Recent changes
Aug 1, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Standard account
Security updates
Automatically allow security updates only
Windows UAC
Not applicable
Malware samples
Yes - Malware samples are downloaded to a VM
Real-time Malware protection
Firewall protection
Integrated Firewall (Chrome OS, Linux)
RTP configuration
Periodic scanners
VPN and Privacy
Cisco OpenDNS
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Emsisoft Browser Security (Google Chrome)
Maintenance tools
sudo apt autoclean autoremove
Integrated cleanup with browsers
Photos and Files backup
My external hard drive
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Backup and rollback
File manager Nautilus
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Testing the limits of security software
  3. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites
  4. Working from home
Computer hardware
Custom building

Intel Core i5 8400
nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti
8GB DDR4 x1
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD
Your changelog
Things that have changed:
  • Operating system (Windows 10 to Ubuntu)
  • DNS provider (Comodo SecureDNS to Cisco OpenDNS)
  • My activity (Downloading samples and testing them inside VMware)


Level 66
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
You may like trying out "Adguard Adblocker" as replacement for your Adblock



Staff member
Malware Hunter

Set UAC to Always Notify.

You may migrate to Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, where You can tweak the main security modules.

In Photos and Documents Backup, consider also cloud services.

In Backup and Restore, Windows File Explorer??? :unsure: I guess this is not full image system backup solution, You may add: Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliable.

In Periodic Scanners, You may change to MalWareBytes Free or EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit.

In Browsers and Extensions, You may change to uBlock Origin or AdGuard AdBlocker, Ghostery + AdBlock is overkill (doing same working)...

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
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Level 38
Content Creator
UAC to Always Notify is the safest setting and protects from UAC bypasses.

Kaspersky Free is or will be replaced by Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.

Ghostery and Adblock both do the same thing.
Choose one or replace with uBlock Origin or AdGuard (both are highly recommended here).

Why Comodo Dragon for browser (is not up to date with the latest chromium patches)?
You already have MS Edge Chromium.

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is kind of useless if you are already running Kaspersky Free.

Think about the comments given about backups, it's the best protection for your precious files.


Level 1
-I'm saving my files to the same location (on D: drive) - one folder for pictures and videos, one for music etc. I see no reason using backup software since I know what changes I make and copy them to external drive.
-Comodo Dragon is secondary browser. I was having some issues with Chromium (caused by CIS Auto Contaiment)
-I've already replaced the Adblock with Ghostery only and my browser got faster.
-I've changed UAC to always notify. I've also put a password request when it prompts. It uses my account to authenticate.
-I don't have much trust to cloud services. I only use OneDrive for my school documents and it works fine.

I've scanned my PC with EEK, it only found leftovers from Kaspersky's quarantine (which I forgot to clean 😒)


Level 33
Some learning curve needed here. I would back up more than once a month, everyone needs to backup or make a system image regardless of computer or data stored.

Ghostery is unneeded if you need privacy extensions go for things like ClearURLs, CanvasBlocker etc etc. Adguard does a better job than Ghostery imo.