Latest Changes
Aug 8, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1903
    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
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • 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
    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta v 1.13.1.117
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    ConfigureDefender @ Max + individual tweaks
    OS hardening
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Hitman Pro (free)
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave Beta - Hardened via Brave:flags + Built-in Ad/Tracking/Script protection + Privacy Possum + Windows Defender Browser Protection
    Edge Dev Chromium - Hardened via Edge:Flags + µBO + Privacy Possum
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Brave Beta - Built-in + Privacy Possum
    Edge (Dev) - µBO + Privacy Possum + Cookie Autodelete
    Password Managers
  • Brain exe + little black book
  • Web Search
  • StartPage
  • System Utilities
    BleachBit - "Hillary uses it!"
    Windows built-in
    TinyWall 2.1.11
    Hard_Configurator Beta v.5.0.0
    Data Backup
    Copy/Paste -> Free Agent Drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Windows Built-in - image > Free Agent drive
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Shared device is used by family members
  • 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

    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    REMOVED:

    Macrium Reflect Free

    TinyWall


    ADDED: Aomei Backupper Free

    Switched from Macrium Free to Aomei Free. I think this will work better for me.

    Edit: I forgot the TinyWall bit. I had some evidence/experience that it is not fully functional when attempting a soft install. I had to say good-bye to my old friend. :emoji_disappointed:
     
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    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    Removed: Sophos Home Free

    Returned to: Windows Defender

    Sophos Free is improved but still bloated, because the disabled Premium features remain installed and using some resources. The result is I'm back to WD and my reliable setup. Hard to beat built-in goodness! :) MS does some things right. I also added some inadvertently missing info to my configuration.
     

    Raiden

    Level 13
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Removed: Sophos Home Free

    Returned to: Windows Defender

    Sophos Free is improved but still bloated, because the disabled Premium features remain installed and using some resources. The result is I'm back to WD and my reliable setup. Hard to beat built-in goodness! :) MS does some things right. I also added some inadvertently missing info to my configuration.
    Simple but very effective!
     
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    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    Dropped and trashed my last laptop. This is my initial setup for my replacement laptop as described above. This is a work in progress until I'm ready to upgrade to Windows 10. I'll wait at least until 1903 is out for awhile and the dust has settled.
     

    shmu26

    Level 83
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Dropped and trashed my last laptop. This is my initial setup for my replacement laptop as described above. This is a work in progress until I'm ready to upgrade to Windows 10. I'll wait at least until 1903 is out for awhile and the dust has settled.
    Looks tight to me.
    What was damaged in your laptop after its fatal fall -- was it a HDD?