SECURE: Basic 2018 pablozi light security setup

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Apr 8, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
Creators Update
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
No - Malware is avoided where possible
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Norton Security Premium
Security Protection settings
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
HitmanPro
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome (latest stable, x64), uBlock Origin, Norton Safe Search, Norton Safe Web, Norton Identity Safe
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin
Password Management
Norton Identity Safe
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
Ccleaner
Personal data Backup
Norton Backup + manual data backup to external HDD
Intervals between Personal data backups
Disk Imaging Backup
built-in Windows tools
Intervals between System Image backups
Occasionally

harlan4096

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#8
@pablozi: ZAM Free and Norton Power Eraser as extra on demand scanners would be interesting :)

Also probably to use one of the already mentioned free image backup solutions, I'm not so much confident about own integrated in Windows 10, but just my humble opinion :)

Apart from that, secure config, thanks for sharing :)
 

pablozi

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#10
Removed: VoodooShield, Heimdal, Winja
Added: Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Bitdefender TrafficLight

I have also posted all tweaks I've made using Group Policy Editor.
 

Evjl's Rain

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why adding BD trafficlight :confused:
it scored almost 0 in all of my malware tests, same for this 2.0 version
it's only effective against phishing, but phishing is not really a problem for users like us. Other extensions like netcraft or avast can do better against phishing
 

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why adding BD trafficlight :confused:
it scored almost 0 in all of my malware tests, same for this 2.0 version
it's only effective against phishing, but phishing is not really a problem for users like us. Other extensions like netcraft or avast can do better against phishing
I installed BDTL only to check what changed since last time I used it.
If it will not add any value to my setup it will be removed straight away ;)
 

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except WD is nowhere near light.
Says the one using G-Data. Fun by the side:

"the terrorizing moment when my VM was almost killed by Win Defender doing its thing while installing new AVs to make snapshots. on an SSD.." (your status)

Antivirus software is not bad when it runs like [edited] in a VM. If Defender crashes your VM, it's up to your computer. Sure. If I run Windows Defender on a potato, it crashes too. If only you and someone else get such a result, I honestly don't know.
 
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Says the one using G-Data. Fun by the side:

"the terrorizing moment when my VM was almost killed by Win Defender doing its thing while installing new AVs to make snapshots. on an SSD.." (your status)

Antivirus software is not bad when it runs like [edited] in a VM. If Defender crashes your VM, it's up to your computer. Sure. If I run Windows Defender on a potato, it crashes too. If only you and someone else get such a result, I honestly don't know.
runnin a VM on 8 cores (out of 16) and 4 GB of RAM from an SSD. having 60% CPU usage and 80% drive usage while running a single exe.
maybe you should stop making assumptions and ask for details. I'm not the only one having the same experience, as you could see from the comment under my status you wished to post to make me look like a fool.
and i'm not going to get into an argument again over pointless things, so this is my last response to you.
 
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Says the one using G-Data. Fun by the side:

"the terrorizing moment when my VM was almost killed by Win Defender doing its thing while installing new AVs to make snapshots. on an SSD.." (your status)

Antivirus software is not bad when it runs like [edited] in a VM. If Defender crashes your VM, it's up to your computer. Sure. If I run Windows Defender on a potato, it crashes too. If only you and someone else get such a result, I honestly don't know.
he was right and that's his opinion. He can express his experience and you can't deny that. I have the exact same experience with WD just like him and so do many other users
I ran WD on my real PC and on a VM. Both were cleanly installed and left running for a few days for stability. It performed terribly. WD caused significant slowdown and extremely high disk usage
I don't have any PC with SSD so any impact I can notice easily
as soon as I install any random different AV and disable WD, the PC stops screaming. That's fact

if you want to disagree, find a different way
 

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@mekelek
4c/8t amd ryzen, 5400rpm hdd(throw away hard disk), without virtualization: no lags and average waiting times you expect from such a hard disk.
I wrote that you and someone else had a problem like that. Where was I wrong?
Just because Windows happens to randomly update or make another error, you blame the Defender. It is perfectly normal that an antivirus does not speed up your PC. But it's not normal for Defender to penetrate your hard drive all the time, and that's the point. Then you make something wrong.
 
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Guys, let's be in peace, also please show disagree in Your comments with kindly words ;)

I have been also getting slow downs with WD usually accessing to folders with many files and/or accessing to external devices in many systems from my costumers, this is an aspect that should be fixed by Microsoft...