What is your security setup these days?

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

  1. plat1098

    plat1098 Registered Member

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    No intention to be preumptuous at all, but I believe it's the same software (part of Hard_Configurator) that I also use and it's in my signature for some time now. Hard_Configurator is a user interface with various rules pre-sets. In the case of Firewall Hardening, it applies oubound block rules for various binaries that can potentially be overtaken by malware. If H_C is removed, the rules are likewise removed.

    Here's a snip of my Windows firewall showing just some of the rules. There are many others not shown. I've had no problems overall with this wonderful free program.

    hcfwh.PNG

    The developer has his own website--Hard_Configurator if you want to search for it, @Tyrizian
     
  2. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    @Tyrizian i second this.
     
  3. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Thank you so much for the information and quick reply, I greatly appreciate it.
     
  4. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Sphinx Firewall
    AppGuard Solo
    ShadowDefender
    Raxco InstantRecovery
     
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  5. Quassar

    Quassar Registered Member

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    Location:
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    OS: Windows 10 1909
    Hardering:
    PowerShell script, CMD, java - all disabled
    Deny elevation of unsigned executables.
    Windows Features removed: Internet Explorer, XPS; SMB, Legacy Features, Media Features, etc...
    Ask password for Admin Account
    Enable Secure Sign in screen
    http://hardenwindows10forsecurity.com/

    Account Type: Local Account/Admin
    UAC: Maximum
    SmartScreen: Enabled
    VPN: Proton / NordVPN
    Anti-Exe: ------
    HIPS: SpyShelterFW
    HIDS: ------
    AntiRansom: ------
    Firewall: SpyShelterFW + NetLimiter
    Keystroke Encryption: SpyShelterFW
    SRP: Sandboxie (in advanced cfg), SpyShelterFW
    Password Manager: Keepass 2.x
    AV: ------
    On Demand:
    Avira Rescue (on pendrive), Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro
    Virtualization: VMware Workstation, Shadow Defender
    Sandbox: Sandboxie
    Encryption: VeraCrypt
    Browser: Vivaldi, Tor Browser
    Blocker: Adguard
    Backup: Macrium Reflect

    Tools:
    Sysinternals Suite, SysTracer, DiskPulse.(sniff changes in files/process/services)
    WireShark, Net Limiter (sniff and control bandwtich network)
    Process-Lasso + Park Control (priority process + allocate games/programs in specific cores for improve work)
    ThisIsMyFile (unlock and delete protected files)
    HostMan(MVPS HOSTS) + HostsServer (next black filter for sites & monitor)

    ==== Changes =====

    Droped totaly AV - SecureAplus
    Migrated backup solution from Paragon to Macrium Reflect
    Swaped on-demand scanners from Zemana to hitman pro
     
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  6. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    W.10 Home 20H2 x64 (PC my Daughter)
    S.U.A.
    UAC Maximum - always notify
    Web Search DDG
    1° Quad9 DNS 2°CleanBrowsing DNS
    Microsoft Defender runs in a sandbox - AppContainer
    MS Defender Firewall - rules hardened with H.C.
    MS Defender - All protections enabled - Ransomware protection disabled.
    Some softwares hardened with custom Anti-Exploit Settings.
    Hard Configurator - Some custom rules enabled

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

    Chrome://Flags

    • Block scripts loaded via document.write
    • Parallel downloading
    • Enable lazy frame loading
    • Treat risky downloads over insecure connections as active mixed content
    • Strict-Origin-Isolation
    • Heavy Ad Intervention

    Extensions:

    • uBlock Origin - Easy Mode
    • Decentraleyes
    • WebRTC Protect
    • Canvas Blocker - Fingerprint Protect
    • FontFingerprint Defender
     
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  7. solitarios

    solitarios Registered Member

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    What is this? A web hosts file? Where can I find it?
     
  8. Quassar

    Quassar Registered Member

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    Basicaly no need it anymore bc i have other solution i just holding it bc dont use much system recource, i just use it rare time as backup for audit connection log
    Software just writing me log connection blocked via hosts file

    https://rlfoundry.github.io/abelhadigital/hostsserver/
    Rules hosts i use this one https://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
    and you can make autoupdate hosts via this app http://www.abelhadigital.com/hostsman/

    Technicaly you can stay just with uBlock due can also use this filter with other ad blocking filets.
    But i wanted solution which wil tell me if other apps has been blocked due of using blacklist filters too not only browser.. for ex: Games launcher which trying inject other **** etc.
     
