What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    I was afraid someone would ask that. :)

    Many about:config tweaks, an excessive amount of extensions, a couple of important ones are of course NoScript and uBlock Origin.
    Yes, that is a good site for more information.
     
  2. Nightwalker

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    I am testing this setup below, so far so good.

    Windows 10 x64:
    • Comodo Firewall 10 (cruelsister settings)
    • Windows Defender
    • AdGuard 6.2
    • Chrome with tweaks and BitDefender LightTraffic extension
    • SUA + SmartScreen
    • NAT Firewall
    • OpenDNS
     
  3. tonino

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    Emsisoft Anti-Malware with HMP.A (free) on windows 10 pro x 64

    Default deny via SRP by Hard_Configurator tool.

    Chrome tweaked by flags with Policy Control and ScriptSafe (plus JSGuard Browser)

    Adguard premium

    easy!
     
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  4. sportsfan7700

    sportsfan7700 Registered Member

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    Anyone know if there are coupons for Emimsoft? I know we have THANKFUL for deals but if anyone has any ideas other then Newegg, feel free to send a PM. Money is a bit tight right now.
     
  5. Trooper

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    Whoa no EAM? :eek:
     
  6. Nightwalker

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    I am testing this setup on another machine, EAM is a keeper for me :cool:

    The setup above is free (just change AdGuard for uBlock Origin), light and very easy to use, I am liking it very much so far.
     
  7. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    In my own little personal experience and opinion, your test set up looks tight to me. CF is a Bull and AdGuard is strong enough IMO.
     
  8. Tunerz

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    Yeah. Though I occasionally get a random itch to look for a realtime scanner. Glad I can still hold back.
     
  9. Nightwalker

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    I couldn't agree more, it is strong and yet has a little to no performance hit and with cruelsister settings it is silent too.
     
  10. Trooper

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    I figured. I know you are a big EAM guy so I was like whoa when you said you were running WD. Cheers.
     
  11. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    March 2, 2018 - Updated, Added, Removed

    Network
    • Two Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) Routers (Stock Firmware)
    • Four Netgear PowerLine AV 500 Adapters
    • Wired Cat5e Connection between both Routers
    • WPA2-PSK AES Encryption
    • SPI & NAT Firewalls - Enabled
    • OpenDNS Configuration
    Computers
    • LOCAL ACCOUNTS - Administrator Password Protected
    • DESKTOP (Custom Built) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1709 Built 16299.214
    • TABLET (Surface Pro 4) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1709 Built 16299.214
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER SECURITY CENTER: UNINSTALLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: ENABLED
    Resident
    • Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.2.0.8461 Beta (Paid)
    • NVT OSAmor 1.4 Beta - Custom Settings
    • PIA VPN Client v77 - VPN Enabled (Paid) - Different Servers On Demand
    • Windows Firewall Control 5.0.1.20 - Medium Filtering Enabled (Paid)
    • Sandboxie 5.23.6 Beta (Paid) - Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6.2.437.2171 (Paid)
    On-Demand
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 7.1.2917* (Paid)
    • VMWare Workstation 14.1.1 built-7528167** (Paid)
    Browsers, Immunization, Tweaks
    • Windows 10 Debotnetted from fdossena.com - Everything Removed
    • Windows 10 Hardening Tips from hardenwindows10forsecurity.com - Selectively Applied
    • Windows 10 Services "Tweaked" for DESKTOP by Black Viper blackviper.com - Selectively Applied***
    • NVT SysHardener 1.1 - Custom Settings
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    • Chrome 64.0.3282.186 (Official Build) (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Firefox 58.0.2 (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Homepage and Search Providers set to Startpage (Chrome & Firefox)
    • CCleaner Professional Edition 5.40.6411 (Paid) + CCEnhancer - Automatic Cleaning Enabled
    • Spyware Blaster 5.5 (All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt)
    *Macrium Reflect Home Edition installed in Desktop & Tablet - Backup Template: Incremental Forever
    **VMware Workstation only installed on Desktop
    ***Services only tweaked on Desktop
     
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  12. ams963

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    Win 10 pro x64

    Webroot SecureAnywhere AV
    Windows built-in firewall
    I try to keep Windows System, built-in apps and third party softwares updated
    No downloading unexpected email attachments from unknown senders
    Rarely use any usb flash drive
     
  13. Krusty

    Krusty Registered Member

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    Added:
    • SysHardener
    Reinstalled:
    • VoodooShield
     
  14. Solarlynx

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    Windows 7 Ultimate, SUA, UAC at max behind a password
    Zemana AntiLogger RT with Pandora On and Identity Theft Protection on
    MBAE with additional shields for some routine apps
    NVT ERP
    NVT OSArmor
    NVT Registry Guard

    The setup feels lite. Though I suspect there's some excessiveness as MBAE and NVT OSA have both exploit mitigations.
     
  15. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    No problem.:)
     
  16. Minimalist

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    Since I didn't encounter any security related incidents for some time, I decided to simplify my setup and make it more "basic".

    So, on my Windows 7, I:
    - use Standard User Account for my daily activities,
    - regularly update OS and applications,
    - regularly backup OS and my data,
    - installed and use updated anti-malware,
    - installed and use adblocker.

    With safe computing habits it seems enough to me.
     
