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Huracan's VAIO Config

Discussion in 'Security Configuration Wizard' started by Huracan, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    Operating System:
    Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1
    Architecture:
    32-bit (x86)
    Current level of computer security knowledge and awareness:
    Advanced
    Last known malware infection on this computer:
    Never
    Number of users for this computer:
    • I'm the only one who is using this machine (Private)
    Real-Time Protection:
    Windows Defender, SmartScreen & Firewall, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (beta), SpyShelter Personal
    Default Web Browser:
    Internet Explorer 11
    April 2014: Windows 8.1 Pro - Clean installation on the 9th.
    Local user account

    Password-protected
    No Homegroup
    No File Sharing
    No Microsoft account associations
    EMET 4.1
    Windows Store
    Camera
    Internet Explorer
    Music
    Photos
    Reader
    SkyDrive
    Video
    Weather
    Windows Defender
    Real-time protection
    Scan archive files
    Scan removal drives
    Remove quarantine files after 1 month
    No automatic submission
    No MAPS
    Windows SmartScreen
    Require administrator approval
    User Access Control
    Always notify
    Windows Firewall
    Block all connection for non-allowed apps
    Privacy
    Turn on SmartScreen Filter that Windows Store apps use
    Turned off Location
    Turned off Webcam
    Turned off Microphone
    Turned off Bluetooth
    AutoPlay
    Turned off AutoPlay (Take no action)
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2014
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    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    Update 1 borked the OS.
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    > U may add Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit!
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    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    You didn't explain, is there malware on my system that I don't know about?

    I can't even load or use the recovery options on the DVD. Having to reinstall from scratch. POC update screw up.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
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    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    Windows 8.1 Pro is back up and running, lucky I keep my OS and Data on separate partitions. Still annoyed though. :mad:
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    How is your wireless connection, now that you are back up and running? Slow, medium and fast?
  7. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    Wireless connection is good. Going to apply a few updates as I speak.
    • Definitions for Windows Defender (33MB)
    • Cumulative Security Updates for ActiveX Killbits
    • Cumulative Security Updates for Internet Explorer 11
    • Security Updates for Adobe Flash Player
    • Malicious Software Removal Tool (April 2014)
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    BoraMurdar Giveaway and Hot Deals Expert Staff Member

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    What happened?
  9. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    My luck expired.
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    BoraMurdar Giveaway and Hot Deals Expert Staff Member

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    There's no protection or prevention for that ^^
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    Glad to hear that things are going back to normal, so to speak!
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  12. Huracan

    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    Accidentally installed the wrong Windows 8.1, it turned out to be 32-bit, so 2.3GB usable of 3GB. Idling at 700MB usage.

    Should I re-install to an 64-bit OS?
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    Darn,:mad: I hate when that happens...:rolleyes:

    Re-installing the OS to 64-bit sounds like a logical move.
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    BoraMurdar Giveaway and Hot Deals Expert Staff Member

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    Yep, you should
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    Huracan Administrator Staff Member

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    I was thinking that, but was also considering of using this laptop for storing current data files, instead of browsing the internet. Basically, it's nearing retirement. :( Some of the characters on the keyboard don't work either.
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    And or a back up, should you ever need. I would reinstall 64 bit, take full advantage of the hardware. You always have an option of external Keyboard as well if need be... Might as well suck the life out of that thing, you know you paid enough for it.
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    I agree with illumination's idea (..he thinks quicker than I can type, lol!:D). One of our lap tops, before it became unable to regain consciousness,:( was a Dell Inspiron *looks over shoulder to the corner by the door*:mad: that had XP; and was considerably faster than our HP desktop. All it's keys didn't work either, so I hooked up a wireless keyboard, plugged it into our HP's monitor, & it morphed into :eek:a "Lap top/Desk top computer. As Dr. Frankestein once said: "It's Alive..!!!":D If you can get it running again,o_O it's nice to know you have it even if you don't need it. It's kind of like our eldest car:cool: we're giving to our eldest son!:p
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    Have salvaged one or two that way myself back in the day ;) You know, i hear those old XP's make for some interesting LINUX experiments :D
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    SpyShelter Personal 9.0 with Auto-block suspicious behaviour (for testing & understanding purposes)

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