What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    Windows XP Home (My PC)
    Windows Firewall
    CloudFlare DNS/Google DNS
    PsExec
    DEP Always ON
    Trick POSReady 2009
    Black Viper's List
    No NET Installed
    SMB Protocol Disabled
    MBAE Premium v. 90
    OSArmor v.1.4

    New Moon (Pale Moon fork for XP) - Custom Setting About:Config
    UBO
    UBO Updater
    NoScript
    HTTPS Always *
    No Resource URI Leak
    Super Start Speed Dial



    * Added the "HTTPS Always" extension.
     
  2. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    DESKTOP & TABLET

    Sept. 27, 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 17134.254
    • TABLET (Surface Pro 4) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1803 Built 17134.254
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER SECURITY CENTER: UNINSTALLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: DISABLED
    Resident
    • ESET Internet Security 11.2.63.0 (Paid) - Recommended Settings
    • NVT OSAmor 1.4.0.0 - Custom Settings
    • PIA VPN Client v81 - VPN Enabled on Startup (Paid)
    • Sandboxie 5.27.1 Beta (Paid) - Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6.4.1639.4553 Beta (Paid)
    • Keyscrambler 3.12.0.1 - Anti-Profiling Enabled
    On-Demand
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 7.1.3317 (Paid) - Backup Template: Incremental Forever
    • VMWare Workstation 14.1.3 build-9474260* (Paid)
    • Emsisoft Emergency Toolkit 2018.6.0.8742
    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 1.5 - Custom Settings
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    • Chrome 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Opera 55.0.2994.61 (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 & Opera)
    • CCleaner Free Edition 5.47.6716 + CCEnhancer
    • Spyware Blaster 5.5 - All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt
    *Only installed on Desktop
    ¹Only Applied on Desktop
    ²Only Applied on Tablet
     
  3. Infected

    Infected Registered Member

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    Dual Boot

    Mint Cinnamon 19 - Chrome, Ublock

    W7 Pro - Sandboxie, NVT ERP, Chrome, Ublock.
     
  4. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    OS: Windows 7 x64
    Built-in: Standard User Account, User Account Control on max, various tweaks
    AV/AM and FW: ESET Internet Security [link]
    Backup: Macrium Reflect (grandfather-father-son backup scheme) [link]
    On-demand AM scanners: Emsisoft Emergency Kit [link], Avira PC Cleaner [link]
    Browser: Firefox [link] with uBlock Origin [link]
    Updates: SUMo [link]
    VPN: Mullvad [link] with OpenVPN [link]
    Banking: Banking Protection (EIS)
    Passwords: KeePass [link]
    Cleaner: CCleaner (portable) [link], PatchCleaner [link] and Privazer [link]
    Encryption: VeraCrypt [link]
    Virtualization: VirtualBox [link]
    Anonymity: Tor Browser [link]
    Other tools: Autoruns [link], Process Explorer [link], Recuva [link]
     
  5. amico81

    amico81 Registered Member

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  6. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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  7. Crystal_Lake_Camper

    Crystal_Lake_Camper Registered Member

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    Win 10 home x64 :

    360 Total Security ( tweaked ) ( inbuild glasswire firewall enabled ) - Mbae beta ( tweaked ) - 360 Document Protector - NVT Osarmor - Unchecky.
    System hardened with NVT Syshardener - WPD - Fix Privacy - O&O Shutup 10 ( also various other tweaks applied )
    Chrome and Yandex hardened via flaggs and settings. both have : webrtc control - https everywhere -I don't care about cookies - privacy possum - idn safe - scriptsafe - decentraleyes - ublock origin - ublock extra - popupblocker strict - 360 interenet safe - 360 anti mining.
    all backed up by macrium reflect free and eazyfix.
     
  8. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

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    Giving AdGuard (latest RC) another go, and have installed Simple DNSCrypt.
     
  9. hawaii007

    hawaii007 Registered Member

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    Comodo FW 10.2 (CS) + THOR PREMIUM HOME ( Includes Avira )
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2018
  10. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    wow Nice. Really grabbed my attention. Those were a couple of beauties of useful apps when I toted XP.
     
  11. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

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    Still sounds like one I would try, provided one is prepared to fork out for Thor Premium :).
     
