CAUTION Akschith Bhagavatula's Security Configuration

Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by Cloud9, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Cloud9

    Cloud9 Level 1

    Apr 22, 2015
    South Carolina
    Windows 10
    Most recent changes:
    14/ 8/2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    OS Build:
    Latest Build
    OS Architecture:
    User Access Control:
    Windows Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Kaspersky Free
    On-demand Scanners:
    Zemana Anti Malware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Security Product Settings:
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Browser is Google Chrome . Also use Firefox. On google chrome 1)Adguard Adblocker 2) Ghostery 3) Click & Clean 4) Awesome Screenshot 5) AppJump App Manager 6) Fast page scroll 7) Extensity 8) Similar Web On Mozilla firefox : 1) Awesome Screenshot 2) Ublock origin 3) Ghostery
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Password Manager:
    Browser Password Manager
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    Adguard Adblocker , Ghostery
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    Device Manager, Task Manager, performance monitor and Task Scheduler
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Weekly Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    OneDrive, Google Drive , Seagate external Hard Drive and Rollback Rx home
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Automatic / Scheduled Backups
    Hello Everyone!! This is my current Security Configuration. I use free software for my security . I don't know if this is a good or bad decision. I would like to hear your opinion on this. Also i am very open to any suggestions you guys have for me. If you find any weak points in my security config, please let me know. I will be sure to fix them! I do have experience with computers but i am certainly not a pro especially when it comes to security. so i really appreciate the input. Thanks in advance !! :D
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  2. Xahl

    Xahl Level 1

    Aug 5, 2017
    Security Enthusiast
    United States
    Windows 10
    #2 Xahl, Aug 13, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2017
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  3. gery79

    gery79 Level 4

    Jun 21, 2011
    just add zemana free
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  4. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 18
    Content Creator AV Tester

    Jun 24, 2016
    Windows 10
    Thanks for sharing your configuration! I'd just set UAC to maximum.

    Strong config, nice.
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  5. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 17

    Jan 16, 2017
    Outer space
    Windows 8.1
    Nice config! Thanks for sharing. I'd suggest to add Zemana and/or Emsisoft Emergency kit as on demand scanners.
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  6. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28

    Apr 12, 2015
    SecureMyBit Developer
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  7. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    Consider some type of system backup solution such as Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper both of which have good free versions.
    Consider a password manager other than the browser password manager.
    I edited your config:
    1. Removed Malwarebytes Antimalware Free from real time protection as the free version has none
    2. Removed AVAST Free from on demand as your real time protection is not an on demand scanner
    Consider adding an additional on demand scanner(s).

    Apart from the lack of a system backup you have a secure Windows 10 config.
    Thanks for sharing it with us :)
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  8. helendai

    helendai New Member

    May 18, 2017
    Mountain View, California, United States
    Windows 10
    Yes, i have been using aomei backupper for years and it is great! Its free standard version can also replace google backup and sync to backup files to clouds.
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  9. JHomes

    JHomes Level 7

    Jul 7, 2016
    Windows 10
    As has been mentioned, consider a backup solution.

    Recommend two pronged data backup (Rollback Rx) and system backup (Macrium Reflect) both are free so this shouldn't cost you anything to implement aside from the storage media for the system backup.
  10. Cloud9

    Cloud9 Level 1

    Apr 22, 2015
    South Carolina
    Windows 10
    Just added the emsisoft emergency kit as per your suggestion @Deletedmessiah . thank you for your input. As for my data backup software i now use Rollback rx home version. thanks for letting me know of rollback rx @JHomes . As for a system backup system , i have never used one before. can anyone elaborate more on what exactly a system backup does ? Thanks for the info in advance. :)
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  11. JHomes

    JHomes Level 7

    Jul 7, 2016
    Windows 10
    You're welcome. Rollback has saved my bacon plenty of times.

    Data Backups are great for backing up your OS and it's data, but it's not backing up your actual system. So if you had a hardware failiure, typically a data backup will no recover from it, but because it doesnt have to, that means it's a lot faster. With Rollback as an example, it takes seconds to reload the OS after an issue.

    System backup is more traditional disk imaging, it backs up your entire system so if you have say a hardware failiure, or anything that Rollback can't recover from, then you just restore from that instead.

    With both, you're essentially 100% protected, and depending on how you configure your backups, you can keep data loss to an extremely cool minimum!

    EDIT: Forgot that Horizon DataSys (developers of Rollback) have their own System backup tool, since you're using Rollback, you might as well get it for full compatibility: Drive Cloner Rx | PC Time Machine Windows System Restore Software
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  12. daljeet

    daljeet Level 6

    Jun 14, 2017
    Linux Ubuntu
    #12 daljeet, Sep 8, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2017
    Using browser password manager is not recommended from my side. And i suggest you a firewall.

    Thanks for sharing :)
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  13. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 20

    May 7, 2016
    Windows 10
    All covered and secure.Backup section is good.Only add CCleaner.
    Thanks for sharing.:)
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