Latest Changes
Jan 14, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.288)
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Internet Security version (d)
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Kaspersky Internet Security
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome, Firefox, Brave
Web Privacy
BitLocker, Expressvpn, WebRTC Network Limiter, HTTPS Everywhere, Pixelblock
Password Management
Default Web Search
System Utilities
Wise Disk Cleaner
Data Backup
Google Drive
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Frequency of System backups
Computer Activity
Browsing Internet and email
Watch movies and other video 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.


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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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