Latest changes
Apr 13, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10 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
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Local account only
Sign-in options
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Malware exposure
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2020
    Modified security settings
    1. Kis: Applications Control tweaked
    2. Removed pre-installed apps by Microsoft or third-party
    3. O&O ShutUP10 to manage the computer’s privacy settings
    4. Disable unnecessary Windows services.
    Periodic scanners
    Norton Power Eraser
    Browser and Extensions
    Edge Chromium: Bitwarden - Privacy Badger
    Google Chrome: Bitwarden - Privacy Badger
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Mullvad VPN
    Password manager
    Bitwarden / KeePass
    Search engine
    Google
    Maintenance tools
    Soft Organizer Pro / Wise Care 365 (paid) / O&O shutup10
    Photos and Files backup
    Macrium Reflect Home / OneDrive (1TB)
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per week
    Backup and Restore
    Macrium Reflect Home
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Regularly installing new software every week
  • Testing security software using malware samples
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • Computer Specifications
    Asus i5 - 6198du - 12 GB ram - 500 GB Hd

    plat1098

    Level 20
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    Well, I hope I'm not barging in uninvited. I did want to show an example of Privacy Badger in action b/c sometimes, people (understandably) wonder whether this does anything or just sits there.

    prvbadg.PNG

    Apparently, this is some sort of "tracking widget." Here's an explanation from EFF.


    I plan on keeping it along with uBlock Origin for now--currently this combination is effective for my modest browsing and does not affect the browser mechanics at all. But, I'm fickle with extensions. Using Opera Stable in Sandboxie.
     

    plat1098

    Level 20
    Verified
    You would be surprised to see what PB filters out.
    Well, this is good because about 3 years ago, I used it and it seemed uBlock Origin was dominating it completely. I tried it out because I was a donor of EFF at the time. So, it's really good to know it's a bit more robust and it's nice to see it working independently of uBO.

    Picking up some good info about extensions but trying to keep it minimal.

    The 3D of the forums are made to exchange mutual opinions and experiences
    Yeah, if we can't express opinions then I'm outta here fast.
    Awesome. (y)
     
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