  9. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Windows Firewall Control
    AppGuard Solo
    ShadowDefender
    Raxco InstantRecovery
     
  10. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    My current setup:

    OS: Windows 10 20H2

    Backup: Macrium Reflect with Macrium Image Guardian
    Updates: SUMo and built-in updates
    Anti-Malware: ESET Internet Security
    Content blocker: uBlock Origin
    On demand scanner: HitmanPro
     
  11. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    Switched from PIA to Mullvad. Pleased so far. PIA subscription ran out and their VPN no longer runs on W7.
     
  12. FANTAZIUS_MALLARE

    FANTAZIUS_MALLARE Registered Member

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    I also; have used both of them for some time. Have just started using BlackFog as well.
     
  13. FANTAZIUS_MALLARE

    FANTAZIUS_MALLARE Registered Member

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    I too use Mullvad. First heard about it on this forum. Have been using it for a couple of years now.
     
  14. Infected

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    W10 1904
    Defender off, UAC off
    Hard Configurator
    Chrome with UB
    Private Tunnel VPN
    Windows System Image on separate HD.
     
  15. PoetWarrior

    PoetWarrior Registered Member

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    1. Windows 10 Pro (GP used for security/privacy) latest updates.
    2. Windows Defender (On)
    3. Running from Admin acct with UAC on full
    4. Windows firewall
    5. Express VPN
    6. Secure boot (On)
    7. Macrium Reflect used for up-to-date images.
    8. Reset install of Win 10 Pro every 6-8 month
    9. Don't use "the cloud" for storage.
     
  16. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    OS: Windows 20H2

    Backup: Macrium Reflect
    Updates: SUMo
    AM: Emsisoft Anti-Malware
    Content blocker: uBlock Origin
    On demand scanners: HitmanPro, Norton Power Eraser
     
  17. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    W.10 Home 20H2 x64 (PC my Daughter)
    S.U.A.
    UAC Maximum - always notify
    Web Search D.D.G.

    • Quad9 DNS
    • ControlD with DoH - Block Malware + Ads (Only Edge-Chromium)
    Microsoft Defender runs in a sandbox - AppContainer
    MS Defender Firewall - rules hardened with H.C.
    MS Defender - All protections enabled - Ransomware protection disabled.
    Some softwares hardened with custom Anti-Exploit Settings.
    Hard Configurator - Some custom rules enabled

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

    Chrome://Flags

    • Block scripts loaded via document.write
    • Omnibox - Use HTTPS as the default protocol for navigations
    • Parallel downloading
    • Enable lazy frame loading
    • Strict-Origin-Isolation
    • Heavy Ad Intervention

    Extensions:

    • uBlock Origin - Easy Mode
    • Decentraleyes
    • WebRTC Protect
    • Canvas Blocker - Fingerprint Protect
    • FontFingerprint Defender
     
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  18. moredhelfinland

    moredhelfinland Registered Member

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    @Sampei Nihira
    Lazy loading is not good, in some situations. It causes a lot of traffic/cpu time.
    What i do is to pre-cache web pages i usually visit and with McAfee web booster, which stops most of the "auto-play" videos is very good.
    And Empoli is my fav Italian team!
    -sepik
     
  19. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    :thumb:
    Thanks for the advice, I'll try to disable it.
    I use this pc very rarely.
     
  20. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Sphinx Firewall
    AppGuard Solo
    DeepFreeze
    Raxco InstantRecovery
     
  21. tipo

    tipo Registered Member

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    F-secure Safe
    Glasswire
     
  22. Yanick

    Yanick Registered Member

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    SUA
    WFC by binisoft
    Windows Defender
    ConfigureDefender High setting
    Windows Defender Application Guard extension for browsers
    Glasswire (for monitoring only)
    WinPatrol Free
    SRP
    HitmanPro.Alert
    TinyWatcher
    UAC at max
    Daily incremental image to truenas
     
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  23. solitarios

    solitarios Registered Member

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    Secure Folders
    OSArmor + custom rules
    Custom WIndows 10 anti-exploit settings
     
  24. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    SASPro webroot and hitmanpro alert
     
  25. gery

    gery Registered Member

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    webroot and sas 2 antiviruses ?
     
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