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Paul Lee

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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 :)
 

Lightning_Brian

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@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.

Nice config! (y)
 

Paul Lee

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@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.

Nice config! (y)
Sounds like a plan my good sir. Thank you!
 
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tim one

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"Frequency of System Image Backups: No Backups"

Please consider that restoring a Macrium OS image requires a handful of minutes (depending on the size of your system partition).
That's just what you need to fix a compromised system due to invasive malware or software failures.
 
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