Operating System
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • No device security
  • Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Norton Internet Security
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome
    HTTPS Everywhere,WOT
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    AdBlock Plus,Ghostery
    Password Managers
  • LastPass
  • System Utilities
    CCleaner
    Frequency of Data backups
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    Cats-4_Owners-2

    Level 37
    Verified
    Trusted
    I agree, your configuration has a solid foundation. Thanks for sharing.

    Have you ever considered sandboxing Google Chrome while browsing?
    If you haven't, read about this free time machine-like virtualization layer of security here:
    To activate Chrome's third party cookie blocker:
    1. Under settings scroll down and <click> "show advanced settings"
    2. Beneath Privacy choose "Content settings..."
    3. Check the box "Block third party cookies & site data":)
    • For additional privacy you can mark "keep local data only until you close your browser"
    • After clicking "Done" you can choose "Clear browsing data"
    Note: Do not perform this while in a sandbox for desired changes to settings will only be temporary.o_O This illustrates how a sandbox protects you from invasive changes being made to your system!:cool:

    Happy holidays! It's good you've unwrapped Malware Tips.:D
     
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