Latest Changes
Jun 19, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1903
    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
    Administrator
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Unnecessary services disabled
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    don't need it
    Browsers and Extensions
    Firefox:
    µblock Origin
    HTTPS Everywhere
    Bitwarden
    BetterTTV
    Reddit enhancement suite
    Decentraleyes
    Cookie autodelete
    Brave browser only for youtube:
    cookie autodelete
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    µblock Origin
    Cloudflare DNS with DoH in Firefox
    ProtonVPN
    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden
  • Web Search
  • Duckduckgo
  • System Utilities
    None
    Data Backup
    Backup manually on an external hdd
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    I just Reinstall windows
    Frequency of System backups
    None
    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.

    harlan4096

    Level 63
    Verified
    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:
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    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.

    ~LDogg
     

    MrBananaxx

    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:)