Latest Changes
Feb 18, 2020
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Version or Build no.
    1909
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    Microsoft (@outlook.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Windows Hello PIN (recommended)
  • Windows Hello Fingerprint
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
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    - All PCs: Windows 10 Enterprise custom built-in Security.
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    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Windows 10 Enterprise is heavily tweaked via various options available in Group Policy or via Regedit tricks, plus:
    - Windows Defender (Customized for high security)
    - Windows Firewall (Customized, all outbound connections blocked on all profiles, allow rules manually made on the fly)
    - SRP (on Disallow mode, All files/users/certificate enforced)
    - Applocker (Customized, all 4 categories Enforced )
    - Bitlocker (datas partitions locked)
    - ApplicationGuard/DeviceGuard/ExploitGuard/Core Isolation/Protected Folders (All enabled and customized).
    - use of the Windows Sandbox.
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    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Hitman Pro (registered)
    Browsers and Extensions
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    - ChromEdge: (Customized via various flags) using Netcraft, Privacy Possum, Scriptsafe.
    - Tor Browser: (Customized via various flags) using Netcraft, Privacy Possum, CanvasBlocker, Scriptsafe.
    - MSedge with Netcraft.
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
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    - Adguard For Desktop (customized).
    - Mullvad VPN (dual-hop).
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    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden (Online) | KeePassXC (Offline, with Bitwarden's Database imported)
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
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    Portable Tools:
    Cleaners:
    Ccleaner, Wisedisk Cleaner.
    Monitors: Process Hacker, Autoruns, Process Explorer.
    Privacy: O&O shutup10.
    Network: TCPview, WIfiGuard.
    Hardware: HWinfo64.
    Data Backup
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    Cloud Services
    - Mega
    - Sync.com
    - OneDrive
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    System Backup
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    System Imaging Programs:
    - Macrium Reflect (Registered)
    - Windows7 Backup & Restore.
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    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
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    Acer F5-571G: i5-7200U, 8gb RAM, 128gb SSD + 1TB HDD.
    Lenovo Yoga 520: i5- 8250U, 8gb RAM, 256gb SSD + 1TB HDD.
    Asus R900VB: i5-3230M; 6gb RAM; 1TB HDD.
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    Changelog (Updates, Uninstalled, or Replaced)
    18/02/2020:
    - Rainmeter shifted from installed to Portable.
    - Rollback RX replaced by Macrium Reflect.

    14/02/2020:
    - enabled the GPO option for WD to scan only at execution.

    12/02/2020:
    - Clean install of Windows 10 Enterprise 1909 + hardening.
    - removal of Chrome and Firefox, useless to me; Chromedge do the job perfectly.
    - installation of Rollback RX Pro for system tweaks "on-the-fly" experimentation.
    - Use of Windows Sandbox for unknown apps/files testing.

    23/01/2020:
    - Updated KeePass and imported latest iteration of Bitwarden Database.
    - Updated Tor Browser portable.

    28/01/2020
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    Removed AppGuard Solo

    Umbra

    Level 25
    Verified
    It may be down to inexperience, but as you feel more comfortable with your PC security, you may find that do not need to switch software so often.
    Indeed, reason i don't use any 3rd party security tools anymore. I don't feel the need anymore for them.

    Too much tweaking and additional software equates to conflicts. Less is more.
    in the case of RX, i believe it is due to the multiple security features used in Windows 10 Enterprise (Core Isolation/memory integrity, Device Guard, etc...), the thing is that the conflict appeared 2 times already but under different circumstances, those circumstances were not one-time events and didn't triggered that issue before.
    Not saying, RX has a long history of buggy behaviors.

    Anyway, i will use RX on a less hardened computer.
     

    Bushman

    Level 1
    In my case secured by emsisoft anti malware, proton vpn and windows firewall i've no problem with Rollback RX Pro
    Very efficient on my PC with Windows 10 Pro with no multiple security features as Windows 10 Enterprise. It's an useful software for me despite it is a bit expansive.
    Thanks Fabian Wosar for the time you spent for us and notably with all the details to adjust the fine settings with Emsisoft