I do get quite picky with the AVs that I use. Either they slow down the PC too much, have ads in them, don't have enough tweaking options... ETC. All recommendations will be met with an open mind so don't hesitate
Sounds like a plan my good sir. Thank you!@Paul Lee Excellent configuration! Avast Free AV is a great free AV when compared to all of the other free AVs out there for protection.
Looking through your security config I cannot see anything that I would add other than having a system image backup. You have everything pretty well covered. I think Malwarebytes wouldn't be considered a System Utility.
A system image backup that I would recommend anyone to use is Aomei Backupper Standard (free) and Macrium Reflect (free). Both of these pieces of software are tried and true methods of creating a system image backup. It is best to have system images in case something bad happens to your OS, but I'm happy to see you are doing data backups on a weekly basis. This is critical!
Having an external HDD that is 1 TB is great. Just be sure to not have this connected to your network or directly to your computer all the time - only during backups with limited to no internet connection for security reasons.
Please make sure CCleaner is at the latest version due to a security flaw in their previous version.
Your welcome! When you make those changes please reflect them in your posting. You can do this by following these directions provided by Jack! Guidelines - How to Update your Security Config without creating a new thread!Sounds like a plan my good sir. Thank you!