Latest Changes
Sep 15, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    Version or Build no.
    1908
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • Google Safe Browsing (Android, ChromeOS)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    comodo firewall only, no sandbox.
    emsisoft [paid],
    adguard [desktop]
    unchecky,
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    emsisoft emergency kit.
    hitman pro.
    Browsers and Extensions
    chrome,
    ublock origin,
    traffic light,
    netcraft,
    enhancer for youtube,
    google translate,
    newsguard,
    scroll bar 1 [blue],
    last pass.
    windows defender browser protection,
    vtchromizer.
    random user agent,
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    ublock origin,
    random user agent,
    browser plugs,
    adguard desktop
    Password Managers
  • last pass
  • Web Search
  • google
  • System Utilities
    revo-uninstaller,
    everything,
    winrar,
    virustotal uploader,
    grabit
    windscribe vpn free,
    vlc media player.
    syshardener,
    run by smartscreen.
    Data Backup
    macrium reflect to an external hard drive every time i change something.
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    macrium reflect free to an external hard drive.
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    lenovo 500ish desktop,
    i5 6400,
    intel hd 530 integrated,
    8 gb ramm ddr4,
    1tb hhd,
    Staff Notes

    This setup configuration is not recommended for most users.
    We don't recommend that you copy this setup for your system unless you understand the security implications. We cannot not be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.

    This setup may cause performance issues, system instability or conflicts between programs, and can hinder the effectiveness of all installed antivirus products.

    Evjl's Rain

    Level 43
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Malware Hunter
    good setup but I really think it's waste of money to use emsisoft with comodo firewall because CF will block everything bypassing emsisoft's signatures => emsi's BB won't be able to show its strength unless you allow something to run outside CF's sandbox
    any paid AV is unnecessary IMO unless you have it for free

    A free AV with decent signatures is sufficient
     

    SeriousHoax

    Level 10
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    :unsure: i still get 3 tracking cookies daily.
    You can set Chrome to block all third party cookies. Some say, it breaks some sites for them but that's highly unlikely. I personally never had to enable third party cookies for any site. Alternately you can install the Privacy Badger extension. It's not based on any filter list. It learns as you browse the web and block any cookies that tracks you.
    Also you can manually add additional filter lists in Adguard from FilterLists | Subscriptions for uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, AdGuard, ...
    Eg: I don't care about cookies, I don't care about newsletters, Fanboy's Annoyance List, Fanboy's Enhanced Tracking List, CrapBlock General, etc are some of the useful ones.
    Edit: I personally don't use Adguard desktop so I don't know if adding these filter lists would slow things down or not.