uninfected1's Config

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Dec 31, 1969
Windows Edition
Home
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Panda Free antivirus
ZoneAlarm Free firewall
Zemana AntiLogger Premium
VoodooShield Pro
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free
Norton ConnectSafe
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Zemana AntiLogger Premium
HitmanPro
Kaspersky TDSS Killer
Browsers, Search and Addons
Browsers: Chrome | Firefox
Extensions: LastPass | uBlock Origin | HTTPS Everywhere | Web Of Trust
Maintenance and Cleaning
CCleaner
Ultra DeFrag
Personal backup routine
Device backup routine

uninfected1

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Reluctantly I've uninstalled Adguard Premium and returned to uBlock Origin.I really wanted to like it but I just couldn't get on with it. A much heavier load than uBlock Origin, pages didn't load as quickly, and not very user friendly either. There were lots of niggling problems too, especially with Firefox, such as various sites not loading, youtube not working in full screen etc. A lot were to do with certification issues but after a while I got fed up having to rectify this. Just too much hassle.
 

uninfected1

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Another thing I didn't like about Adguard Premium was it wasn't that easy to see exactly what it was doing. One of the great things about uBlock Origin is it's so transparent and easy to follow, especially with Advanced User mode enabled. For any site you can see simply and clearly in one table everything uBlock Origin is doing, what it's allowed and what it's blocked, so it's very easy to configure or troubleshoot. With Adguard it was a much more complex business.

Adguard Premium may give more overall security, but I think this is outweighed by uBlock Origin's superior user-friendliness, configurability and speed. Of course this is just my experience of it. Others may have fared differently with it.
 
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Added Bitdefender TrafficLight extension. Also have Web Of Trust selected in DuckDuckGo's custom settings.
 
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Added Zemana AntiMalware Premium - the rebranded Watchdog version to be precise, but I've put Zemana in my config so people know what it actually is. RAM a bit higher than I'd like for the 2 processes - about 87 MB total, but fairly light CPU.

Also got rid of Bitdefender TrafficLight extension. Read a few independent tests which didn't think much of it. Back to good old Web Of Trust.
 
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