Latest changes
Aug 8, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS version
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with associated Microsoft ID
Account log-in
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender
    VoodooShield Pro
    RTP configuration
    Windows Defender: hardened with GP
    VoodooShield: Whitelist Mode + WC
    Periodic scanners
    Emsisift Emergency Kit
    Browser and Add-ons
    Microsoft Edge + uBlock0 + Bitwarden
    Brave + Bitwarden
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Password manager
    Bitwarden Premium
    Search engine
    DuckDuckGo, Google, Bing
    Maintenance tools
    Revo Uninstaller PRO
    Windows internal tools
    Photos and Files backup
    External SSD
    File Backup schedule
    Automatically sync to the cloud
    Backup and Restore
    Windows built-in tools
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Computer Specifications
    Lenovo Ideapad 330-15ARR

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
    GPU: AMD Radeon Vega 3
    RAM: 2 x 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400
    Your changelog
    08/08/2020 change summary:
    Updated W10Pro to 2004
    Removed: ConfigureDefender, FirewallHardening, Adguard
    Added, uBlock0, NextDNS, hardened WD using GP, backup to external SSD drive
    Staff notes

    This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.


    Level 33
    It is always good to have a system backup.
    For example, I installed F Secure a few days ago to test it, it made me give up Hitmain pro, ZAM and Shadows Defender. and to top it off I didn't work WFC.
    And then restore with Macrium Reflect, and in 15 minutes it's the same as before installing F Secure.(y)


    Community Manager
    Staff member
    What's the benefit of it?
    Since all sensitive data is protected by OneDrive in case of any failure it will take not longer than 1 hour to set up a fresh system with all drivers etc.
    Data Backups increase security drastically. System Image Backups doesn't. But it saves time and nerves. Why wasting hours of reinstalling and reconfiguring when all can be restored in the matter of minutes if something ever goes wrong...

    ForgottenSeer 823865

    How much time take whole system backup in Macrium?
    For my 40gb system, 5 minutes for a backup and around 7 minutes to restore .

    What's the benefit of it?
    Since all sensitive data is protected by OneDrive in case of any failure it will take not longer than 1 hour to set up a fresh system with all drivers etc.
    And if you do a backup right after you finished a clean install, installed your drivers and only the essential programs, restoring the backup would save you lot of time (10mn max) while ensuring a safe environment.
    You know I heavily promote clean installs over upgrades, so I fully understand and agree with your position, but restoring a clean installed system image backup is way more productive .