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
AVG Free Beta - current build
VoodooShield Pro
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
AVG Free Beta - hardened mode + high sensitivity
VoodooShield - custom configuration
OS hardening - various
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
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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.