Latest Changes
Jan 14, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.288)
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Kaspersky Internet Security version (d)
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome, Firefox, Brave
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    BitLocker, Expressvpn, WebRTC Network Limiter, HTTPS Everywhere, Pixelblock
    Password Managers
  • Lastpass
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Wise Disk Cleaner
    Data Backup
    Google Drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    System Backup
    Frequency of System backups
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    • Device brand and model - Dell 5570
    • CPU model - 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8550U @ 1.80GHz 4 cores
    • GPU model - AMD Radeon 530 4GB GDDR5
    • RAM type and size - 16GB DDR4
    • Storage type and size - 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD
    Staff Notes

    This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.


    Level 1
    Just went through suggestions here on Macrium and AOMEI Backupper and most people seem to be on the side of Macrium.

    As a general user, I use my home laptop for images, videos, few Excel, Word files daily and some other applications. I use C: Drive (SSD) for major installations only and use D: Drive (HDD) for saving my files and install some applications. Current space used is around 110GB on C and 600GB on D drives.

    My ISP allows daily bandwidth of around 12GB only. At such, initially, I think I will have to backup almost 700GB on the cloud drive part by part daily. However, my confusion is on Differential vs Incremental backups. So for me, which backup is more suitable and fast, secure enough to store backups on cloud drive and/or external drive?
    Appreciate your suggestions. Thanks!
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    Malware Hunter