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

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 17
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.
Unfortunately VoodooShield doesn't work well on my laptop. Discussed it with Dan before It has something to do with my internet connection.
So for me it is Windows Defender and Hard Configurator.
What's your opinion on HDCleaner?
 

oldschool

Level 28
Verified
Added Edge Beta + select Edge://flags enabled. I'm still trying to figure out site permissions for cookies. It seems a little buggy to me, or I don't understand exactly how it works, :unsure::emoji_thinking: always a possibility for me. :)Waiting for clear history, etc. on exit to be added.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 17
Verified
Added Kaspersky Free AV. Thought I'd jump on the Kaspersky bandwagon and see what's what.

Also, I updated to Windows 10 v. 1903 when it was first released. I've noticed a couple of UI bugs but nothing else. I suppose I'm a M$ Beta tester? :LOL:
Another volunteer MS beta tester :D
I had a bug showing multiple monitors attached to my laptop, solved by reinstalling the graphics driver. Hope 1903 works great for you. It's a bit faster, more responsive to me. What do you think?

After a reboot you should be on patch f now for Kaspersky. Fully compatible with Windows 10 version 1903.
 

blackice

Level 5
Added Kaspersky Free AV. Thought I'd jump on the Kaspersky bandwagon and see what's what.

Also, I updated to Windows 10 v. 1903 when it was first released. I've noticed a couple of UI bugs but nothing else. I suppose I'm a M$ Beta tester? :LOL:
Always gotta try something different huh? Admittedly I have been considering messing with ESET some more, or the big K after seeing what happened with our poor friend and ESET. But also like just having something that works (WD and OSA). Will practicality or curiosity win out? Definitely will be interested to hear what you think of Kaspersky.
 

oldschool

Level 28
Verified
It's a bit faster, more responsive to me. What do you think?
I agree. I've noticed my lock screen choice, Windows Spotlight is frozen on one photo and does not alternate or take suggestions as it is supposed to. Today I found my scroll bar hidden without making changes in Settings. They are annoying, little bugs that I see.

Always gotta try something different huh? Admittedly I have been considering messing with ESET some more, or the big K after seeing what happened with our poor friend and ESET. But also like just having something that works (WD and OSA). Will practicality or curiosity win out? Definitely will be interested to hear what you think of Kaspersky.
I think MT induces subtle changes in members' brains, enticing them to change security apps and configurations - often out of curiosity. Someone once ridiculed the forum, or certain members, as Kindergarten Security. I look at it from a more joyful perspective: MT is our playground, and kids love playing in the sandbox! :LOL: I think we should experiment in whatever way suits our fancy!(y)