Operating System
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    User Access Control
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • No device security
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender with PUP detection enabled and Private Firewall Hips
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Zemana Antimalware Pro + Malwarebytes Free + Hitman Pro
    Browsers and Extensions
    I use Microsoft Edge with K9 Web Protection + IE 11 as a fallback browser with Web Of Trust
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Password Managers
  • No
  • System Utilities
    Advanced System Cleaner 9.2 with Ccleaner
    Data Backup
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    Windows Built-in + Shadow Defender
    Frequency of System backups

    Captain Awesome

    Level 21
    Malware Tester
    Just add a AD Blocker like uBlock Origin or adguard(Paid) and a password manager.And removed Advanced System Cleaner 9.2 when you have Ccleaner,add another web browser in case of risks.Other than looks good to me.If you changed Windows Defender with PUP detection enabled then Security product settings have to be changed from Default to Custom.It is my personal opinion:)
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    Level 61
    Everything is well intact still its a discretion advice for removing Advance System Care as it contains mixed up testimonies.


    Level 1
    Thank you everyone for trying to help me out with my config. I just added ad blocker, and debating on Advance System Care Pro. as I have use it for a long time, but never use there registry cleaner. as I use Ccleaner for that. I have heard alote of people having problems with privatefirewall here. but I can honestly say that as long as u install it as administrator, it will work flawlessly. te good thing about it is it does not need to be updated regularly as an antivirus, and still be effective if u know how to answer the popups.
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