Operating System
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    Standard Release
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    User Access Control
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    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
    ESET Smart Security v 9.0.402.0 (includes firewall), Heimdal Pro
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    MBAM Free
    Browsers and Extensions
    Firefox, Chrome, IE 11, Edge
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Adguard 6
    Password Managers
  • Sticky Password Premium 8
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    WinUtilities, ESET System Cleaner (included in ESS 9), EIS 11 in a VM
    Data Backup
    Windows 10 File History
    Frequency of Data backups
    Frequency of System backups


    Level 11
    This is my security configuration. I always try to keep all Third Party Software and all Microsoft products up to date to maintain a secure computing environment. Secunia PSI 3.0 is great for this. I am also considering installing the latest version of EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit). In my previous experience, EMET has significantly slowed down my computer.

    I am open to any suggestions.

    Thank You!


    I'd also recommend to have Emsisoft Emergency Kit or Comodo Cleaning Essentials because they have set of tools to clean and repair computer, and they are portable.