Latest changes
Sep 11, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS version
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
    Password manager
    Brain.exe + little black book
    Search engine
    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

    ForgottenSeer 823865

    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?


    Level 21
    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.


    Level 55