I Have A Good AV,Should I Harden Windows Then?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by assersegsten, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. assersegsten

    assersegsten Registered Member

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    Hello, I have Bitdefender Total Security as AV & HitmanPro as second opinion scanner.
    But is it enough these days? or should I consider using tools like Syshardener, OSamor or Hard Configurator?
    My system is: Windows 10 Home 2004 with the latest updates.:thumbd:
     
  2. Buddel

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    I also have a good AV (KIS), but I still think it is always a good idea to harden Windows. I have long been using OSA and SH alongside KIS without any problems for ages. Just my 2 cents.
     
  3. imdb

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    @assersegsten
    your current config is more than enough. you don't need any extra tools or sw. the simpler the better is the right approach for w10 security.

    btw, why did you downvote your own post?
     
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  4. Brian K

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    We just use Windows Defender (Windows Security).
     
  5. zapjb

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    Not an expert here. But I have BDTS also. And I say you're good as is.
     
  6. assersegsten

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    Thanks a lot Guys for the input, I think I will sleep on it.:thumb:
     
  7. Osaban

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    I never liked hardening Windows because sometimes some things (good downloads, website links, internal functioning of Windows, etc) may not work and one does not know why. My suggestion would be to have a reliable backup program to restore the system for every contingency, and/or a light virtualizer like Shadow Defender or Deep Freeze which would be a perfect combination with Bitdefender T.S. They are very easy to use and will ensure 100% protection.
    Edit: Shadow Defender is free for another day, courtesy @pb1:
    https://giveawaysnetworks.com/Items/Details/Giveaway-Shadow-Defender-for-Windows
     
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  8. Marcelo

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    It's absolutely possible to be so paranoid hardening windows security that you make your computer unusable.
     
  9. blacknight

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    Multi layered defense is again the best way to keep safe the system.
     
  10. assersegsten

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    A thousand thank you to all of you!, it really means a lot to get professional answers when you are a beginner, and how to respond: I downloaded a free copy of Shadow Defender, After reading very much about the software, I decided to install it. I think it is the right solution for me, Thankyou!.:thumb:
     
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    This isn't what you asked for assersegsten, but no matter what security software you chose to use ALWAYS have a good image stored in multiple locations. Imaging is the best thing for could do for your data...by far!
     
  12. ArchiveX

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    You can try...It is Wilders after all...:D
     
  13. Brummelchen

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    Windows 10 and another antivirus? Never ever. You should trust windows defender some more as it became one of the best (top marks). It has anti-exploit, anti-ransom, PUP/PUM, folder guard on demand. And ofc windows has its own Firewall. You pay for what is already present due marketing lies.

    A second option scanner is nice, but you don't need to pay for it - run it on demand HMP can do, MBAM can do also.

    Harding "My system is: Windows 10 Home 2004" is like "carrying coals to Newcastle" (Eulen nach Athen tragen). Home has no pro features, means: no GPO - pointless.

    You can use O&O shutup to disable several services but this also would mean that you need to live with errors which never are resolved because Microsoft would never know about.

    I suggest you to leave it alone, untouched for a longer period and watch how it runs. Then you create an image and tweak it as desired - and if tweaking fail you can go back with image.
     
  14. Trooper

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    Oh man missed this, bummer!
     
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    If more people listened to that advice, Brian, they would have less problems and faster computers.
    But it takes a lot of convincing when software developers are trying to survive by peddling their wares on unsuspecting folks.

    Windows 10 is perfectly fine without all the rubbish, but I know I am preaching to the converted. :rolleyes:
     
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