Latest changes
Jun 4, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
OS build or version
Windows 10 Version 1909
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Manual check for updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall and Network protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Standard account
User account
Local account only
Sign-in options
  • Account Password
  • Malware exposure
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Kaspersky Free
    Modified security settings
    Nothing, since free version doesn't allow it.
    Periodic scanners
    HitmanPro and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
    Browser and Extensions
    Kaspersky Protection
    Ghostery
    Adblock

    installed on Microsoft Edge Chromium

    Adblock
    installed on Comodo Dragon
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Comodo SecureDNS
    Password manager
    My notebook
    Search engine
    Google
    Maintenance tools
    CCleaner
    Process Explorer
    Hard Disk sentinel
    HWMonitor
    Photos and Files backup
    My external hard drive
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Windows File Explorer
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per month
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Learning computer languages or creating apps
  • Computer Specifications
    Custom building

    Intel Core i5 8400
    nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti
    8GB DDR4 x1
    Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD

    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @vuksha_xc60:

    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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    Gandalf_The_Grey

    Level 30
    Verified
    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.
     

    vuksha_xc60

    New Member
    -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 😒)
     

    LDogg

    Level 31
    Verified
    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.

    ~LDogg
     
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