Latest changes
Mar 25, 2020
Operating system
Windows 7 SP1
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Manually check for updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Standard account
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
avira free (update daily)
NoVirusThanks SysHardener tool
Periodic scanners
malwarebytes
EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit
Browser and Add-ons
firefox (Ext:Bookmarks organizer,Eversync,LastPass,AdBlock Plus)
chrome (Ext:Eversync,Bookmark manager plus,LastPass)
Privacy tools and VPN
OkayFreedom
Password manager
LastPass
Search engine
Qwant,DuckDuckGo
Maintenance tools
Wise Care Pro
SUMo
Photos and Files backup
AOMEI Backupper
Acronis True Image
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per week
Backup and Restore
AOMEI Backupper
Backup schedule
Once or more per week
Computer Activity
  1. Online banking
  2. Browsing the web and checking emails
  3. Regularly installing new software every week
  4. Downloading files from different websites
  5. Recording and editing video or photos
Computer Specifications
Dell Precision T1600
Intel Core i3 2100 @ 3.10GHz
NVIDIA Quadro 600
DDR3,4096 MBytes
Hard drives 465 GB,931 GB

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
You have guts - you run using your admin account daily. When an attacker makes it onto your system, he will automatically gain Complete control of your system. Whereas if you run as standard user, he will have to figure out ways to gain admin rights.
Not quite. I don't think scaremongering users into using a Standard User account is a good idea, especially when you have not specified all the Pros/Cons about switching.

I'll create a new thread to continue the discussion.

@sophivan I would also consider upgrading to a Windows 10 PC, either a new PC if the current is slow, or a new OS license for the upgrade. Please remember to backup all your existing data before upgrading the OS.

Can you specify which version of Avira?
And which extensions installed in your browsers?
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
@sophivan:

Update Your system, at least to Windows 8.1, Windows 7 got Microsoft End of Support since last 19 of January.

You may set UAC to Always Notify.

Consider to use an extra tool to harden Your protection, for example NoVirusThanks SysHardener tool (Defaults tweaks).

In Virus and Malware Removal Tools, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit and HitManPro Free.

In Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions , You may add uBlock Origin or AdGuard AdBlocker extension to Your browsers.

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
 

LDogg

Level 32
Verified
I would upgrade to Win 10 at the earliest you can. You're not a company that has specific software that is only compatible with Win 7, plus you're also not a hospital or organisation with critical infrastructure. However when you do decide to upgrade whenever you choose too please backup everything or essential/important files you need.

The rest I cannot comment on regarding your setup as I do not know whether or not you'll switch from 7 to 10.

~LDogg
 
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