SECURE: Basic Amico's Security Setup 2017

Most recent changes
Mar 30, 2018
Operating System
Windows Edition
Home
Build
1709
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default - For App installs & Modify system settings
Device Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Incidents
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Avast Internet Security ( tweaked for better performance and zero impact)
Security Protection settings
Custom - Major changes for Better Performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Hitman Pro + Norton Power Eraser
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox with uBlock origin + MinerBlock + Netcraft
Web Privacy
uBlock origin
System Utilities collection
Wise Disk Cleaner
Data Backup
Acronis True Image
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Acronis True Image
Frequency of System backups
Rarely

Parsh

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#3
Nice config, definitely a light IS.

Please shift your entry 'Zemana AntiMalware with Realtime-Protection and Pandora-Cloud' into Realtime protection and shift 'Zemana Antimalware' into On-demand scanner category :)

Consider adding a backup tool like Macrium Reflect free for system/data safety. You can also add 'HTTPS Everywhere' to Firefox.
Thanks for sharing!
 

amico81

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#4
Thanks for the comments...I'm a newbie here in this forum. Yes i will try some Backup's

HTTPS Everywhere sounds good
 
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Parsh

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Thanks for the comments...I'm a newbie here in this forum. Yes i will try some Backup's

HTTPS Everywhere sounds good
Great!
Three things to remember,
1.Do not overwhelm you PC with security apps (I bet you won't because you prefer lite)
2. Know which tools do what. Helps a lot during decisions
3. Keep away from risky sites and files. You can try VooDooShield if you tend to deal with unknown app installations. You'll get details of it here itself.

Feel free to ask and share here :D
 

Exterminator

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#9
Backups are often overlooked but still a very important part of ones security config.
Consider a System backup solution.Macrium Reflect and AOMEI Backupper offer good free solutions.
Nice config! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
 

OTMS

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#11
Great config mate,how the panda working for you so far?
I have tested it in the past,and it was very slow..and also lot's of false positive threats.
 

amico81

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#12
on my system ( i7-3770, 16 gb Ram, SSD 840-Evo) Panda runs very lite. PC starts without handbrake...no fps-drops in games.

Until now no false positives ( since 20.11.15). My wive uses Panda Cloud free...HitmanPro on demand an no infections since months
 

jamescv7

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#13
Nice configuration out there.

Everything is intact, no need to add any additional components. You can try Panda's Application Control which also good for advance/experience users.
 

amico81

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#14
- Replaced Panda Internet Security by Emsisoft AntiMalware ( Thx for the GiveAway)
- Zemana AntiMalware now without Realtime-Protection...just second opinion scanner
- Test with Malwarebytes Antimalware without Realtime-Protection
 

amico81

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After testing 5 months the giveaway, i switch back to my old config :)

- Replaced Emsisoft AntiMalware by Panda Internet Security
- Zemana AntiMalware now with Realtime-Protection and Pandora Cloud
-Second opinion scanner is Herdprotect
 

amico81

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#18
Installed:
- Trend Micro Internet Security ( good scores from our malwarehub and other av-labs tests)

Removed:
- Gdata Antivirus ( I liked it very much !!! and I will come back !! But I wanna test the system impact from Trend Micro IS)


First impression: No great options for tweaks. little handbrake at web browsing ( youtube).
 

amico81

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#19
Installed:
- back to Gdata Antivirus ( 05.01.2018)

Removed:
- Trial Kaspersky AV ( 27.12.17 - 05.01.18) light, good protection, but problem with win update KB4056892
- Trial Norton Security Deluxe ( 20.12.17 - 27-12.17) ultra light..nice...impressive
- Bullguard IS (12.11.17 - 27.12.17) light and interesting av
- Trend Micro IS ( 03.11.17 - 12.11.17) little bit heavy on my system
 

davisd

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#20
Removed:
- Trial Kaspersky AV ( 27.12.17 - 05.01.18) light, good protection, but problem with win update KB4056892
Interesting, I haven't experienced problems with Kaspersky 2018 (f) and KB4056892, although I manually installed it.

Have a great time with G Data. I as well always find myself going back to it.. (y):giggle:;)
 

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