Recent changes
Oct 21, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
Sign-in account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Windows Hello PIN
Account permissions
Standard account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
  • Microsoft Defender (tweaked settings via Configure-Defender)
  • Hard_Configurator (Recommended Settings)
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
RTP configuration
Microsoft Defender Settings:
  • Block At First Sight: enabled
  • Network Protection: enabled
  • Controlled Folder Access: enabled
Periodic scanners
HitmanPro, Norton Power Eraser, AdwCleaner
VPN and Privacy
Adguard for Windows -- O&O Shut Up 10 -- Windscribe Desktop (occasionally)
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Edge: AdGuard, LastPass
Firefox: AdGuard, LastPass
Brave: LastPass, MDBP
Maintenance tools
Shadow Defender, Revo Uninstaller, Process Explorer, Autoruns, Bandizip, VLC-player
Photos and Files backup
Macrium Reflect Free
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a weekly basis
Backup and rollback
Macrium Reflect Free
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a weekly basis
Activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
Computer hardware
ASUS VivoBook 17
Intel Core i5-8250U
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8GB RAM
256GB SSD