Latest Changes
Mar 12, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
3rd-party App using Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Avast Free with hardened configuration, Windows Firewall Control
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Copied Avast settings from a video linked here on malwaretips, Syshardener applied
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
ZAM Free, Malwarebytes Free, Emisoft Emergency Kit, Norton Power Eraser, HitmaPro Free
Browsers and Extensions
ublock, Umatrix, Decentraleyes, https everywhere, hangouts, bttv
Web Privacy
Pihole using cloudflare dns with multiple list added, PIA VPN when needed, Asus router using Trend Micro phishing detection/ IPS
Password Management
Default Web Search
System Utilities
Wise Registry Cleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner
Data Backup
Frequency of Data backups
System Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of System backups
Computer Activity
Browsing Internet and email
Install new programs on a weekly basis
Watch movies and other video content on the Internet
Download files from different sources
Computer Specifications
Amd Ryzen 1700, Nvidia 1080 TI, 16GB RAM 3333, Samsung 970 500GB SSD


Staff member
Malware Hunter
  • Probably You don't need AppCheck A-R if Yoy have Avast in Hardened Mode Aggressive.
  • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices.
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free, MalWareBytes Free, Norton Power Eraser, and HitManPro Free.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:


Level 27
3/4 layers are covered.
  • Backup: none
  • Realtime & other: Avast
  • Web browser: uBo
  • Firewall: WFP
My advice:
  • Manually backup important files you want protected to a USB or hard drive, if you don't prefer software solutions.
  • State the software which you're using for Windows Firewall
Fantastic setup otherwise with Avast and Syshardener!


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