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

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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.
     
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