What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. brainrb1

    brainrb1 Registered Member

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    Windows 10 Pro/64 (20H2)

    Windows Defender, Windows Firewall advanced settings and BitLocker . Windows system backup.

    Microsoft Edge with some Edge://flags settings and UblockO Medium Mode , ClearURLs , Bitwarden addons .Using two profiles ...Safe for Banking and another profile for everyday browsing .

    Medium mode with some extra filters along with default filters except Malicious URL Blocklist since Windows SmartScreen does a good job.

    1) Hostfiles.frogeye firstparty 2)Extremely Condensed Adblocking List 3) UblockO Annoyance are added .

    Firefox (mostly for social media) with about:config settings, UblockO , Containers , ClearURLs and Bitwarden .

    Malwarebytes Pro. on demand , Autoruns , cleanmgr+, Disk Cleanup ,Keepass (Important Stuff) , Bitwarden for some regular website visits , Everything search
     
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  2. pintas

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    Wow. Your setup is very similar to my current setup.
     
  3. brainrb1

    brainrb1 Registered Member

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    Simple and it works great . No need to make it complicated :)
     
  4. pintas

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    Welcome back. I wish you a fast recovery. Very good to see you back on the forum as well :)
     
  5. 1chaoticadult

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    Good to see you back. :) My security setup is pretty much the same a few minor changes here and there. Setup in my sig.
     
  6. Sampei Nihira

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    W.10 Home 2004 x64 (PC my Daughter)
    S.U.A.
    UAC Always Notify
    Web Search DDG
    1° Quad9 DNS 2°CleanBrowsing DNS
    MS Defender Firewall - rules hardened with H.C.
    MS Defender - All protections enabled - Ransomware protection disabled.
    Hard Configurator - Some custom rules enabled

    Chrome x64 --cipher-suite-blacklist=0x002F,0x0035,0x000A,0x009C,0xC014,0x009D,0xC013

    Chrome://Flags

    • Extension Content Verification - Enforce Strict
    • Reduce default 'referer' header granularity
    • Block scripts loaded via document.write
    • Prefetch request properties are updated to be privacy-preserving
    • Parallel downloading
    • Enable lazy frame loading
    • Treat risky downloads over insecure connections as active mixed content
    • Strict-Origin-Isolation
    • Privacy Settings Redesign
    • Secure DNS lookups
    uBlockOrigin
    Decentraleyes
    Classic Cache Killer
    WebRTC Protect
    (AudioContext - Canvas - Font - WebGL) Fingerprint Defender - Hide Desktop Notifications
     
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  7. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    OS: Windows 10 19041.508
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    System backup: Macrium Reflect 7.2.5107
    Updates: SUMo 5.11.4.463, Windows update, HP Support Assistant
    Antimalware: Kaspersky Internet Security 21.1.15.500 (b)
    Content blocker: uBlock Origin 1.30.0 in Firefox 81.0.1
    VPN: Mullvad (OpenVPN 11.15.0.0 and Wireguard 0.1.1.0)
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    Malware scanners: Emsisoft Emergency Kit 2020.5.0.10152, Avira PC-Cleaner 13.6.0.2012, ESET Online Scanner 3.4.2.0
    Passwords: KeePass 2.46
    Encryption: VeraCrypt 1.24.23
    Testing: VirtualBox 6.1.14.40239
    Other tools: CCleaner 5.72.7994, Autoruns 13.98, Process Explorer 16.32, Recuva 1.53.1087
     
  8. plat1098

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    Defender (CFA, PUA det. and Tamper Protection enabld) with H_C Firewall Hardening.

    I use chromium Edge and Opera with Trace, uBlock Origin with several imports and Privacy Badger (which I'm waffling on whether to remove or not.

    I'm unsure about Sandboxie's future though it's still on my system, just not active right now. :(

    Once again, NoVirusThanks has popped in and popped out without anything of substance about OSArmor. So, that may or may not end back up on here--hopefully by the end of the year? :rolleyes::)

    I use TreeSize folder identification software and SysInternals RAMMap also. :thumb:
     
  9. Crystal_Lake_Camper

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    Operating system
    Win10 Pro 64bit ( version 2004 - build 19041.508 ) ( hardened with andyful's hardconfigurator recomended settings )

    Firewall
    Windows Defender Firewall ( hardened with andyful's firewallhardening )

    Antivirus

    Windows Defender ( hardened with andyful's configuredefender max settings )

    On demand

    Malwarbytes Antimalware - Emsisoft Rescuekit - Hitman Pro




    Privacy
    O&O ShutUp10 - Windows Debloated with various scripts

    DNS
    Quad 9 DNS - Simple DNScrypt

    Browser

    Microsoft Edge Chromium with various flags enabled for more privacy and security

    extensions :

