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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    Xubuntu 21.10 (PC my daughter)
    Strong password enabled
    Quad9 DNS
    UFW Firewall - enabled

    Mozilla Firefox (latest version)

    • Changed the settings in about:config for best privacy and security.
    • Fission - enabled
    • HTTPS-only-mode enabled
    • DuckDuckGo set as search engine and homepage.
    Extensions:
    • UBO - Hard Mode - with TLD by Kees1958
    • LocalCDN
    • Speed Dial [FVD]
    • Video Downloader - CocoCut
     
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  2. JasonUK

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    Trying Defender again after finally giving up on Malwarebytes Premium which I'd used as an extra layer for years.

    - Windows Defender hardened with ConfigureDefender 'High', Firewall Hardening & Simple Windows Hardening *
    - WiseVector StopX (Free version as I had issues with v3.01 Beta previously)
    - VoodooShield (Free) *
    (I haven't used WVSX & VS for a while but they're proving to be a bit lighter on alerts than I remember.)

    Also:
    - AdGuard for Windows (using Quad9 DNS-over-Https) (Paid Licence)
    - Macrium Reflect v8 (Paid Licence)
    - KeePassXC & LastPass Password Managers

    On Demand Tools also available:
    Avast Free, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, Malwarebytes Premium & AdwCleaner

    * Once DefenderUI Pro covers the Firewall Hardening angle I'll replace CD / FH / SWH & VS for DefenderUI Pro
     
  3. EASTER

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    I like that security setup. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. LoneWolf

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    Each of the 5 snapshots with Raxco IR take about 45 to 46 GB on my laptop.
    I never really looked for anything else, Instant Recovery just works.
    Never tried Ashampoo.
     
  5. Bertazzone

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    O-v-e-r-k-i-l-l ! :D
     
  6. JasonUK

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    Probably :) ... but it is working smoothly with very few alerts from VS (almost all alerts are for CMD line actions when Peazip deletes a temp directory after extracting an archive) and only 1 FP from WVSX.
     
  7. Feandur

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    @Sampei Nihira: Thank you for your reference to quad9.
    I was curious and went to their website. https://www.quad9.net/

    Very impressed.

    I have now changed the option in Firefox "DNS over HTTPS" from Cloudflare as the provider to custom (https://dns.quad9.net/dns-query)
    Here in Australia it seems marginally quicker.

    I learnt a new thing. Thank you.

    cheers and best wishes,
    feandur
     
  8. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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  9. Moose World

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    Saluations/Greetings,

    @LoneWolf

    "Each of the 5 snapshots with Raxco IR take about 45 to 46 GB on my laptop.
    I never really looked for anything else, Instant Recovery just works.
    Never tried Ashampoo."

    Many thank you for the info, and always being truthful......
    And to the point....
     
  10. lunarlander

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    Windows hardening from https://hardenwindows11forsecurity.com
    Hitmanpro Alert to warn me of / stop exploits
    VoodooShield to stop foreign executables
    OSArmor to stop living off the land attacks
    Windows Firewall Control to keep MS from messing with my firewall rules
    WIndows Defender Application Guard when using Edge
    Sandboxie when using Chrome when I use my Yubikey
    Google Advanced Protection Program
     
  11. Minimalist

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    OS: Windows 10 21H2 x64

    Backup: Macrium Reflect Home
    Updates: SUMo, Windows Update
    Real-time AM: ESET Internet Security
    Content blocker: uBlock Origin
    On-demand scanners: HitmanPro, Norton Power Eraser
    Privacy: Mullvad VPN
     
  12. JasonUK

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    Tweaked again now that VoodooShield has its new contextual engine and I decided WiseVector StopX wasn't adding much to the mix:

    - Windows Defender hardened with DefenderUI (Free) & Firewall Hardening
    - New Beta version of VoodooShield (Free)

    Also:
    - AdGuard for Windows (using Quad9 DNS-over-Https) (Paid Licence)
    - Macrium Reflect v8 (Paid Licence)
    - KeePassXC & LastPass Password Managers

    On Demand Tools also available:
    Avast Free, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, Malwarebytes Premium & AdwCleaner
     
  13. Sampei Nihira

    Sampei Nihira Registered Member

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    W.10 Home x64 21H1
    Local Account - Standard user - Limited permissions
    UAC maximum - Always notify
    Quad9 DNS
    Onedrive,Cortana,Advertising ID,Web Search - disabled
    Usage of location data for Cortana disabled
    Telemetry OFF
    Removed some Windows optional features.

    Microsoft Defender Firewall hardened with H_C.
    Microsoft Defender hardened with Configure Defender (Customized level)

    • Ransomware protection - disabled
    • No run in a sandbox
    • Core Isolation: Memory integrity - disabled
    • Some softwares hardened with maximum AE protection
    • All Windows Exploit Protection options - enabled
    MS Edge --disable-webgl

    Enabled Security Mitigations - Strict
    Detection Protection - Strict


    Edge://flags:

    • Block scripts loaded via document.write
    • Automatic HTTPS
    • Experimental Tracking Prevention Features
    • Strict-Origin-Isolation
    • Strict Extension Isolation
    • Super Duper Secure Mode
    • Enable Digital Signature for PDF
    Extensions:

    MS Store - Decentraleyes
    Chrome Store - UBO - Hard Mode
     
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  14. Melionix

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    Why not LocalCDN?
     
  15. imdb

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  16. wat0114

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    Why I removed it:

    https://malwaretips.com/threads/wat0114-security-config-2021.108640/page-6#post-963376
     
  17. Melionix

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    Ah I see. Thanks!
     
  18. Sampei Nihira

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    oldschool is wrong to write that Decentraleyes is useless.
    I bought my pc a few months ago and the locally injected resources are already 1657.
    But assuming it has limited (not absent) privacy functionality, the other big benefit is that it saves me bandwidth.
    Last update is September 2021.
     
  19. wat0114

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    I didn't see where he stated that, at least on the page I linked to. He did say it "provides even less benefit" than LocalCDN.
     
  20. gery

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    G-Data Total ,
     
  21. wat0114

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    Windows 11, 21H2 (OS Build 22000.31)
    • Full system drive Bitlocker-encrypted
    • Hard_Configurator latest Beta set to High w/Firewall hardening enabled
    • OSArmor v1.6.4, Advanced Protection
    • Quad9 DNS
    • Firefox v94.x, customized about:config hardening & ublockO extension using Hard mode
    • Windows Defender App & browser control settings enabled
    • Routine backups w/Image for Windows
     
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  22. imdb

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    could you post your modified prefs list?
     
  23. wat0114

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  24. imdb

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    i see. thanks.
    fyi, you can view your modified prefs in about:support.
     
  25. wat0114

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    I had a look but it shows far more prefs than what I know I changed under about:config. Even if I enable "show only modified preferences", the list shows far more than what I modified :doubt:
     
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