SECURE Aluno's PC config

Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by Aluno, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Aluno

    Aluno Level 1

    Aug 15, 2016
    Windows 10
    Most recent changes:
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    OS Architecture:
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    SpyShelter Firewall, Arcabit internet Security
    On-demand Scanners:
    Zemana, and scanner jotti from spyshelter to downloaded files
    Security Product Settings:
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Firefox, Ublock origin, https everywhere
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Password Manager:
    Sticky Password Lifetime
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    Ublock origin,
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    RegOrganizer, Office
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Custom Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    AOMEI Backups Free
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    Machine Specs:
    Hello Guys :)

    It's my temporary configuration.
    I thinking about to replace KTS by something else and add SpyShelter Premium or firewall.
    Maybe it will be Arcabit IS becouse it can do backups every modified file.
    I don`t have to do backups of windows 10 becouse every important file for me, photo or license i have stored on my secound machine or onedrive and my emails acounts.

    Regards :)
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  2. n0k0m3

    n0k0m3 Level 1

    May 29, 2017
    Windows 10
    Turn on SmartScreen (this is one of the must)

    Zemana Antilogger is not an on-demand scanner, the Anti-Malware one is

    Add EEK, ZAM, HMP, or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your on-demand scanner list.

    WebRTC and HTTPS extension needed

    Add Macrium Reflect, AOMEI, or Rollback Rx as your backup solution.
  3. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 13

    Jul 6, 2017
    Windows 7
    I encourage you to install a backup program. Macrium Reflect. or AOMEI Backupper in its free versions. and install, HTTPS Everywhere
  4. Aluno

    Aluno Level 1

    Aug 15, 2016
    Windows 10
    ZAL is on demand scanner when you turn of a real time protection and turn on only a inedtity protection. I using this that way.

    Okay I`ll instal https everywhere extension.

    Why backup solution? I had never used something like this. Is not a better way to reinstal windows after ransom or other malware attack?

    I thinking abouT Arcabit IS becouse it have a module SafeStorage and can restore every file or document, also when your delete this file by mistake
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  5. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28

    Apr 12, 2015
    SecureMyBit Developer
    Enable SmartScreen, it can be fundamental to prevent infections.

    Add MalwareBytes Free or EEK or NPE.

    Add HTTPS Everywhere.

    Follow suggestions about backups, it's really important also in case of infection.

    Thanks for sharing.
  6. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    Implement some type of system and data backup solution and backup important data to an external drive as well.
    Enable Smartscreen.
    Consider an additional on demand scanner(s)
    What version of KTS are you running? 2018?
    Thanks for sharing your config.
  7. Lightning_Brian

    Lightning_Brian Level 9

    Sep 1, 2017
    Information Technology
    Windows 10
    I couldn't agree more with Exterminator and JM Security!

    Please enable smart screen as soon as possible as this can stop potential infections on your computer by prompting you.

    I would consider adding the following on demand scanners as both are highly popular and very good:

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit (Free) Link to download: Emsisoft | Free Download: Emsisoft Emergency Kit

    Norton Power Eraser Link to download: Norton Rescue Tools

    I would like to recommend some security upgrades for your web browser as well!

    HTTPS Everywhere

    Explanation: Encrypt the Web! Automatically use HTTPS security on many sites. HTTPS Everywhere is an extension created by EFF and the Tor Project which automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure "http" to secure "https". It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.

    Download link: HTTPS Everywhere

    I would also like to highly recommend that you implement a data backup solution as JM Security, Exterminator, and bribon77 have mentioned. Personally I would go with the following two solutions:

    1) Macrium Reflect (Free) download link found here: Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    2) AOMEI Backupper Standard (Free) download link found here: Best Free Windows Backup Software for PCs and Laptops - AOMEI Backupper

    Both of these solutions are tried and true image backup software. Plus, one cannot beat the price of free - $0.00!!

    Please update your configuration to reflect which version of Kaspersky you are using.

    Thanks for sharing your configuration with MT! (y):D


  8. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

    Feb 13, 2017
    PLC programmer - Robotics industry
    Windows 10
    Of course, it is a solution but not the best one because even if you reinstall the latest Windows ISO, it is likely to lose a lot of time by installing the latest updates.
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  9. Opcode

    Opcode Level 23
    Content Creator

    Aug 17, 2017
    Windows 10
    Many people don't have time to do a full format and OS re-installation, and even if you are happy to do so after an infection, you can lose sensitive/important documents. If you are infected with ransomware which deploys its payload successfully, documents will become encrypted; without a backup or finding a vulnerability in the ransomware which can be exploited for recovery (never say never - it does happen sometimes), you'll lose the affected documents. Similar scenario's would be with a virus infection, or any malicious software which tampers with documents.

    Security = prevention + identification + data-loss prevention + keeping personal information safe, and many more things. The "term" isn't narrowed down to one or two things, it's a whole wide variety of topics combined. With new topics being added to what being "secure" is constantly.

    But yes, a format and OS reinstall is the best thing to do when you get infected. You can still use a backup to recover documents though. Taking documents off an infected system and copying them across to another system/fresh environment is generally a bad idea.
  10. Aluno

    Aluno Level 1

    Aug 15, 2016
    Windows 10
    Ok guys :) i had updated my security config.

    What do you thinking about new windows defender and smart screen? It will be sufficient with spyshelter firewall and firefox?
    I have uninstalled the kaspersky package and instaled Arcabit IS trial becouse it have safestorage (automatic files backups) and i trust them more than kaspersky now.
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  11. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    #11 harlan4096, Jan 3, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
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  12. brod56

    brod56 Level 12

    Feb 13, 2017
    Windows 10
    It depends on your usage. If you perform risky activities, a default-deny solution or a full AV suite with behavioral blocker are recommended. If not, Windows Defender+healthy habits should do the job.
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