Latest Changes
Jun 15, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
1903
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Windows Defender
VoodooShield Pro
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Windows Defender - Max settings
VoodooShield - custom configuration
OS hardening
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browsers and Extensions
Brave Beta - Hardened via Brave:flags + µBlock Origin @ medium mode + Windows Defender Browser Protection
Edge Dev Chromium - Hardened via Edge:Flags + µBlock Origin
Web Privacy
Brave - µBlock Origin
Edge (Dev) - µBlock Origin
Password Manager
Brain exe + little black book
Web Search
StartPage
System Utilities
ConfigureDefender 2.0.0.1
RunBySmartscreen 3.0.0
Firewall Hardening Tool 1.0.0
Document Anti-Exploit Tool
BleachBit - "Hillary uses it!"
Wise Disk Cleaner
Windows built-in
Data Backup
Windows Backup -> Free Agent Drive
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Aomei OneKey Recovery - one-click imaging!
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
Programming
Computer Specifications
Lenovo E531 i3 3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz 8GB DDR3 RAM 500GB Samsung SSD

oldschool

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?