What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. imuade

    imuade Registered Member

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    Operating system
    Win10 Home 64bit ( version 1909, build 18363.535 )

    Firewall

    Comodo Firewall 12.1.0.6914 - Proactive Security Configuration (HIPS disabled, Auto-containment set to block unknown files)

    Antivirus

    Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 9.0.26.61

    On demand
    AdwCleaner, HitmanPro

    Others

    NoVirusThanks SysHardener

    Privacy

    Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10

    DNS

    CleanBrowsing DNS - Security Filter

    Browser

    Chromium portable (launched by chrlauncher) with the following extensions:
    • Close & Clean
    • Dark New Tab
    • uBlock origin
    • Webroot Filtering Extension
    • Windows Defender Browser Protection
     
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  5. stapp

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  6. KonradPL

    KonradPL Registered Member

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    It`s a browser dedicated for banking
     
  7. Beyonder

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  8. Tyreman

    Tyreman Registered Member

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    Updated now to ...............standalone configure_defender and firewall hardening rules
    privacy badger, uBlock original, router settings
     
  9. bauer24

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    I'm going to be installing windows 10 for the first time, what privacy tools are recommended to prevent "spying"
     
  10. acid king

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    https://wpd.app/
     
  11. digmor crusher

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  12. LoneWolf

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    New setup.....
    Windows 10 / 64bit

    Bitdefender Premium Security
    AppGuard Solo
    Raxio Instant Rescue
     
  13. Osaban

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    Connection: Cable Ethernet Public Network connection + covered up screen camera on laptop.

    OS: Windows 10 home (64 bit) version 1909 build 18363.535 + UAC Max + Windows defender SmartScreen, User account: administrator, DNS: Quad9, Remote assistance disabled.

    Utilities: CCleaner Free portable, Disk Cleanup, Samsung Magician

    AV: Kaspersky Internet Security 20.0.14.1085 (g)

    Browser: Brave version 1.2.42 Chromium 79.0.3945.117 (64 bit) and Google Chrome v. 79.0.3945.117 + uBlock Origin + SpywareBlaster v5.6

    Virtualizer: Shadow Defender version 1.4.0.680 (default configuration) always on, no exclusion/commit pre-selected.

    Backup: Macrium Reflect home edition (64 bit) version 7.2.4601 [UEFI], (highly recommended). Important data kept outside
     
  14. bauer24

    bauer24 Registered Member

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    If i already have Voodooshield installed is a software such as Appcheck or OSArmor required to prevent ransomware
     
  15. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Nope.
     
  16. Chuck57

    Chuck57 Registered Member

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    My sig, with all current updates and Macrium Reflect free with recent backup saved to an external drive. MS Edge, latest version released. I think it's all that's needed.
     
  17. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Firewall & Anti-Virus:
    Router NAT/SPI (Password Protected) (McAfee Secure Home Internet)
    Windows Firewall
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2020.1.0.9926

    Blocking/Hardening:
    AppGuard 6.2.9.1113
    Quad9 DNS
     
  18. safeguy

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    My security setup for the past few months on Win10 have been nothing. The convenience of not tweaking anymore is addictive. Or maybe I'm just getting lazy.
     
  19. Chuck57

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    That's Hard Configurator, unless you're a fanatic who has to tweak settings. Install, set Defender settings to High, Harden the firewall and choose recommended settings or a version in tools, and forget it.
     
  20. Bertazzone

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    No Windows Defender on default even? Hey, whatever works for you.
     
  21. safeguy

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    Sorry, I should have made myself clear. What I meant was I'm running Win10 on default settings (Win Defender is On) without tweaking/hardening anything built-in or adding 3rd-party security tools. I wanted to try see what it feels like being normal. So far, managed to survive just fine.
     
  22. Bertazzone

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    You are by no means alone, my friend. There are many users not infected with security forum paranoia who get by with WD. :cool:
     
  23. Osaban

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    I'm also planning to run Win 10 on default settings once my AVs licenses expire. Windows Defender is good enough nowadays, and having a reliable backup program which allows me to restore within five minutes, it is all I need for my peace of mind.

    Windows 10 is not what XP was back in the day, Chrome, Brave, and now the new Edge are browsers designed with security in mind. As much as there is very sophisticated malware around, by and large it is not easy to infect an updated Windows 10 machine... Large companies, and government institutions are more vulnerable because they run large networks, they often get dedicated attacks with some employees clicking on anything...
     
  24. digmor crusher

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    New setup here:
    Windows Defender with Configure Defender
    Voodoo Shield

    Light and effective.
     
  25. LoneWolf

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    Windows 10 / 64bit

    Bitdefender Premium Security
    AppGuard Solo
    ShadowDefender
    Raxio Instant Rescue
     
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