SECURE [STAFF] Spawn's Most Current Config

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  1. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    #1 Spawn, Dec 1, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
    Most recent changes:
    Upgraded from Home to Pro license
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    Fall Creators v1709
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Default
    Firewall:
    Windows Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Virus & Threat Protection:
    Windows Defender configured to Block At First Sight (via Group Policy)
    Installing apps allowed from anywhere

    Browsers:
    Firefox Quantum
    Google Chrome

    Privacy & Web Security:
    Adguard, LastPass, HTTPS Everywhere
    BleachBit with winapp2.ini
    Wise Disk Cleaner
    IBM Quad9 DNS

    Sync & Backup:
    Always-on Google Backup and Sync
    Google Drive synced to local drive
    Macrium Reflect image to external drive (once per 18-24 months)

    Productivity:
    Office 365 Premium
    Microsoft To-Do
     
  2. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    You use Adguard extension or desktop app?
     
  3. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    +1 for the upgrade to 10 Pro!
    Light and simple using the built in Security of Windows 10.
    Secure Windows 10 config! Thanks for sharing it and nice to see you back again :)
     
  4. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    +1 for the upgrade to Pro; btw, how much for the license?
     
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  5. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Just look around on Ebay - I bought mine for about $3 ;)
     
  6. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    i know those, thy aren't very legit; those sellers bought volume licenses and sell them separately, one day or another they may be blacklisted; but for 3$ indeed who cares, however, in my case i wont like to lose all my tweaks because of that.
     
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  7. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
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    Good config @Spawn ! :)

    This should be pinned.
     
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  8. BryanB

    BryanB Level 3

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    Is this right? Maybe you make very little changes to your machine over time, thats the only way your backup could be of any use after such a long period, maybe you use system restore?
     
  9. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Adguard browser extensions.
    Windows 8.1 Pro license - no fee.
    Two reasons:
    1. Laziness
    2. Recovery options > Reset my PC
    It's never was robust solution, so System Restore is disabled (by default).
     
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  10. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

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    Just a question, isn't Block At First Sight activated by default in Windows Defender (Cloud-based Protection and Automatic sample submission in the GUI)?
     
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