Latest changes
Jul 21, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
OS version
Version 1909
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with associated Microsoft ID
Account log-in
  1. Windows Hello PIN
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
ESET Internet Security
RTP configuration
Most of the settings are default, with exception of hardening detection, firewall set to Interactive instead of Automatic, HIPS set to Smart mode, and minor tweaks
Periodic scanners
ESET Internet Security, Malwarebytes
Browser and Add-ons
Vivaldi Browser, ClearURLs, CSS Exfil Protection, Cookie AutoDelete, Decentraleyes, Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Privacy tools and VPN
NextDNS with custom profile, Adguard for Windows, O&O ShutUp 10
Password manager
Search engine
Startpage, DuckDuckGo, Qwant
Maintenance tools
CCleaner, winapp2ool, PrivaZer, TCP Optimizer, manual tweaks
Photos and Files backup
Manual backups to external HDD
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per month
Backup and Restore
No software used to backup clone of system, if system is corrupted I clean reinstall it before copying my backup files and folders back into it
Backup schedule
No system backups
Computer Activity
  1. Playing computer games
  2. Browsing the web and checking emails
  3. Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
Computer Specifications
ASUS Rog Strix G17

  • Intel Core i7 10750H
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • 512 GB M.2 SSD


Level 6

In Photos and Files backup Your may use some backup cloud service: OneDrive, Google Drive, Mega, etc...

A full Image System BackUp would be also welcome (Macroum Reflect Free,...)

Thanks for sharing :)
What benefit of full image system backup? I always wondered and didnt study about that.
I always do a clean install of Windows via bootable USB, and then install everything from scratch.


Level 32
Still have some sort of image backup, instead your USB gets corrupted or you drop it. It's a backup for the backup a you use USB as well. Need as many options as your can to back up your data. It's worth more than oil now and no excuses should be used from anyone whatsoever ever. Never rely on something you normally do which you only have one option to do.