What is your security setup these days?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by dja2k, Dec 15, 2005.

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  2. Minimalist

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    i see...Thx.
     
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    You're welcome :)
     
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    Windows 10 CU Home Built-in security :

    Machine hardening:
    - BIOS Password

    System Hardening: (block 90% of malware)
    - SUA
    - UAC Max with credentials prompts.
    - Smartscreen set to block
    - Only allows Apps from Store.
    - Deny elevation of unsigned executables.
    - Windows Defender with PUP Enabled.
    - Javascript disabled.
    - Powershell scripts disabled
    - Windows Features removed: Internet Explorer, XPS; SMB, Legacy Features, Media Features, etc...
    - several services disabled.

    Network Hardening
    - Windows Firewall with customized settings : all profile's connections blocked + disabled/added rules , etc...
    - IPv6, homegroup, tunneling, -related features removed/disabled.
    - Simple DNSCrypt

    Privacy Hardening: (for the fun)
    - unused Win10 setting related to privacy disabled.
    - O&O Shutup 10 customized
    - Softether VPN with VPNgate

    Browser
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    Chrome x64 with various security tweaks (Appcontainer enabled, etc...)

    3rd Party Security Softs: (to block the 9.99% left :p )
    - ReHIPS : Sandox+ Application Control set on Lockdown Mode + personal tweaks
    - AppGuard : Corporate grade SRP set on Lockdown Mode + personal tweaks
    - Adguard for Desktop: Adblocker with custom filter and "stealth" features enabled.

    System Recovery
    - Rollback RX
    - Windows Backup
     
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    Gees guest that's like Fort Knox. lol
     
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    Hi @guest
    Do you disable script engines, javascript in browser, or do you use some other mitigation?
     
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    Can you pm more more detail what did you off
     
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    what other tweaks do you have for chrome besides appcontainer?
     
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    reg tweak for active scripting in browser; old tweak i use to implement. :)

    Was the goal ;)
    You can see with all the built-in tool of Windows and tweaked settings, i could ditch every security apps, and the chances to get infected will still be extremely low.
    What exactly?
     
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    1. Norton + MB 3.1 + HMP.A + VoodooShield
    2. Avast free + MB 3.1 + HMP.A + VS
    3. Norton + MB 3.1 + VS
     
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    May I ask if you have Creators Build and if so, are you still using EMET with success?
     
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    Rippa EMET! :p
    This never gets fixed because EMET is end of life product but don't worry WD already address several EMET features already, like the improved 'Threat-protection' mechanism (which also includes several ROP checks).
     
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    windows 10 creators build x64 :

    realtime : avast free hardened mode - zonealarm free firewall - hmpa
    on demand : eek - mbam - zemana anti malware premium ( realtime disabled )
    chrome : https evrywhere - I don't care about cookies - lastpass - privacy badger - bitdefender trafficlight
    network hardening : dnscrypt
    systemhardening : hardconfigurator
    privacy : o&o shutup 10 / spybot antibeacon
    TigerVPN
    adblock : adguard premium desktop
     
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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/what-is-your-security-setup-these-days.111264/page-1541

    post #38523. This is an antivirus-free setup that I can only admire from (very) afar. It is pre-Creators Update, though, which is why I asked.

    CHEFKOCH quote: This never gets fixed because EMET is end of life product but don't worry WD already address several EMET features already, like the improved 'Threat-protection' mechanism (which also includes several ROP checks).

    I know about EMET. :'( Page 543, post #13565 in HMPA thread:

    plat quote: I used EMET while running Windows 8.1. :) ........ I checked and EMET 5.5 is supposedly compatible with Windows 10, even though many of its features have already been absorbed. Like many others, I really want an anti-exploit so I thought I would experiment with it in Creators Build. EMET is bad on here, end of story. :'(
     
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    I am running Creators Update but I am not using EMET at the moment. However, I have run EMET on Creators Update previously for a few weeks without any issues at Max settings plus unsafe system-wide forced ASLR enabled. EMET is expected to be inoperable on the next major upgrade to Windows 10..
     
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    OS: Windows 10 Pro 64bit CU
    UAC: Maximum
    SmartScreen: Enabled
    Anti-malware: Hitman.Pro.Alert, VoodooShield (Premium), Zemana AntiLogger
    AV: Kaspersky Internet Security 2018
    Backup: Macrium Reflect, AOEMI Backupper Professional (2-3 times a month)
    Cleanup: CCleaner
    Password Manager: Keepass2
    Browser: Chrome with UBlock Origins, Avira Browser Safety
    Freezing: Shadow Defender
     
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    LOL, my setup is much simpler, without using any native Win security features. :D
     
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    hahahaha , simplicity's definition depend of the individual , i like tweaking the OS so to me it is simple ;)

    I always prioritize built-in stuff, at least it is free and don't mess with the OS (if properly done) :p , then i add what i believe is missing for my needs (hence the security softs).
    obviously, i could ditch AG and REHIPS, but i will be bored in less than an hour , nothing to play with :argh:
     
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    Testing this setup and like it so far but IS NOT everyday production environment machine. That one is 8.1

    Thought that this might be too heavy but not so.

    Note: Always been a proponent for multi-layering.

    OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit

    ALWAYS-ON ACTIVE OPERATIONS
    HIPS: COMODO FW (w/combo of cruelsister + guest settings)
    Isolation: Comodo FW (Auto-Containment), Appguard (Medium)
    Monitoring: FileChangeAlarm (Yes, Windows 98 Activity Logging Directory/Files in Real-Time per folders/extensions)
    Anti-Exe: ERP
    Anti-Virus: NONE

    MANUAL OPERATIONS

    Virtualization: Sandboxie, Shadow Defender (On-Demand ONLY)
    Backup: Macrium Reflect, Drive Snapshot (as needed)
    Registry: RegBak, Tweaking.com RegBackup (as needed)
    Browser: Chrome, Other Portables ONLY
     
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    Tell me more please of these 'settings', does this guest still use CFW, as i do not hear him woffling so much about CFW these days ?
     
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    Don't think so according to a really recent post from just this week. Some issue/bug which is a nag from what I gather.

    But the settings guide at MalTips is just enough to get the feet wet and you can take the rest from there easily .

    Apply and Test also cruelsister's approach via those respective vids on some CFW maneuvers to reveal a happy camper using/testing CFW IMO.
     
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    Yes i use sister's settings for a long while now with good effect.
    Really don't feel the need for more tweaks.
    Thanks muchly tho'.
     
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    Indeed i don't use Comodo this days because the 10 years old "disappearing rules" bug... and in the meantime i shifted to SRP (and anti-exe) what does simply what i wanted to do with Comodo.
    My settings are still valid, it is basically Paranoid Mode (all modules active) with limited TVL and rules/rulesets/registry customization and Vulnerable Processes monitoring to ensure blocking most know vector attacks.
    On MT we were a handful of Comodo experienced users sharing our setting and observation, most of us had now ditched it , for Appguard, ReHIPS or other simpler and more effective solutions.

    Maybe on day i will go back to CIS when the bug will be fixed. It was my first love anyway :p
     
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    I use them both: Sandboxie all the time for normal browsing, and Shadow Defender on demand for risky browsing. As someone already mentioned SD is excellent to test programs, nowadays most of them don't require a reboot. My security setup is listed in my signature + Sandboxie (with restrictions) + Shadow Defender V.665 (on demand) + Avira Pro (mainly to check downloads and USB flash-drives)
     
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