Latest Changes
Apr 18, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
Current
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 + @Andy Ful's ConfigureDefender
VoodooShield Pro
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
VoodooShield: custom configuration
Powershell and Windows Script Host disabled
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browsers and Extensions
Brave - Hardened via Brave:flags + uBlock Origin @ medium mode + Emsisoft Browser Security
Edge (Default) - Adguard
Web Privacy
Brave - uBlock Origin
Edge - Adguard
Password Management
Brain exe + little black book
Default Web Search
StartPage
System Utilities
Windows built-in
BleachBit - "Hillary uses it!"
Wise Disk Cleaner -> clean Edge cookies with exclusions
@Andy Ful's RunBySmartscreen + Document Anti-Exploit
Data Backup
Windows Backup
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Aomei OneKey Recovery - one-click imaging!
Frequency of System backups
Regularly
Computer Activity
Browsing web and email
Shared device is used by family members
Download files from different sources
Office and work related tasks
Video or photography editing
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

Level 24
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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

Level 10
Content Creator
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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

Level 24
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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

Level 76
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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?
 

stefanos

Level 19
Verified
Added:

Brave browser

Aomei OneKey Free


Removed Chrome

I added Brave because it has some features I prefer over Chrome, and OneKey recovery because it is simply the easiest to use.

I'm enjoying W7 while I have it!
I tried after a long time brave borwser because of you. Friend now is perfect. I can add my language i can use all the chrome extensions.....(y)