6500
    RAM: 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz
    GPU: GTX 1060 3GB
    SSD: Samsung 860 evo 500GB
    2nd SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB
    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.


    Level 60
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @MrBananaxx : please kindly consider:
    • To harden the system security (Windows Defender) with HardConfigurator (@Andy Ful), or NVT SysHardener and/or NVT OSA (@NoVirusThanks).
    • Change UAC -> Always Notify.
    • To run manual backups of important data to external devices.
    • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :giggle:


    Level 29
    My advice:
    • UAC to Always Notify
    • Think about a Backup solution like Macrium Reflect or EaseUS ToDo Backup Free
    • Add ZAM Free 3.0
    • Add a complimentary software for Window Firewall such as Tinywall or Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control
    • Add Configure Defender for Window Defender to further harden and better it's capabilties

    Thanks for sharing your config and hope you like my advice above.
    Also I like how you have incorporated Syshardener to your setup, this can really help you with the Firewall rules which are in the settings of this software.



    Level 2
    I modified UAC to always notify.
    As for the backup program I prefer to reinstall.
    For Zemana, I might try the new version.
    I don't think a 3rd party gui for the firewall is necessary, same for configure defender:)