Latest Changes
Aug 3, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1903
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Microsoft (@outlook.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Windows Hello PIN (recommended)
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    BitDefender Total Security 2020
    SysHardener
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    BitDefender Total Security:
    • Scan only new and accessed files
    • Scan network shares
    • Scan for keyloggers
    • Scan early boot sectors
    • Ransomware remediation: ON
    • Microphone and webcam protection: ON
    • Scan encrypted connections
    Syshardener:
    • Block all scripts
    • Maximum UAC
    • Pretty much all available tweaks
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    ESET Online Scanner
    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
    Malwarebytes Free
    Browsers and Extensions
    Canvas Defender
    HTTPS Everywhere
    Bitwarden Password Manager
    Universal Bypass
    Windows Defender Application Protection
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    AdGuard for PC
    NordVPN
    TMAC (Mac Changer)
    Tor Browser
    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    PatchMyPC - software managing and updating
    ThrottleStop - undervolt my hardware to stop temperatures
    MSI AfterBurner - in-game data analysis
    AutoRuns & Process Explorer - analyze processes
    SysHardener - lock down Windows vulnerable areas
    Data Backup
    Macrium
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Macrium
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Programming
  • Computer Specifications
    Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
    RAM: 16GB DDR4
    Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    If you don't mind me asking can I know the reason why you changed to Kaspersky from ESET?
    Mainly the Application Control module. I'm always around anti-exe software or modules, and I didn't like the combination of VoodooShield with antivirus, it tends to slow it down after some time. I have found Kaspersky doesn't do this as a complete suite as long as you don't pair it with more software. Just one full scan every two or three weeks to recognise all the files and lower the impact on performance makes it strong and light.
     

    BigWrench

    Level 6
    Verified
    Mainly the Application Control module. I'm always around anti-exe software or modules, and I didn't like the combination of VoodooShield with antivirus, it tends to slow it down after some time. I have found Kaspersky doesn't do this as a complete suite as long as you don't pair it with more software. Just one full scan every two or three weeks to recognise all the files and lower the impact on performance makes it strong and light.
    I like where you’re going with this. I too have noticed slowdowns with either ESET or GDATA when combined with VoodooShield. Thought it was just a mental thing. However, I don’t notice any slowdowns on my wife’s desktop with VoodooShield running alongside Trend Maximum Security. :unsure:
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    1903 brought me pleasant gifts, so I'm happy to announce, after years:

    New Protection Combo:

    Windows Defender
    : ConfigureDefender at HIGH settings
    Comodo Firewall: CS settings (HIPS off, auto sandbox for unrecognised files)
    Harden Windows: SysHardener

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    My PC has never been lighter at booting, file copying, gaming, browsing. 1903 brought amazing news with Defender :)
     

    shmu26

    Level 82
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    1903 brought me pleasant gifts, so I'm happy to announce, after years:

    New Protection Combo:

    Windows Defender
    : ConfigureDefender at HIGH settings
    Comodo Firewall: CS settings (HIPS off, auto sandbox for unrecognised files)
    Harden Windows: SysHardener

    -----------------------------------------------------

    My PC has never been lighter at booting, file copying, gaming, browsing. 1903 brought amazing news with Defender :)
    With Defender cloud settings at high, you don't see a delay sometimes when launching a process?
     

    oldschool

    Level 32
    Verified
    1903 brought me pleasant gifts, so I'm happy to announce, after years:

    New Protection Combo:

    Windows Defender
    : ConfigureDefender at HIGH settings
    Comodo Firewall: CS settings (HIPS off, auto sandbox for unrecognised files)
    Harden Windows: SysHardener

    -----------------------------------------------------

    My PC has never been lighter at booting, file copying, gaming, browsing. 1903 brought amazing news with Defender :)
    When did you become part of Windows Insider? You got pre-release version this way? :emoji_thinking:
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    With Defender cloud settings at high, you don't see a delay sometimes when launching a process?
    Not at all. Maybe when the process hasn't been run ever. But if it's in cache anywhere, it's amazingly fast.
    When did you become part of Windows Insider? You got pre-release version this way? :emoji_thinking:
    Yep, I became an Insider when I heard about 1903. :)