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

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    Upgraded Windows 7 Pro > Windows 10 Pro

    Added Wise Disk Cleaner

    Had a little hiccup with W7 updates in the new machine but did an in-place upgrade in very short time.(y) It actually took longer to configure Windows settings than the upgrade itself. :rolleyes: I still have to add backed-up data from the trashed PC and a couple of other programs to make the wife happy! :love:
     
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    Andy Ful

    Level 48
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    Content Creator
    I think that this setup may be too hard for your wife. If you installed AVG + VS, then adding H_C will complicate the setup, and can add only a little more security. It could be OK, only if you would manage the installation/update of applications on her computer.:giggle:(y)
     

    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    I think that this setup may be too hard for your wife. If you installed AVG + VS, then adding H_C will complicate the setup, and can add only a little more security. It could be OK, only if you would manage the installation/update of applications on her computer.:giggle:(y)
    I made a mistake posting the configuration. I'm using RunBySmartscreen and Document Anti-Exploit, no H_C. This setup is a no-brainer - simple and protected. (y)
     
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    oldschool

    Level 35
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    Uninstalled AVG Free for no particular reason. I actually like it! Clean, nice UI + good web protection.

    Returned to Windows Defender setup and made some other small changes - mainly as a base to re-image my system. If I want to try out different software I can return to my basic setup with one click! :sleep:

    I must admit it in case you didn't know - I will always have VoodooShield on my system. :cool:
     

    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    I've switched adblockers in Edge -> Adguard and Brave -> uBlock Origin. I really like the Windows Defender + VoodooShield combo. I can check sketchy files with WD, VS and RunBySmartscreen. The Cuckoo sandbox in VS is a nice feature as well for those special occasions.

    Also testing HDCleaner since it cleans Brave thanks to @Gandalf_The_Grey. You're Da Man! :) We'll see how this compares to cleaning via Brave itself.