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I like to keep things simple, and follow the techie KISS principle (keep it simple stupid), and use backups and anti-virus only when absolutely necessary. 

For fool proof ways against bugs, huge updates, or new programs; I try them out by installing them first without making immediate permanent changes to my system. For that, I use a highly recommended program called Shadow Defender (http://www.shadowdefender.com/)

For when I feel the need to do backups, I use Macrium Reflect (because you can virtualize and boot Windows from the backup image). For anti-virus and protection, again I also keep it simple. I simply use the built-in Windows Security/Firewall and Window's Restore, and a VPN service.


Win 11 Pro, MSFS Deluxe, Quest 2, i7-8700K, 32 GB  RAM, nVidia GTX 1070ti, 900+ Mbps hardwired ethernet connection, 1GB Mbps 5 Ghz wifi,  anti-virus disabled.

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LOL!  Just a different method to the same result.  Restoring a system to a previous state. Every method has it's fans....

Frank Patton
MasterCase Pro H500M; MSI Z490 WiFi MOB; i7 10700k 3.8 Ghz; Gigabyte RTX 3080 12gb OC; H100i Pro; 32GB DDR4 3600;  Gold RMX850X PSU;
VG289 4K 27"; Honeycomb Alpha & Bravo, Crosswind 3's w/dampener.  
Former USAF meteorologist & ground weather school instructor. AOPA Member #07379126
"I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the best that is in me." - John Deere

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