Latest changes
Aug 1, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Linux or Unix
OS version
Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security updates only
Windows UAC
Not applicable for macOS or Linux
Firewall protection
Integrated Firewall (Chrome OS, Linux)
Account privileges
Standard account
Account type
Sign in with local account
Account log-in
  • Account Password
  • Exposure to malware
    Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
    Real-time Malware protection
    RTP configuration
    Periodic scanners
    Browser and Add-ons
    Emsisoft Browser Security (Google Chrome)
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Cisco OpenDNS
    Password manager
    My notebook
    Search engine
    Maintenance tools
    sudo apt autoclean autoremove
    Integrated cleanup with browsers
    Photos and Files backup
    My external hard drive
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    File manager Nautilus
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per month
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Testing security software using malware samples
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Computer Specifications
    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 63
    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 34
    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.


    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 😒)


    Level 32
    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.