Latest Changes
Dec 8, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    Version or Build no.
    1803
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows defender with sandbox enabled/configure defender by Andy Ful
    Sandboxie- Drop right enabled, auto delete on exit,download folder forced to sandboxie
    Keyscrambler for firefox
    Voodooshield
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes anti malware on demand
    Zemana antimalware
    EEK
    Browsers and Extensions
    Firefox 64 bit
    Ublock origin with 3rd party frames and script blocked
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Ublock origin
    Https everywhere
    Password Managers
  • none
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    none
    Data Backup
    Macrium reflect
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Macrium reflect
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    Lightning_Brian

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    I'd like to highly recommend some other great security products to beef up your current security configuration @Baker :

    1) Instead of Windows built in backup please use the following: AOMEI Backupper Standard (Free) or Macrium Reflect (Free).

    AOMEI Backupper Standard (Free) link: Best Free Backup Software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8, Windows 7, Vista, XP

    Macrium Reflect (Free) link: Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    Both of these are solid backup tools that I would trust my data with. I'm not saying Windows is bad, but it takes forever and these other tools that I mentioned are far better and offer a wider selection of other backup methods.

    2) Lets get you set up with some better on demand scanners:

    Emsisoft Emergency Kit - light & robust - link: Emsisoft | Emergency Kit: Free Portable Malware Scan and Removal

    Norton Power Eraser - nice tool and light footprint - link: Norton Rescue Tools

    3) Great addons for Firefox for better security

    HTTPS Everywhere: HTTPS Everywhere – Get this Extension for Firefox (en-US)

    uBlock Origin is great, but I also like coupling that up with AdGuard: Adguard AdBlocker – Get this Extension for Firefox (en-US)

    I use uBlock Origin and AdGuard together and with both of them on the tracking cookies left behind are nearly zilch.

    4) I'd like for you to investigate a great virtual private network (VPN) to encryption your traffic wherever you may be. I personally use a couple, but Windscribe is a known favorite of mine. However, there is lots of good options.

    Thanks for sharing your configuration with us @Baker !

    Enjoy your day!

    ~Brian
     

    _CyberGhosT_

    Level 53
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Thanks for sharing. keeping it lite is a wonderful way to conserve resources. I too practice a "minimal approach" and have for years. compliment defender with HMP.A for browsing and added memory protection, and maybe add an anti exe, neither require the constant DL'ing of definitions.Just a suggestion.
    Keep us updated on how you decide to finish it up. Stay Frosty.
    PS: I agree with JM Security that adding Macrium is a great idea.
     
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    Handsome Recluse

    Level 21
    Verified
    Thanks for sharing. keeping it lite is a wonderful way to conserve resources. I too practice a "minimal approach" and have for years. compliment defender with HMP.A for browsing and added memory protection, and maybe add an anti exe, neither require the constant DL'ing of definitions.Just a suggestion.
    Keep us updated on how you decide to finish it up. Stay Frosty.
    PS: I agree with JM Security that adding Macrium is a great idea.
    Assuming he's using Sandboxie on Firefox though, might be redundant to his setup.
    Very simple but any other backup program is faster than Windows Backup.
     

    oldschool

    Level 38
    Verified
    Are you using WD in default configuration? If so, consider @Andy Ful's ConfigureDefender and RunBySmartscreen apps. These will extend WD's protection significantly. Also, you could employ his Hard_Configurator app for employing Windows built-in Default-Deny protection. These apps add no weight to your setup. Although VoodooShield is very lightweight as well for another straight-forward option, as @_CyberGhosT_ suggested. I haven't used HitmanPro-A so can't comment on how it might work for you, or with WD. Simple and light is nice! (y)
     

    oldschool

    Level 38
    Verified
    @_CyberGhosT_ : Thanks for your input Can you please name an anti-executable that is light on resources. On my old pc I used to have appguard. But unfortunately I have used all activation and appguard is no more for personal use. I tried NVT exe radar pro but it seemed heavy, not lite like appguard.
    Try VoodooShield. @_CyberGhosT_ uses it. So do I. 2 processes total @16.6 MB RAM on my machine.