Latest Changes
Mar 12, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (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
    Avast Free with hardened configuration, Windows Firewall Control
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    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
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Pihole using cloudflare dns with multiple list added, PIA VPN when needed, Asus router using Trend Micro phishing detection/ IPS
    Password Managers
  • Dashlane
  • 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
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Install new programs on a weekly basis
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Computer Specifications
    Amd Ryzen 1700, Nvidia 1080 TI, 16GB RAM 3333, Samsung 970 500GB SSD


    Level 61
    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 29
    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!