Recent changes
Jul 15, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Log-in security
    • None
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Manually check for updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
MalwareBytes
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
RTP configuration
Defender is turned off
Windows Firewall Control (latest)
Periodic scanners
Hitman Pro
VPN and Privacy
Firefox extension TouchVPN
uBlock
Browser(s) and Add-ons
FireFox...LastPass
Maintenance tools
Ccleaner
Wise 365
AdvancedSystemCare Pro
Photos and Files backup
none
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Backup and rollback
Macrium Reflect Technician
AOMEI Backupper
MiniTool ShadowMaker
RollBack Rx
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Downloading and installing new software(s)
  3. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  4. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites
  5. Working from home
  6. Video and photo editing
Computer hardware
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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