SECURITY: Complete boombastik Security Config 2020

Last updated
May 1, 2020
About device
Primary device
Operating system
Sign-in identity
Sign-in with Local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Permissions
Administrator user account
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Malware samples
No - malware is not downloaded
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Real-time malware protection
Windows defender + Malware bytes latest Lifetime
RTP & OS hardening settings
None
Periodic scanning
Hit-man pro
emsisoft emergency kit
Browsers
Firefox
Optimisation apps
None
My Files & Photos backup
External hard drives with simple copy+paste
My Files backup schedule
Manual - every month to the cloud, or local attached storage
Device recovery & settings
Macrium Reflect free
Device backup schedule
Computer specifications
Unbranded, i7 4790, Rx580 amd , 16gb ddr3, ssd os + hard drives above 10 for storage
Device activity usage
  1. Computer games
  2. Financial and sensitive documents
  3. Generic web browsing
  4. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  5. Working from home
Staff notes
  1. This setup may cause performance issues, system instability or conflicts between programs, and can hinder the effectiveness of the installed antivirus products.

plat1098

Level 23
Verified
Sep 13, 2018
1,204
boombastik: Not to pry but have you given up on Zemana?

You reminded me of it so since I was bored with nothing to do, I went to Bleeping Computer and installed the AntiMalware. It tagged 5 processes of MSI Afterburner v.4.6.2, this stable version having been released since--get this--October 29, 2019. So I sent feedback thru the UI. Wow, flashback! Remember when Zemana was here at MalwareTips around the clock with their revamped product, looking for testers and shmoozing? Now they are a mystery again.....:unsure:

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toto_10

Level 4
Verified
Feb 12, 2017
166
Consider Bitwarden as your main password manager, highly recommended.

Consider replacing Avast with Bitdefender Free or Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.

Please update Malwarebytes to latest version.

Other than that your configuration is complete (y)
 

boombastik

Level 2
Dec 17, 2018
86
Why are you using such an old version of Malwarebytes? Definitely not recommended.
I simple wanted a good application with good definitions and good compatibility with third party antivirus.
The last is 2.2.1.
The version 3 and 4 have only good compatibility with defender. And the only difference is a cloud machine learning, an antiexploit shield (avast has also antiexploit) and a ransomware shield that has a so so detection rate and cuts the 4k ssd speed at half. Also i have found bugs that are unresolved for the time being.
 
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boombastik

Level 2
Dec 17, 2018
86
Consider Bitwarden as your main password manager, highly recommended.

Consider replacing Avast with Bitdefender Free or Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.

Please update Malwarebytes to latest version.

Other than that your configuration is complete (y)

I dont use password manager because i save my passwords in my brain and if i dont remember one i have them written in an agenta locked in my house.
I have different passwords for all online activities and i must type them every time i login somewhere.
Keep in mind that when i install an antivirus i always want the more stable one and avast is more stable from the other two, maybe because it has so many people to report bugs. I have tested a lot of them.
 
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boombastik

Level 2
Dec 17, 2018
86
boombastik: Not to pry but have you given up on Zemana?

You reminded me of it so since I was bored with nothing to do, I went to Bleeping Computer and installed the AntiMalware. It tagged 5 processes of MSI Afterburner v.4.6.2, this stable version having been released since--get this--October 29, 2019. So I sent feedback thru the UI. Wow, flashback! Remember when Zemana was here at MalwareTips around the clock with their revamped product, looking for testers and shmoozing? Now they are a mystery again.....:unsure:


Zemana 3 real time protection seems to not use cloud only a static behaviour blocker that need to be updated but they stop updating this. Only scan seems to use cloud engine. It is dangerous with false positives and i found a bug with sleep that is unresolved.
Zemana 2, Someone wrote that dont update definitions but the third party that use this engine continue to sell it. Also i found that corrupt ntfs structure and it is unresolved.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
6,963
@boombastik:

Overkill to have Avast Free + MBAM on resident protection....

You may set UAC to Always Notify.

In Data BackUp, You may consider also to use a cloud service.

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
 

stefanos

Level 28
Verified
Oct 31, 2014
1,747
I simple wanted a good application with good definitions and good compatibility with third party antivirus.
The last is 2.2.1.
The version 3 and 4 have only good compatibility with defender. And the only difference is a cloud machine learning, an antiexploit shield (avast has also antiexploit) and a ransomware shield that has a so so detection rate and cuts the 4k ssd speed at half. Also i have found bugs that are unresolved for the time being.
I have the same version Malwarebytes portable. Is perfect :)
 

boombastik

Level 2
Dec 17, 2018
86
@boombastik:

Overkill to have Avast Free + MBAM on resident protection....

You may set UAC to Always Notify.

In Data BackUp, You may consider also to use a cloud service.

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)

For the uac i have problem with always notify because i have a gaming machine with above 800 games and i tried it and it is insane.
For the cloud recommendation here in Greece we dont have the internet to make such a huge backups.
But for every hdd i buy, i buy also a second one that has the same files for backup reasons.
 

stefanos

Level 28
Verified
Oct 31, 2014
1,747
For the uac i have problem with always notify because i have a gaming machine with above 800 games and i tried it and it is insane.
For the cloud recommendation here in Greece we dont have the internet to make such a huge backups.
But for every hdd i buy, i buy also a second one that has the same files for backup reasons.
Like Elladara internet DEN have :LOL:
 

boombastik

Level 2
Dec 17, 2018
86
I would consider to harden S.O. (hard configurator+allow exeand temp), On avast use HM aggressive (dont know if u already config so), Use standard account. The rest seems acceptable.
The admin account is a trade of when you have a gaming machine with above 800 games. Half of them have bugs when run in a standard accound (for example anti cheat engine)
 

Chri.Mi

Level 7
Apr 30, 2020
337
The admin account is a trade of when you have a gaming machine with above 800 games. Half of them have bugs when run in a standard accound (for example anti cheat engine)
K , understand u point of view. Pls i would still suggest some sort of defense vs zero days, hard configurator could be good, or use Voodooshield. If u dont wanna use those programs, pls try other antivirus like kaspersky or avast (have smth vs zero days)
 
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