Latest Changes
Mar 19, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    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
    McAfee Internet Security
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    • Malwarebytes Free
    • HitmanPro
    Browsers and Extensions
    • Google Chrome
    • Opera Browser
    • McAfee Webadvisor
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Hotspot Shield VPN
    Password Managers
  • None
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Data Backup
    • Onedrive
    • Google Drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    I just use the included recovery tool which is the MSI Burn Recovery
    Frequency of System backups
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Computer Specifications
    • Device: MSI GL62 6QD
    • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
    • RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
    • Storage: 1TB HDD


    Level 1
    It's been a while since I've updated my security configuration though there are minimal differences. Pretty much a basic configurations since I'm not much of an enthusiast in PC security. I browse Malwaretips mostly because I'm fascinated in the world of PC Security but not much of a fan of testing for malwares and stuff.


    Level 63
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    Please note that MSI Burn Recovery will restore the system back to the initial status of original manufacturer’s default settings. However, the tool can’t back up any system setting or software which was made by users.
    • Consider to use for "Disk Imaging Backup", Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
    • As for "Web Privacy", You may add uBlock Origin or AdGuard AdBlocker extension to Your browsers, also a VPN service.
    • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:


    Level 29
    My advice:
    • Add ZAM Free 3.0
    • Add Keepass for Password Manager (optional)
    • Replace CCleaner with Wise Disk Cleaner (optional)
    • Add uBlock Origin or Nano Adblocker to your browser(s)
    • Follow @Spawn advice for Chrome extension integration with Opera
    • Replace McAfee Site Advisor with Emsisoft Browser Security, this extension can also deal with Phishing sites, something McAfee has a weakness in detecting, getting a 2 for 1 extension without needing to use Netcraft as well.
    I hope the above advice helps you and appreciate your time posting the security config! Thanks for sharing.

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