Latest changes
Jul 15, 2020
Daily driver
My Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Enterprise
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Manually check for updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account log-in
  • No login security
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    MalwareBytes
    RTP configuration
    Defender is turned off
    Windows Firewall Control (latest)
    Periodic scanners
    Hitman Pro
    Browser and Add-ons
    FireFox...LastPass
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Firefox extension TouchVPN
    uBlock
    Maintenance tools
    Ccleaner
    Wise 365
    AdvancedSystemCare Pro
    Photos and Files backup
    none
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Macrium Reflect Technician
    AOMEI Backupper
    MiniTool ShadowMaker
    RollBack Rx
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per month
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Regularly installing new software every week
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • Computer Specifications
    Custom Self-Build
    Intel i7 6700k 4200MHZ
    Asus Z170-A 16GB ram
    GeForce GTX 750 Ti 4GB
    Samsung EVO 500GB SSD
    WD Red NAS 8TB 7200rpm
    WD Black D10 12TB 7200rpm External

    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @Sfinley:

    I would keep MalwareBytes only for on demands scans, and use Windows Defender hardening it with ConfigureDefender or even with Hard_Configurator tools.

    You may set UAC to Always Notify.

    In Sign-in Options: You should set Account PassWord and/or Windows Hello PIN.

    In Photos and Documents Backup , consider to use cloud services (OneDrive, Google Drive,...), and/or also manual backup to external devices.

    In Periodic Scanners, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit.

    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
     

    LDogg

    Level 32
    Verified
    I will say you are too overly stacked on maitainence tools, only have one/two of the three you have installed.
    Ccleaner
    Wise 365
    AdvancedSystemCare Pro

    On top of this AdvancedSystemCare Pro is garbage and not even worse the time to be sat on ones PC.

    Follow @harlan4096's advice above my post.

    Rest to of the setup outside what I've stated above is good, thanks for sharing.

    ~LDogg
     

    Sfinley

    New Member
    I will say you are too overly stacked on maitainence tools, only have one/two of the three you have installed.
    Ccleaner
    Wise 365
    AdvancedSystemCare Pro

    On top of this AdvancedSystemCare Pro is garbage and not even worse the time to be sat on ones PC.

    Follow @harlan4096's advice above my post.

    Rest to of the setup outside what I've stated above is good, thanks for sharing.

    ~LDogg
    Thank you LDogg. I have yet to make the changes per Harlan4096 but I will for investigate your notes concerning AdavancedSystemCare Pro. Thanks for your insight and opinion.
     

    Nautilus

    Level 1
    From the backup programs keep macrium, because it is the most reliable. You can keep rollback rx for sytemwide back-ups and restore. Mbam is only good for on demand, in realtime it is not reliable and puts a drag on your system , the webfiltering slows down your webbrowsing massively. Get a good ( free ) av : defender , avast , kscf or paid : eset , norton or emsisoft. Ad netcraft and trace to your extensions. Touch VPN, never heard of that , so of it was me switch to windscribe or nordvpn or mullvad. Iobit systemcare is not as bad as many say , but leave deepcleaning and registry cleaner alone, allthough this program is too bloated for my taste and makes use of many annoying / unessesary processes that keep running in the background. Thanks for sharing your config!
     
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