Latest Changes
Feb 5, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome & Ghostery's
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    System Utilities
    Data Backup
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    System Backup
    Frequency of System backups
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Browsing web and email
  • Install new programs on a weekly basis
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    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 63
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    • I guess that with No in Real-time Web & Malware Protection, You mean You are using Windows Defender? in that case You may harden the system with some 3rd party tools such as Hard Configuratior (@Andy Ful) or NVT SysHaradener (@NoVirusThanks).
    • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free, HitMan.Pro Free and MalWareBytes 4 Windows Free.
    • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
    • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices and not only in cloud, please specify where or which cloud service are You using to sync Your data.
    • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
    • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing Your config :giggle:


    Level 29
    You're setup is a fairly dangerous config to use. You only have 1 out of 4 layers covered. The only one covered is Windows Firewall.

    Please consider the following below so you have a secure config:

    1st layer: real time protection or 3rd party tools: use an AV of your choice, or use OSArmor with Syshardener. With Syshardener you can also use the setting to have some basic Firewall settings which will further harden your protection and OS.

    2nd layer: Web browser protection, this can be protected using an Adblocker like uBlock or Nano Adblocker alongside ScriptSafe for script blocking protection

    3rd and final layer: backup, I would recommend Macrium Reflect as your backup solution because its essential, so you don't lose files from deletion or a ransonware attack