What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    System backup: Macrium Reflect 7.2.4884
    Updates: SUMo 5.10.17.456, HP Support Assistant 9.6.598.0, Windows update
    Antimalware: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2020.5.0.10149
    Content blocker: uBlock Origin 1.27.6 in Firefox 76.0.1
    VPN: Mullvad (OpenVPN 11.15.0.0 and Wireguard 0.1.0)
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    Malware scanners: Eset Online Scanner 3.3.4.0, Avira PC-Cleaner 13.6.0.2012
    Passwords: KeePass 2.45
    Encryption: VeraCrypt 1.24.15
    Testing: VirtualBox 6.1.8.37981
    Other tools: CCleaner 5.66.7716, Autoruns 13.96, Process Explorer 16.32, Recuva 1.53.1087
     
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  2. Osaban

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

    OS: Windows 10 home (64 bit) version 2004 build 1904.264 + UAC Max + Windows defender SmartScreen set to 'warn', User account: administrator.

    DNS: Quad9, Remote assistance disabled.

    Firewall: Windows Firewall

    AV: Windows Defender (with 'controlled folder access' on) default settings

    Browser: Google Chrome v. 83.0.4103.61 + uBlock Origin

    Virtualizer: Shadow Defender version 1.4.0.680 (default configuration) Always on. RAM used as Write Cache: 4 GB

    Backup: Macrium Reflect home edition (64 bit) version 7.2.4942 [UEFI], (highly recommended). Daily incremental backups.

    Macrium Image Guardian: on

    Important data:
    kept outside on unplugged USB hard drives
     
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  3. LoneWolf

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    Sphinx Firewall Plus
    AppGuard Solo v6
    ShadowDefender
    Raxco InstantRescue
     
  4. imuade

    imuade Registered Member

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    Operating system
    Win10 Home 64bit ( version 2004 build 19041.264 )

    Realtime protection

    CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
    Panda Dome Free

    On demand

    AdwCleaner, HitmanPro

    Others

    NoVirusThanks SysHardener
    Hard_Configurator

    Privacy

    Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10

    Browser

    Chromium-Edge with the following extensions:
    • Blocksi Web Filter
    • Dark New Tab
    • Join windows
    • uBlock origin
    • WebRTC Control
    • WebRTC Protect
     
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  5. old school

    old school Registered Member

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    Windows 10 x64
    Windows Defender with Hard Configurator and Configure Defender and Firewall Hardening.
    Macrium Reflect
     
  6. Buddel

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    I'm currently using KIS 2020 (tweaked for maximum protection). I'm toying with the idea of adding Hard_Configurator by Andy Ful to my security setup, but I'm not sure whether this setup would be "overkill".
     
  7. arsenaloyal

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    I am using KIS 2020 with Hard configurator in one of my sytems, no problems so far. I have also enabled KIS trusted application mode.
     
  8. Buddel

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    Thanks for your reply, @arsenaloyal :thumb: I will give H_C a try.

    Later edit: I uninstalled H_C. I find the UI too confusing for an intermediate/semi-advanced user.
     
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  9. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    I hear ya my friend, same as my setup except I use Aomei. To me its a no-brainer, free, A++ protection, no system impact and using OS settings. Add UBO or MBG to your browser, you have browser protection, sytem protection and back-up protection, not sure why everyone is not using this.
     
  10. paulderdash

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    Yes, it's all you need.

    I have had ongoing intermittent scheduled AOMEI Buckupper Pro crashes, so stick with MR (paid also)
    @Buddel Keep an eye open for Andy Ful's upcoming simplified H_C UIs - the envisaged CUP (Casual User Protection), and tentatively named SSS (Simple Stupid Security!).
    Andy is also very responsive to questions - on the other forum.

    But personally I wouldn't use it alongside a suite like KIS 2020.
     
  11. Solarlynx

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    I removed Hard Configurator - it started to block app launches via shortcuts. And is somewhat excessive to CF.
    Then I changed Avast free to Kaspersky free, as Avast's shields are a bit excessive to CF. As for Kasperksy, I tried their Midori Kuma, but I'm not happy to see a military bear in the tray icon, standard icon goes better with dark mode. So the final rig is now that:

    Win-10, Macrium, SUA

    Comodo Firewall
    - FW: Custom
    - Auto Containment: block all Unrecognized
    - HIPS: Safe, all boxes in Monitoring Settings are checked
    - VirusCope: off
    - Website Filtering: off

    Kaspersky Cloud Free - almost in default settings, my PC is a bit lagging now - just found out it's making a rootkit scan, not bad for my prone to freezes 4GB RAM laptop.

