Latest changes
Mar 14, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS version
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security updates only
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Standard account
Account type
Sign in with local account
Account log-in
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Eset Internet Security - with HIPS(Smart mode)/firewall (Interactive) settings adjusted according to kb to protect against ransomware
    RTP configuration
    NVT SysHardener - default
    Periodic scanners
    EEK (monthly), MBAM (weekly), ADWCleaner, HitmanPro (scan only), NPE, rkill, if needed TrendMicro online
    Browser and Add-ons
    Chrome - Cookie AutoDelete, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger (main)
    Brave - Cookie AutoDelete, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger (currently testing)
    Edge w/ Application Guard (mostly for pdf)
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Adguard (lifetime license)
    Maintenance tools
    Patch My PC
    Currently testing: PrivaZer vs Privacy Eraser vs BleachBit 3.2 (used to use CCleaner, but no longer trust)
    Photos and Files backup
    Google Drive
    Drag and drop hard drive
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Currently researching options (Macrium vs EaseUS vs AOMEI). Have an old one, but needs to be updated (built in Hitachi backup).
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per year
    Computer Activity
  • Playing computer games
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Recording and editing video or photos
  • Computer Specifications
    Corsair Air 540
    Intel Core i7-5820K
    GeForce GTX 1070
    8GB DDR4 2400 (had 32GB, one stick went bad, but haven't had a chance to test yet)
    500GB SSD (boot/frequent program drive)
    1TB (pictures/programs)
    120GB SSD (old boot, ran out of room - re-purposed)
    2TB (external - backups)
    SoundBlaster ZxR
    Definitive Technology Incline Speakers
    AKG K7xx/Sennheiser HD 6xx headphones
    Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard (brown switch)
    MX Master 2x mouse
    Your changelog
    March 14 - Removed all Real Time settings from Malwarebytes
    March 14 - Uninstalled Voodoo Shield
    March 14 - Uninstalled NVT OSArmor


    New Member
    Recently switched from Windows Defender to Eset (and from Fios provided router to Gryphon...although I did not purchase until I already had purchased Eset, otherwise would have rather had 2 different definition/signature).

    I know I have a few layers, currently more just a curiosity to see what is out there. Was on the Local - Admin account, but just recently switched to Local - Standard.


    Staff member
    Malware Hunter

    As already has been said, Eset Internet Security + NVT OSArmor + Voodoo Shield, and also having applied NVT SysHardener mitigations, is actually crazy overkill :sick:

    A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

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