Latest Changes
Mar 19, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
Build
1809
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
McAfee Internet Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
  • Malwarebytes Free
  • HitmanPro
Browsers and Extensions
  • Google Chrome
  • Opera Browser
  • McAfee Webadvisor
Web Privacy
Hotspot Shield VPN
Password Management
None
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities
CCleaner
Data Backup
  • Onedrive
  • Google Drive
Frequency of Data backups
Weekly
System Backup
I just use the included recovery tool which is the MSI Burn Recovery
Frequency of System backups
None
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
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 950M 2GB DDR3
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD

TapaDonut

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.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Verified
@TapaDonut:
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:
 

JM Safe

From Zemana
Developer
Verified
Hello, I would add uBlock Origin or Adguard and Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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LDogg

Level 28
Verified
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.

~LDogg
 
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