Latest changes
Jan 4, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
1909
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Firewall and Network protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall is active
User permissions
Standard account
User account
Local account only
Sign-in options
  • Account Password
  • Malware exposure
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender
    VoodooShield Pro v5.57
    OS hardening
    Modified security settings
    ConfigureDefender @ modified High
    Periodic scanners
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Hitman Pro (paid)
    Browser and Extensions
    Brave - hardened + built-in protection + WDBP + Netcraft
    Edge Dev Chromium - hardened + µBO + Privacy Badger
    Firefox - hardened + µBO + Privacy Badger + eTag Stoppa + MBBG
    Privacy tools and VPN
    µBO @ medium mode
    Privacy Badger
    Cookie Autodelete
    Adguard DOH
    eTag Stoppa (FF only)
    Password manager
    Brain exe + little black book
    Search engine
    StartPage/Qwant/Wikipedia and Gigbiru
    Maintenance tools
    Windows built-in
    BleachBit 3.0 - "Hilary uses it!"
    RunBySmartscreen
    Photos and Documents backup
    Copy/Paste -> Free Agent Drive
    Data Backup Schedule
    Once or multiple times per week
    Backup and Restore
    Windows built-in -> Free Agent drive (monthly)
    Backup Schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Shared computer is used by other family members
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • Computer Specifications
    Lenovo L340 i3 8145U CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.300 GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM 1 TB HDD

    oldschool

    Level 50
    Verified
    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 50
    Verified
    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 16
    Verified
    Content Creator
    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!
     

    oldschool

    Level 50
    Verified
    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 85
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    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?
     
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