What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

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    Windows Security: UAC (Max), Smartscreen
    Internet Security: G Data Internet Security
    Browser Security: uBlock Origin
    Backup: Iperius Desktop

    Anything else? Nope, that's all. Less is more.:cool:
     
  2. Chuck57

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    Comodo Firewall 10, latest version set to proactive and a couple of other changes. That's it.
     
  3. imuade

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    CCAV was making my browser a bit lagging, so I'm currently trying this setup while waiting for Spring Creators Update:

    OS: Win10 home 64bit (version 1709, build 16299.309)
    RT: NVT OSArmor + WF (block both in and out traffic)
    Hardening: MBRFilter
    OD: ZAM, HMP, AdwCleaner
    Browser: Chromium (with ublock origin)
    DNS: Quad9
    Misc: Some tweaks from here http://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/ and here https://fdossena.com/?p=w10debotnet/index_1709.frag
     
  4. Chuck57

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    I ran into the same problem. I tried CCAV for 2 weeks. I wanted to like it but it slowed my browser as well. I went back to CFW 10 and all is well again. I could like and use CCAV, but not until they fix whatever is giving my browser the hit. It happens with both Firefox and Edge.

    Win 10 Pro 64bit, latest with all updates.
     
  5. The Seeker

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    After enabling Memory integrity I started to receive annoying device driver health warnings. I chose to disable Memory integrity (after hunting down the registry edit to do so) and have reinstalled Kaspersky Free.
     
  6. EASTER

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    What a great catch and thanks for sharing linkup. Was getting the EXACT same device driver warnings on this end from it.
     
  7. justenough

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    Sandboxie and NVT-OSA
     
  8. The Seeker

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    Glad I could help.
     
  9. gery

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    gave AVG IS a shot yesterday and i noticed a horrendous lag until full install. Then i noticed that both hacker and other modules were off .what the heck AVG? my many days of remaining license are just going to the graveyard. AVAst should just kill avg totally and focus on avast genuine products I am not going to touch it again unless something great happens
     
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    +1
     
  11. The Seeker

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    Removed Kaspersky Free and AdGuard; I just cannot get comfortable with having my HTTPS connections filtered.
     
  12. paulderdash

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    I also always wonder about this, despite their assurances.
     
  13. The Seeker

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    I have no reason to suspect they're up to no good - in fact I don't believe they are - but the only way to be sure is to not use the program I guess (my sentiments are the same re Kaspersky). Back to uBlock Origin in Medium mode for me.
     
  14. dja2k

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    Clean Install of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

    DESKTOP & TABLET

    April 11, 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. 1803 Built 17133.1
    • TABLET (Surface Pro 4) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1803 Built 17133.1
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER SECURITY CENTER: UNINSTALLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: DISABLED
    Resident
    • ESET Internet Security 11.0.159.9 (Paid) - Recommended Settings
    • NVT OSAmor 1.4 Test 52 - Custom Settings
    • PIA VPN Client v78 - VPN Enabled on Startup (Paid)
    • Sandboxie 5.24 (Paid) - Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6.2.437.2171 (Paid)
    • Keyscrambler 3.11.0.5 - Anti-Profiling Enabled
    On-Demand
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 7.1.2963 (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 Applied¹
    • Windows 10 Services "Safe" for TABLET by Black Viper | blackviper.com - Selectively Applied²
    • NVT SysHardener 1.4 - Custom Settings
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    • Chrome 65.0.3325.181 (Official Build) (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Firefox 59.0.2 (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 5.40.6446 (Paid) + CCEnhancer - Automatic Cleaning Enabled
    • Spyware Blaster 5.5 - All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt
    *Only installed on Desktop
    ¹Only Applied on Desktop
    ²Only Applied on Tablet
     
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  15. imuade

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  17. imuade

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    No problem :thumb:
     
  18. paulderdash

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    I agree, but it isn't ideal. I have some active licenses, but it's always a question for me when renewing.
     
  19. Minimalist

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    With Kaspersky there is a possibility to disable HTTPS scanning and also data sharing through KSN participation.
     
  20. paulderdash

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    Also in Adguard (under Settings>Network) ...
     
  21. The Seeker

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    Yeah I'm aware of this, but thanks.

    With the prevalence of HTTPS sites nowadays, the app would be all but useless.
     
  22. Gandalf_The_Grey

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    For these reason I just use the AdGuard extension, works great with HTTPS sites without the use of a certificate.
     
  23. PoetWarrior

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    Windows 10 Home (I do clean installs for major updates like Spring Update)

    Secure Boot ON
    UAC on High
    Windows Defender with Ransomware Protection ON (really like this)
    Memory protection OFF
    Firefox 59.0.2 with additional addons
    Use MS Edge for certain situations
    Windows firewall
    Behind router with firewall
    Macrium Reflect free (in case of emergency)
     
  24. Infected

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    Ditched Windows. Running Linux Mint Sylvia 18.3.
    Using FireJail
    FW Enabled - Still learning IPTables
    Chromium - Nano Adblocker, Nano Defender
    Firefox - Nano Adblocker
     
  25. The Seeker

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    After going through AdGuard's explanation of HTTPS filtering once again, I decided to reinstall. As much as I like uBlock Origin, I do like having elements removed before the page is loaded. Plus, I do like AdGuard's Stealth Mode too.
     
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