Latest changes
Jul 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
    Bitdefender Free
    RTP configuration
    Advanced settings enabled via group policy + hardened exploit protection + SRP
    Periodic scanners
    Hitman Pro (paid)
    Browser and Add-ons
    Brave/Brave Nightly --> µBO + ClearURLs + Trace
    Edge Chromium --> Strict tracking protection + ClearURLs
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Emsisoft Browser Security (Brave)
    Adguard DNS
    µBlock Origin
    ClearURLs
    Trace
    Password manager
    Brain.exe + little black book
    Search engine
    Gibiru
    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

    SeriousHoax

    Level 29
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    I couldn't tell you precisely, but I think it's pretty good. Again, ask @Robbie @stefanos maybe @SeriousHoax. They will know better than I.
    Tbh, in my experience the default uninstaller worked better than the dedicated one. The dedicated one left some crucial things behind that the default one didn't. For example the dedicated uninstaller didn't remove some registry entries from Winodows Security integration. Let some more registry entries intact, didn't remove one driver and didn't remove Bitdefender's certificate from Windows certificate store that is used to scan HTTPS connections. The default uninstaller kept some blank folders and one or two files within behind but had no such problems with removing drivers, registry entries and certificate. This is my experience but then again the experience may vary for another user.
     

    stefanos

    Level 28
    Verified
    Tbh, in my experience the default uninstaller worked better than the dedicated one. The dedicated one left some crucial things behind that the default one didn't. For example the dedicated uninstaller didn't remove some registry entries from Winodows Security integration. Let some more registry entries intact, didn't remove one driver and didn't remove Bitdefender's certificate from Windows certificate store that is used to scan HTTPS connections. The default uninstaller kept some blank folders and one or two files within behind but had no such problems with removing drivers, registry entries and certificate. This is my experience but then again the experience may vary for another user.
    Agree. First you must use the default uninstaller and after the dedicated. Personaly i use REVO pro and after check with everything.
     

    blackice

    Level 27
    Verified
    I love Revo Pro and Everything too. After uninstalling and rebooting I search with Everything and if it finds anything then I right click the folder and select uninstall with Revo. This is a very good method.
    I discovered Everything from you and @stefanos on this thread. It has been so handy the last couple days! I love this community. Just wanted to say thanks. Sorry for going OT @oldschool .
     

    oldschool

    Level 53
    Verified
    Updated to W10 2004. Memory integrity enabled after the update and having received several Intel updates over the last week. All systems "Go". (y) :LOL:

    FYI: Windows checks for driver incompatibility when you re-enable memory integrity after updating. (M$ thinks of everything!:LOL:)
     

    SeriousHoax

    Level 29
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    I often experienced some slowdowns in the past while installing a feature update like this using the update assistant tool/windows update.
    Clean installation usually the best way to go but of course I understand that it can be a bit of a pain in the ass to reinstall.
     
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