  12. gery

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    ZoneAlarm Extreme
     
  13. hawaii007

    hawaii007 Registered Member

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    You will find ZoneAlarm Extreme much slower then Bullguard
     
  14. gery

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    maybe but its firewall is superior to anything of the sort right now . It does not intrude to nothing and i really like it . Been using ZA for ages and feel safe
     
  15. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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    Haha...thanks for your opinion :thumb:
    I realy like old apps and I come back to them quite often :)
     
  16. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    I use FileChangeAlarm which is a Windows 98 app and it works perfect even on a Windows 10 x64 unit monitoring file drops or other changes. It's on all my PC's. Many apps also from XP have followed me over to 8.1 and work excellent as well. Tremendously useful. I skipped Win 7 and Vista completely so I know nothing of either of those except tons of users thrill to pieces with their 7 as I do 8.1. :)
     
  17. ttomm1946

    ttomm1946 Registered Member

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    I have windows 10 64 bit with WSA and Perfect Guard(Zemana) anti Malware
     
  18. ichito

    ichito Registered Member

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    Do you have installation file/pack? I didn't find it but I would test it on Vista.
    Is it not similar to ExeWatch?
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/exewatch.322697/
     
  19. Buddel

    Buddel Registered Member

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    New computer (Win10 64-bit), but good ol's security setup:

    Real-time protection: Kaspersky Internet Security (maximum security settings, Trusted Application mode enabled)
    Browser protection: uBlock Origin
    Second-opinion scanners: AdwCleaner, Hitman Pro, VT Uploader
    Windows Privacy: O&O ShutUp10
    Backup: Iperius

    That's all I need, I guess. If you think something is missing, just tell me. Suggestions are always welcome.:)
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
  20. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Location:
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    DESKTOP & TABLET

    Oct. 26, 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 17134.254
    • TABLET (Surface Pro 4) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 1803 Built 17134.254
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER SECURITY CENTER: UNINSTALLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: DISABLED
    Resident
    • ESET Internet Security 11.2.63.0 (Paid) - Recommended Settings
    • NVT OSAmor 1.4.1.0 - Custom Settings
    • PIA VPN Client v82 - VPN Enabled on Startup (Paid)
    • Sandboxie 5.27.1 Beta (Paid) - Container Folder on RAMDisk
    • Adguard Premium 6.4.1814.4903 Beta (Paid)
    • KeyScrambler 3.12.0.1 - Anti-Profiling Enabled
    On-Demand
    • Macrium Reflect Home Edition 7.1.3317 (Paid) - Backup Template: Incremental Forever
    • VMWare Workstation 14.1.3 build-9474260* (Paid)
    • Emsisoft Emergency Toolkit 2018.6.0.8742
    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 1.5 - Custom Settings
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    • Chrome 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Opera 55.0.2994.61 (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Vivaldi 2.0.1309.42 (Stable channel) (64-bit) (LastPass Premium, HTTPS Everywhere) - User Profile in RAMDisk / Forced to run Sandboxed
    • Homepage and Search Providers set to Startpage (Vivaldi)
    • CCleaner Free Edition 5.48.6834 + CCEnhancer
    • Spyware Blaster 5.5 - All Protection Enabled + Customblocking.txt
    *Only installed on Desktop
    ¹Only Applied on Desktop
    ²Only Applied on Tablet
     
  21. Circuit

    Circuit Registered Member

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    Quite impressive, but will it stop the real bad guys MS/Google?
     
  22. EASTER

    EASTER Registered Member

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    Is very impressive for the 1803 version. Thanks for the run up link to the Debonetted page. Incredible the mass stuffings MS is packed into these newer and newer versions. And just as hard to track them all down. Wow. Can't be an easy task but some are sharp as a whip what to knock out and how.
     
  23. The Seeker

    The Seeker Registered Member

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    Removed Simple DNSCrypt and enabled Windows Defender's new sandbox mode.
     
  24. PoetWarrior

    PoetWarrior Registered Member

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    1. Windows Defender (now sandboxed) code just made available to force it on. Running well so far.
    2. UAC on high
    3. Firefox latest build
    4. Windows Firewall
    5. Behind router firewall with latest encryption
    6. All hardware protections offered by Windows Defender--ON
    7. Macrium Reflect Home
    8. Encrypted all external drives
     
  25. wat0114

    wat0114 Registered Member

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    @PoetWarrior,

    nice security setup. Lean & mean and if something does go sideways, Macrium makes recovery a mere formality rather than a disaster. If you haven't already, adding a script/ad blocker like uBlockO or NoScript to Firefox would nicely enhance your setup.
     
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