    This setup doesn't have overlapping functionality among apps, but anyway I can't use CF in full. My PC lags when I use Comodo's virtualisation. Maybe I'll find some simplistic FW with notifications about outgoing connections attempts, then I'll change CF and Kaspersky for Avast or Panda or some other apps with shields. I wish to have a rig without overlapping and using all features of its components.
     
  12. Buddel

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    I also read about CUP/SSS or whatever it will eventually be called. Andy Ful posted a couple of screenshots which look very promising. The UI is more logically structured and should therefore be suitable even for less advanced users.

    KIS 2020 is very strong indeed, but some kind of Windows hardening doesn't hurt, I think. Anyway, I'm now eagerly waiting for the first Beta release of Andy's simplified H_C app.:geek:
     
  13. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    DESKTOP & NOTEBOOK

    June 04, 2020 - Updated, Added, Removed

    Network
    • Netgear Orbi AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System (3-pack)
    • Netgear Armor (Bitdefender) - Enabled
    • WiFi WPA2-PSK AES Encryption - Enabled
    • SPI & NAT Firewalls Built-In
    • Cloudflare DNS Configured (1.1.1.1)
    Computers
    • LOCAL ACCOUNTS - Administrator Password Protected
    • WINDOWS INSIDER PROGRAM - Slow Ring Enabled
    • DESKTOP (Custom Built Desktop) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 2004 Built 19041.264
    • NOTEBOOK (Samsung Note Flash) - Windows 10 Pro x64 Ver. 2004 Built 19041.264
    Built-In Security
    • USER ACCOUNT CONTROL: HIGHEST SETTING
    • WINDOWS DEFENDER SECURITY CENTER: ALL ENABLED
    • WINDOWS FIREWALL: ENABLED
    • WINDOWS RANSOMWARE PROTECTION: ENABLED
    • WINDOWS CORE ISOLATION: ENABLED
    Resident
    • Malwarebytes WFC v6.1.0.0 - Medium Filtering, Display Notifications: Outbound
    • NVT OSAmor 1.4.3 - Default + Custom Advanced Settings
    • PIA VPN Client v 2.0.2 build 04704 (Paid) - Selective Apps Use VPN
    • Adguard Premium 7.4.2 (Paid) - Custom Settings + Additional Filters Enabled
    On-Demand
    • Windows Sandbox - Virtual Workplace
    • Windows Hyper-V Manager¹ for Virtual Machine - Software Testing
    • VMware Workstation Pro 15.5.2 build-15785246¹ (Paid) - All Sensitive Browsing
    • Reflect Home Edition 7.2.4808 (Paid) - Backup Template: Incremental Forever
    • Emergency Toolkit 2020.4.0.10065
    Browsers, Immunization, Tweaks
    • Chromium Edge v83.0.478.44 (Official build) (64-bit) (Lastpass & HTTPS Everywhere)
    • Homepage and Search Providers set to Bing (Chromium Edge)
    • ConfigureDefender 3.0.0.1 - Defender MAX Settings
    • Additional Group Policy Defender Settings - Manually Applied
    • Windows and User Temp Folders set to RAMDisk - Cleared on Reboot
    • Documents on External Drives - BitLocker Enabled
    ¹Only Applied on Desktop
     
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  14. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    Sandboxie, and some other stuff.
     
  15. Tunerz

    Tunerz Registered Member

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    WFC, Sandboxie, ShadowDefender, KeePass.
     
  16. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Win7 minimalist but still trucking on...

    SecureAPlus, PCtools FW, OSArmor (Oops! Not Online Armor or Online Armour but OSArmor).
     
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  17. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Online Armour??
     
  18. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    My security setup for Win10, 7 and XP is as noted in signature (nothing more really needed).
     
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  19. pvsurfer

    pvsurfer Registered Member

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    @bellgamin may have meant NVT's OSArmor, but he will probably soon clarify that (it's still early in paradise).
     
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  20. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I fixed it.
     
  21. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

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    But I have a similar question regarding PC Tools Firewall ... PC Tools was acquired by Symantec, and the firewall formed part of the Internet Security product, retired in May 2013?

    Wouldn't there be another choice today, even for Win7?
     
  22. Buddel

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    Does anybody know when CUP/SSS will be released?
     
  23. Bertazzone

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    Tenatively in June, but maybe July due to work on H_C.
     
  24. Buddel

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  25. gery

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    pctools is still alive ?
     
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