CAUTION AMD's set-up for 2017

Discussion in 'Security Configuration Wizard' started by AMD1, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. AMD1

    AMD1 Level 2

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    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Home
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • Smartscreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    No
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 (extended trial version) and Keyscrambler Premium
    On-demand Scanners:
    Malwarebytes Pro - paid version , lifetime license
    Security Product Settings:
    Default
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome plus Bitdefender Safepay for banking
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    Roboform Everywhere & Bitdefender Wallet
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    Adguard Adblocker,Bitdefender Traffic Light and Adguard Stealth Mode
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    Cleaner, WiseCare 365 (both paid)
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Daily Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Windows Folder History + Backup4All
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    No Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    None
    My current set-up which i have recently changed.

    Any comments or suggestions welcomed.

    Many Thanks

    Andy
     
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  2. aragornnnn

    aragornnnn Level 9

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    I recommend Zemana Anti-Malware as a second on demand scanner.
    Think about getting system image software (Macrium Reflect is great for this) in case very bad things happen and you want to restore your whole system in a few minutes.

    Thanks for sharing your config! :)
     
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  3. AMD1

    AMD1 Level 2

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    Just installing Zemana and will check out Macrium Reflect
     
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  4. Arequire

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    I'd add HTTPS Everywhere and switch Bitdefender Traffic Light (Bitdefender should already block malicious and phishing URLs without Traffic Light) to Avira Browser Safety.

    Oh and make a system image backup in case something goes wrong with your system. I personally use AOMEI Backupper but many will also recommend Macrium Reflect too.

    Thanks for sharing. :D
     
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  5. Winizsol

    Winizsol Level 2

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    Hey, @AMD1 !
    Nice config, but consider adding Emsisoft Emergency Kit as an on-demand scanner.
    Consider adding Avira Browser Safety and HTTPS Everywhere to Chrome.
    Thanks for sharing your config and I hope I helped.
     
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  6. AMD1

    AMD1 Level 2

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    Thank you all

    Swapped Traffic Light For Avira Browser Safety

    Will Check Reflect and AOMEI Backupper

    Forgot to include VoodooShield is also on my PC(free version)

    HTTPS Everywhere now added to Chrome.
     
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  7. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 14

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    You (good) people on this forum has talked so much about Zemana,that purchased a 3 year license today,could not be helped:D
     
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  8. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

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    Great real-time protection. Why are you not running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware real-time as well? It might be overkill, but you did pay for a lifetime license, so why not make use of it? :D

    Also, do consider creating a backlup image of your system, so that you can restore your system to its exact state, as it was when you created that backup image. (unless you don't have a problem reinstalling or repairing your OS in case of a software malfunction or a malware infection)
    Here are some recommended applications for this task (I prefer Windows Backup, or of you want a third party application, Macrium Reflect Free):
    OR
    OR

    Other than that, you're good to go, mate. Thanks for sharing your config with us. :p
     
  9. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Consider some type of system backup solution.
    Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
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  10. Umbra

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    i see inconsistencies in your setup : you have a backup software but never use it?
     
  11. AMD1

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    Wow, thanks for all of the comments.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is now changed to realtime. I had it set to on demand as i thought there was a conflict with Bitdefender bu all seems OK at the moment.

    I will get a backup software solution in place for system images.

    Kind Regards

    Andy
     
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  12. AMD1

    AMD1 Level 2

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    Hi All,

    Have installed and run AOMEI Backupper

    Have also changed Bitdefender for KIS Total Security which i had before but have bitten the bullet and paid for another year !
     
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  13. DracusNarcrym

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    @AMD1

    Nicely done. Store backup images in a partition separate from your OS or in some external storage medium (you can even burn them on disks) to keep them safe and ready whenever you need to use 'em.

    Make sure you read around in the forum and in articles or resources online on how to configure KIS to your needs, or just familiarize yourself with its functions, if you haven't already. Knowing your security software is a giant step in securing your computer!
     
  14. AMD1

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    Backups are stored on an external HD

    Just found a thread with configs for KIS and have followed that apart from adding a protected folder which looked a bit complex so will leave this for the moment.
     
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