Latest Changes
Feb 7, 2020
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Version or Build no.
    1909
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    None
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Windows Defender @ Max via ConfigureDefender
    Hardened exploit protection for browsers
    OS hardening
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Hitman Pro (paid)
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave - hardened + built-in Shields + Privacy Possum + Decentraleyes + WDBP
    Edge/Edge Dev - hardened + built-in tracking protection + Decentraleyes + Privacy Possum
    Firefox - hardened + µBO + Privacy Possum + Bitdefender Trafficlight
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    µBlock Origin Beta @ medium mode (Firefox)
    Privacy Possum
    Decentraleyes
    Windows Defender Browser Protection (Brave)
    Bitdefender Trafficlight (Firefox)
    CleanBrowsing DNS
    Password Managers
  • Brain.exe + little black book
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo/Qwant/Wikipedia/StartPage/Gigbiru
  • System Utilities
    Windows built-in
    BleachBit 3.0 - "Hillary uses it" (y)
    RunBySmartscreen
    Document AntiExploit
    Data Backup
    Copy/Paste --> Free Agent drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Windows built-in --> image monthly or as needed
    System protection --> restore points as needed @ app or data changes
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Computer Specifications
    Lenovo L340 i3 8145U CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.300 GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM 1 TB HDD
    Changelog (Updates, Uninstalled, or Replaced)
    1/23/20 Updated --> VoodooShield Pro v.5.61 beta
    1/25/20 Removed --> VoodooShield
    2/7/20 --> reverted to built-in tracking protection and added Decentraleyes. Switched to CleanBrowsing DNS. (Thanks to @TairikuOkami)

    Umbra

    Level 25
    Verified
    Removed VoodooShield to take up the Windows Defender only challenge. 1 year, WD only.
    Are you ready to join? 🤔
    Welcome to the club of those who just need built-in security and enjoy their computer instead of spending all time of making virtual fences.


    I have Voodoshield free installed only because I regularly download samples and I fear what if I accidentally execute a sample that is not detected by WD yet
    Would it be better for you to use a VM or an old spare PC?
     

    plat1098

    Level 13
    Verified
    But I might get rid of it because it's slowing down startup.
    This is exactly why I got rid of ERP, another anti-executable. After making some revisions, like adding 4 ASR rules via gpedit.msc, I don't miss it. Nor do I miss the 2 second delay at startup. When you are used to very fast, at times virtually instant performance, this would be otherwise unacceptable. And to manually start ERP every time you start up is just silly.