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  17. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 (Still my set-up for almost four years now)

    Firewall & Anti-Virus:
    Router NAT/SPI (Password Protected)
    Windows Firewall
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.2.1.8483 (with hpHosts file)

    Blocking/Hardening:
    AppGuard 4.4.6.1
    HitmanPro.Alert 3.7.6 Build 737
    Norton ConnectSafe DNS (Malware, Phishing)
     
  18. Quassar

    Quassar Registered Member

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    Im also using Appguard old lifetime version 4.4.6.1
     
  19. Solarlynx

    Solarlynx Registered Member

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    Thank you, is this conclusion from your experience with this combo or comparison of their mitigation techniques?
     
  20. Quassar

    Quassar Registered Member

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    OS: Windows 10 Creator Update x64
    Hardering:
    PowerShell script, CMD, java - all disabled
    Deny elevation of unsigned executables.
    Windows Features removed: Internet Explorer, XPS; SMB, Legacy Features, Media Features, etc...
    Ask password for Admin Account
    Enable Secure Sign in screen
    http://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/

    Account Type: Local Account/Admin
    UAC: Maximum
    SmartScreen: Enabled
    VPN: Proton / Avia Phantom
    Anti-Exe: Appguard
    HIDS: WinPatrol Plus
    AntiRansom: -----
    Firewall: SpyShelterFW, NetLimiter
    Keystroke Encryption: SpyShelterFW
    SRP(Write/Read): AppGuard, Sandboxie, SpyShelterFW
    Password Manager: Keepass 2.x
    AV: SecureAPlus with Avira engine addon
    On Demand: Zemana, Malwarebytes
    Virtualization: VMware Workstation, Shadow Defender
    Sandbox: Sandboxie(Beta)
    Encryption: VeraCrypt
    Browser: Vivaldi, Tor Browser
    Blocker: Adguard(Beta) & MBAM web protection
    Backup: Paragon & SpiderOak
    2FA : Authy for few webs and programs

    Tools:
    Sysinternals Suite, SysTracer, DiskPulse.(sniff changes in files/process/services)
    WireShark, Net Limiter (sniff and control bandwtich network)
    Process-Lasso + Park Control (priority process + allocate games/programs in specific cores for improve work)
    ThisIsMyFile (unlock and delete protected files)
    HostMan(MVPS HOSTS) + HostsServer (next black filter for sites & monitor)
    Simple DNSCrypt

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    Changes
    I bought addon avira offline engine in SecureAPlus
    "2FA" Authy for few webs and soft
    Added NetLimiter when i have DL/UP some files, but dont wanna take all bandwich while my bro play in game casue he can got some lags :p
    SpiderOak for cloud backup
     
  21. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Even with the Exploit Test Tool (HPA3) it is possible to verify that there is no overlap of intervention between the two softwares.

    What is the browser you use?

    With some browsers, MBAE generates FP if you enable some ROP mitigations.
    For example with New Moon 32 bit (Pale Moon fork) there is this FP if the mitigation indicated with the arrow is enabled:

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  22. The Seeker

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    With Malwarebytes releasing a new version recently, I thought I'd put my lifetime license to use. No BSOD so far, which is a good start. Seems to be using a little less RAM too.
     
  23. Infected

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    Linux Mint Sylvia 18.3 - FW Enabled - Firejail - Chromium & FF, both with Ublock Origin and IDN.
    W7 Ent - Comodo FW per CS's config. - Chrome w/Ublock Origin and IDN.
     
  24. paulderdash

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    Please expand IDN?
     
  25. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    March 12, 2018 - Updated, Added, Removed

    Network
    • Two Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 (R7000) Routers (Stock Firmware)
    • Four Netgear PowerLine AV 500 Adapters
    • Wired Cat5e Connection between both Routers
    • WPA2-PSK AES Encryption
    • SPI & NAT Firewalls - Enabled
    • PIA DNS Configuration
    Computers
    • LOCAL ACCOUNTS - Administrator Password Protected
    • DESKTOP (Custom Built) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1709 Built 16299.251
    • TABLET (Surface Pro 4) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1709 Built 16299.251
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER SECURITY CENTER: UNINSTALLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: DISABLED
    Resident
    • ESET Internet Security 11.0.159.9 (Trial) - Recommended Settings
    • Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.2.0.8461 Beta (Paid)
    • NVT OSAmor 1.4 Pre-Release - Custom Settings
    • PIA VPN Client v77 - VPN Enabled (Paid) - Different Servers On Demand
    • Windows Firewall Control 5.0.1.20 (Paid) - Medium Filtering Enabled
    • Sandboxie 5.24 Release Candidate (Paid) - Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6.2.437.2171 (Paid)
    • Keyscrambler 3.11.0.3
    On-Demand
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 7.1.2917 (Paid) - Backup Template: Incremental Forever
    • VMWare Workstation 14.1.1 built-7528167* (Paid)
    • Emsisoft Emergency Toolkit 2017.12.0.8334
    Browsers, Immunization, Tweaks
    • Windows 10 Privacy Guide from fdossena.com - Fully Debotnetted!
    • Windows 10 Hardening Tips from hardenwindows10forsecurity.com - Selectively Applied**
    • Windows 10 Services "Tweaked" for DESKTOP by Black Viper blackviper.com - Selectively Applied**
    • NVT SysHardener 1.2 - Custom Settings
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    • Chrome 65.0.3325.146 (Official Build) (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Firefox 59.0 (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Homepage and Search Providers set to Startpage (Chrome & Firefox)
    • CCleaner Professional Edition 5.40.6411 (Paid) + CCEnhancer - Automatic Cleaning Enabled
    • Spyware Blaster 5.5 (All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt)
    *VMware Workstation only installed on Desktop
    **Only Applies to Desktop
     
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