Latest changes
Sep 11, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS version
2004
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Standard account
Account type
Sign in with local account
Account log-in
  • Account Password
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender
    RTP configuration
    ConfigureDefender Max settings
    Custom exploit protection settings for apps and browsers
    Periodic scanners
    Hitman Pro (paid)
    Browser and Add-ons
    Brave/Brave Nightly --> Brave Shields + ClearURLs + LocalCDN
    Edge Chromium --> Strict Tracking Protection + ClearURLs + LocalCDN
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Cloudfare DNS
    ClearURLs
    LocalCDN
    Password manager
    Brain.exe + little black book
    Search engine
    DuckDuckGo
    Maintenance tools
    Windows built-in
    Photos and Files backup
    Copy/Paste --> Free Agent drive
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Aomei Backupper Pro --> image monthly or as needed
    System protection --> restore points as needed @ app or data changes
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per month
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • Computer Specifications
    Lenovo L340 i3 8145U CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.300 GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM 1 TB HDD
    Your changelog
    5/3/20 --> Removed Bitdefender and back to Windows Defender --> Updated RunBySmartscreen
    May 2020 ---> various small changes
    3 June, 2020 --> updated to W10 2004
    7 June 2020 --> rolled back to 1909
    8 August 2020 --> Back to Bitdefender until M$ figures out a fix for buggy Network Inspection Service
    10 August 2020 --> Added Trace and re-enabled µBO in Brave
    23 August 2020 --> Added LocalCDN to browsers
    --------------------> Added VoodooShield v.5.92
    27 August 2020 --> Removed µBO, added Privacy Badger in Edge
    31 August 2020 --> Removed Bitdefender Free
    --------------------> Reverted to Windows Defender
    --------------------> Removed Trafficlight and added Malwarbytes Browser Guard
    7 September 2020 --> Removed Malwarebytes Browser Guard
    ----------------------------> Added Emsisoft Browser Protection
    Later in September --> Removed Emsisoft Browser Guard
    --> Enabled Google SafeBrowsing in Brave

    SeriousHoax

    Level 29
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    I've been reading up more on tracking/privacy lately and now I'm digging into Trace on Edge to see what its many features offer. Experimenting with different extensions is more than fun, it's a learning experience about browser processes, etc. (y):geek:
    Yes it's a good one. I've it installed in my Brave. Some of the thing it does can be done in Firefox via about:config changes but it's a lot more useful for chromium based browsers :D
     

    Sampei Nihira

    Level 6
    Verified
    I've been reading up more on tracking/privacy lately and now I'm digging into Trace on Edge to see what its many features offer. Experimenting with different extensions is more than fun, it's a learning experience about browser processes, etc. (y):geek:
    You can do some tests to check if your browsers have sufficient privacy protection.:);)
    I personally am also to limit the insecure cipher suites as much as possible, with a browser link on the desk.
    If then some website doesn't open I can always start the browser from Start ......
     

    blackice

    Level 27
    Verified
    Hi, oldschool! Do not use an additional program for system backup? I was told here that the utilities built into the system are not enough for this :) You need either Macrium Free or AOMEI Backupper Standard. Just in case :)
    To this point. I had no problem using built in backup until I wanted to do a restore and it failed spectacularly and I had to do a fresh install. I though it was working fine, but it apparently wasn’t? I’ve had lots of success with Macrium. Also, I just wanted to participate in this HOT thread. :ROFLMAO:
     

    blackice

    Level 27
    Verified
    @SFox @blackice Yes, I've considered installing Aomei but unsure whether to use OneKey Free, which I've used before, or BackerUpper.
    Sometimes there is no best answer, my friend. I’ve no experience with either myself, but heard mostly positive things about both. It’s probably one of those just pick one situations if there’s no single feature drawing you in. I’d go with BackUpper based on its similarity to Macrium.
     
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