At-Risk Ashish 1+1's Computer Configuration 2023

Last updated
Dec 19, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Cryptomator
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
On
Network firewall
Enabled
About WiFi router
Powered by ISP
Real-time security
Kaspersky Premium (Tweaks as shared on Roboman's Security Settings)
RunBySmartScreen tool by Andy Ful
Firewall security
Other - Internet Security (3rd-party)
About custom security
RunBySmartScreen
Periodic malware scanners
Norton Power Eraser, ESET Online Scanner, Virustotal file uploader
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
N/A
Browser(s) and extensions
Librewolf
Brave
Firefox
Vivaldi

Addons- ublock origin, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials, TrafficLight, Netcraft, PoPup blocker strict, HTTPS Everywhere
Secure DNS
Adguard for Windows
Desktop VPN
Windscribe VPN
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
Biweekly run: Windows Built-in, Wise Disk Cleaner, WashandGo(Rarely used), Driver Store Explorer [RAPR] (for deleting old drivers not needed)
For finding program updates: RuckZuck
HiBit Uninstaller
O&O Shutup10++
File and Photo backup
Everything vital is backed up on external drives at dedicated intervals
System recovery
Macrium Reflect
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
Computer specs
Asus Laptop

CPU- Intel Core i5
Motherboard- ASUSTeK
RAM- 16GB DDR4 (2667 MHz)
Storage- SSD
Graphics- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
Notable changes
MS Defender-> MalwareBytes
MalwareBytes-> Bitdefender TS
Bitdefender TS-> Emsisoft AM
Emsisoft AM-> Kaspersky Premium
What I'm looking for?

Looking for maximum feedback.

harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
Well-known
Apr 28, 2015
8,727
Firewall protection Off? 🤔

Periodic scanners: Super Antispyware Free? I think this product as second opinion scanner is of doubtful effectiveness.

Browsers extensions?

No Secure DNS?

In Personal backup, You may use some cloud services or just copy Your data manually or with a 3rd party app to You external device.

Recovery backup: None- Windows Restore point, You should use full system backup solution, trusting only in Windows Restore Points is very risky.

Thanks for sharing :)
 

Shadowra

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Content Creator
Malware Tester
Well-known
Sep 2, 2021
2,353
Firewall protection Off? 🤔

It must use the Bitdefender firewall :)

Otherwise, too many things are wrong:

- Think about encrypting your sensitive data, it will prevent someone to see the content. Use VeraCrypt for that

- Remove SuperAntiSpyware it is bad and outdated! Prefer Malwarebytes, Emsisoft Emergency Kit or Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, more efficient.

- Use a secure DNS. This will protect your browsing and prevent your ISP from seeing where you are going and blocking phishing sites or other sites. Cloudflare DNS and NextDNS are my favorites.

- UR Browser not the best choice because it respects nothing in privacy... Brave is more suitable. Keep LibreWolf

- Use a password manager and use complicated passwords and not the same password everywhere! Save them in the manager. Bitwarden is a safe bet.

- Make very regular backups of your files, important or not. Whether it's a Ghost or usb or on the Cloud do it!
If you lose access to a Ransomware or in case of hard disk failure, you can find them or leave on a Windows ready to be deployed. Acronis or Aomei or Macrinium do it
 

Ashish1+1

Level 1
Thread author
Verified
Nov 29, 2016
37
Firewall protection Off? 🤔

Periodic scanners: Super Antispyware Free? I think this product as second opinion scanner is of doubtful effectiveness.

Browsers extensions?

No Secure DNS?

In Personal backup, You may use some cloud services or just copy Your data manually or with a 3rd party app to You external device.

Recovery backup: None- Windows Restore point, You should use full system backup solution, trusting only in Windows Restore Points is very risky.

Thanks for sharing :)
Thanks, for pointing out the vulnerable points.
 

Ashish1+1

Level 1
Thread author
Verified
Nov 29, 2016
37
It must use the Bitdefender firewall :)

Otherwise, too many things are wrong:

- Think about encrypting your sensitive data, it will prevent someone to see the content. Use VeraCrypt for that

- Remove SuperAntiSpyware it is bad and outdated! Prefer Malwarebytes, Emsisoft Emergency Kit or Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, more efficient.

- Use a secure DNS. This will protect your browsing and prevent your ISP from seeing where you are going and blocking phishing sites or other sites. Cloudflare DNS and NextDNS are my favorites.

- UR Browser not the best choice because it respects nothing in privacy... Brave is more suitable. Keep LibreWolf

- Use a password manager and use complicated passwords and not the same password everywhere! Save them in the manager. Bitwarden is a safe bet.

- Make very regular backups of your files, important or not. Whether it's a Ghost or usb or on the Cloud do it!
If you lose access to a Ransomware or in case of hard disk failure, you can find them or leave on a Windows ready to be deployed. Acronis or Aomei or Macrinium do it
Thank you for the suggestions, will work on them. Regards
 

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