Win 8.1 (Home Edition) built in security features?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by zakazak, Jan 18, 2014.

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  1. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

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    I just found out that applocker is only available in windows 8.1 in the enterprise edition. As I use the "Home" edition I am wondering which microsoft windows security features I have/could/should use? My current setup:

    Windows 8.1 Home x64:
    Comodo Internet Security (full)
    MBAM file protection
    EMET
    NortonDNS
    UAC at maximum protection (while using an admin account)

    Thanks
     
  2. DoctorPC

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    Seems like that setup should be more than enough, possibly even overkill unless it's on a perpetual clickers machine. No need to obsess about security in some cases.
     
  3. guest

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    Nothing much. But you're using CIS anyway, so that should be more than sufficient enough.
     
  4. safeguy

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    LUA, ACL, Integrity Levels, IE settings, SmartScreen, Windows Firewall, Windows Imaging, File History, Windows Defender, System Hardening (services, disable remote connections) etc

    P.S. Listed in no particular order
     
  5. zakazak

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    What exactly is ACL ? is there any guide on how to use it / set it up ?

    Same for "integrity levels" ?

    Also: Since I don't have applocker, is there any other way to disable "executing from" in windows? e.g. no executing from download folders, temp folder, etc ?

    Thanks
     
  6. KaptainBug

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    Thank you zakazak. I had the same questions too. Can someone please post some links on using Windows in-built security features like SRP, ACL etc.. I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 Pro and would like to take advantage of these security features.
     
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    @KaptainBug

    I see in your signature that you are using AppGuard. From what I have learned, these adjustments come close to AppGuard's protection, but AppGuard is much less of a hassle to set up. This is not meant to discourage you from anything, it's just in case you are wondering about your own setup.
     
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    @FleischmannTV

    That's nice. Thank you
     
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    @MrBrian,

    NSA guide link redirects to page not found. Can you please update the link if you can find the right page ?
     
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    I posted a new link in the first thread of my last post.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Like the approach using Parental Controls. Good thinking. :thumb:
     
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    See my sig, it has links, alternatively, try SecureAge freemium, it has a beta running, join, fair chance you will be rewarded with a free lisence
     
  16. zakazak

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    Unfortunately half of those features are missing in Win 8.1 home edition :/
     
  17. guest

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    As for SRP, try PGS. I can't confirm if it will work in 8.1 or even 8.0, haven't tested it myself yet. There's also a manual (or semi-manual) registry tweak to enable SRP, but since they changed the registry keys placements, I won't recommend it unless they left that part untouched.
     
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