    Bitdefender Traficlight
    Netcraft
    Https Everywhwere
    CSS Exfil
    Ublock Origin
    Trace
    Internet Download Manager

    Backup:

    Registry Backup
    MBR Backup
    Easeus Todo Backup Home

    Sytem Wide Backup

    Eazyfix
     
  10. ProTruckDriver

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    I've been running Malwarebytes Premium on my Mac a few years now without any flaw. No problems with updates / upgrades on Malwarebytes or upgrades on Mac OS. First started using Malwarebytes Premium running macOS High Sierra 10.13 and now I'm running macOS Catalina 10.15.7. Working nicely. Malwarebytes reports they are ready for macOS Big Sur that will be released in the next few weeks. :)
    • Malwarebytes for Mac Premium
    • Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox / Chrome
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  11. plat1098

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    Wow, Malwarebytes' user interface is one of the better-designed ones I've seen recently. Very uncluttered and nicely organized. The Dark Mode is interesting too. :)
     
  12. Buddel

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    Kaspersky Internet Security v21
    testing: AndyFul's Simple Windows Hardening (SWH) and Run by Smartscreen
     
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  13. digmor crusher

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    Checking out Rollback Rx Pro, so far so good. Seems like it may be a viable option to correct any issues such as BSOD, botched Windows updates, and trying software out. So far I can see no downsides, basically you can roll back your computer to another time, so it seems like it would be a good solution to any issues you may have. Is this a solution for malware, ransomware etc, instead of making backups just roll your computer back?
     
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  15. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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  16. Minimalist

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    OS: Windows 10 2004 x64

    Backup: Macrium Reflect
    Updates: SUMo
    Practising: Safe Computing
    Anti Malware: Kaspersky Internet security
    Content blocker: uBlock Origin

    EDIT: sorted in order of importance.
     
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  17. digmor crusher

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    Trying this combo now, Windows Defender with Configure Defender and Rollback RX. WD will keep 99.8 % of nasties off my computer, if something does get by or I have a bsod, I'll just use Rollback and go back a day, takes 30 seconds, all I need to do is reboot. This combo is so light, so effective and so easy I should have tried it years ago. I think all anyone needs now is Defender and a good backup strategy, no need for 3rd party programs that hook into every nook and cranny and will eventually cause issues.
     
  18. paulderdash

    paulderdash Registered Member

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    Is that the free version digmor?

    Keep us updated on your experiences - I have read enough on Wilders over the years to make me a little wary re it's reliability, but maybe that's due to interaction with other software, and unfounded ...
     
  19. Freki123

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    Remember Rollback RX is NO real backup program (when they haven't changed it from my last use). When you break stuff really good there is no recovery which I learned the hard way years ago. For a fast snapshot rollback its ok but when you want real recovery from "I broke everything" get a real backup program like macrium reflect free.
     
  20. digmor crusher

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    Its the Pro version, you get a 30 day trial. I've heard of the reliability issues as well, so far no problems, will give it a good 30 day test run.
     
  21. digmor crusher

    digmor crusher Registered Member

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    Yah, I do have a backup program, Aomei, tried Macrium twice, both times resulted in a bsod, one of them I had to re-install Windows.
     
  22. Acadia

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    Are you able to have Aomei and Rollback RX on your system at the same time?
    Acadia
     
  23. digmor crusher

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    Yes, but Aoemi isn't a active, I just make a backup or incremental with it a few times a year, I really don't need to make a backup very frequently, maybe 4 times a year is all I do. Very little changes on my computer from month to month other than program updates, occasionally I'll add some pictures or the odd document.

    I'm trying to stick with Microsoft programs as much as possible now, so if W10 has something for example, a defraggler, I won't use a 3rd party program. I think computer works way better this way, so more than likely Rollback will get the boot.
     
  24. Osaban

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    OS: Windows 10 home beta channel, version 20H2 build 19042.608 + UAC Max + SmartScreen set to 'warn', User account: administrator, Remote assistance disabled

    DNS: Cloudflare. Network: Public network

    Firewall: Windows Firewall

    AV: Windows Defender default settings + WiseVector StopX v. 2.67+ Windows Defender Control v. 1.6

    Browser: Google Chrome v. 86.0.4240.111 + uBlock Origin v.1.30.6 + SpywareBlaster v.6

    Virtualizer: Shadow Defender v. 1.5.0.726 always on. RAM used as Write Cache: 3 GB

    Backup: Macrium Reflect home edition v. 7.3.5289. Daily incremental backups.

    Macrium Image Guardian: on
     
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  25. G1111

    G1111 Registered Member

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    Firewall & Anti-Virus:
    Router NAT/SPI (Password Protected)
    Windows Firewall
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2020.10.0.10440 (MVPS Hosts File)

    Blocking/Hardening:
    AppGuard 6.2.9.1113
    HitmanPro.Alert 3.8.6 Build 875
    Quad9 DNS
     
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