SECURE Captain Awesome's Configuration (2017)

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  1. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
    901
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    Student
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    Emsisoft
    #1 Captain Awesome, Feb 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017
    Most recent changes:
    02/01/2018
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Enterprise
    OS Build:
    16299.192 (Fall Update)
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    Windows Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Download Updates, but do not auto-install
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Inside a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Emsisoft Anti-malware(30days)+WFC
    Laptop:ESET Internet Security 11
    On-demand Scanners:
    Zemana Antimalware(Free),Crystal Security,Hitman pro
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome+bitdefender trafficlight+HTTPS Everywhere+ Poper Blocker
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    My brain
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBlock Origin
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    Privacy Eraser,Shadow Defender,O&O ShutUp10+Sandboxie
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Monthly Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Macrium Reflect+AOMEI Backupper Standard(Free)
    Machine Specs:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/captain-awesomes-gaming-pc.60048/
    All feedback is appreciated.:)




     
  2. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    Mar 1, 2014
    1,608
    8,430
    Philippines
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    I assume you're also using Windows Defender as realtime protection. :)
     
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  3. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
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    5,208
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    denmark
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    :)Yes, have you considered Bitdefender or Kaspersky;)
     
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  4. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
    901
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    Student
    India
    Windows 10
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    #4 Captain Awesome, Feb 15, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 18, 2017
    Yes.:)
    No.:)

    For now NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro(Lockdown) is my best defence against all kind of threats with WD.;)
     
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  5. Winter Soldier

    Winter Soldier Level 25

    Feb 13, 2017
    1,466
    10,342
    PLC programmer - Robotics industry
    Wormhole
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Hello, nice config, only a thing, I would like to say that NVT-ERP, despite the fact it is a great product, the last update is 17 March 2014.
    Maybe this means nothing, but it could have unpatched vulnerabilities by putting you in a risky situation.
    Just my opinion.:)
     
  6. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

    Oct 22, 2012
    4,055
    8,960
    Simple, light, bloat free & effective config...;)
     
  7. Dirk41

    Dirk41 Level 16

    Mar 17, 2016
    802
    2,487
    Earth
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    In chrome now you can add ublock origin extras ( from the same dev)
    @Spawn shared that extension in a thread here on MT


    And lastpass is free now on every devices
     
  8. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2016
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    Default-Deny
    #8 Parsh, Feb 16, 2017
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 18, 2017
    Great config!
    I think you should consider adding WFC to get good control of Windows FW.
    I always feel the need of the same, an important reason being that it's easy for some apps to add exception to Win FW during their installation. Rogueware and malware can take advantage of such cases. It provides other nice features too, limited in free version though.
    Rest looks neat :)

    Security solutions, especially anti-malware, have to keep up with the evolving threat scenarios, no doubt.
    However, I think apps like NVT aren't commonly tested or targeted against their vulnerabilities, especially if they aren't being current and challenging to the bad guys out there.
    NVT has many amazing modules that can keep protecting Windows for long, even now and later, though a few need to be optimized or redevised to keep up with newer security requirements.
     
  9. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
    901
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    Student
    India
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    I already have that and using the pro version.;)
     
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  10. Parsh

    Parsh Level 24
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    Dec 27, 2016
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    Well then, you can update your config to reflect that :)
     
  11. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Jun 9, 2013
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    Western Australia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Looks fine to me. Just remember that backups are only slightly less important than a heartbeat. ;)
     
  12. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

    Oct 16, 2015
    909
    5,705
    Greece
    Windows 10
    Comodo
    All's good, from what I gather.

    Just keep a system image at the ready - just to prepare for the worst. Y'never know. :p

    Nothing else to note. Enjoy your security. :D
     
  13. aragornnnn

    aragornnnn Level 11

    Aug 18, 2016
    524
    6,236
    Warehouse Employee @ Nike ELC Belgium
    Belgium
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Great config, thanks for sharing! :)
     
  14. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
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    Apr 12, 2015
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    Good config. You are protected, thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    12,279
    46,652
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    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I must say you have an awesome Windows 10 config @Captain Awesome :D
    Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
  16. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
    901
    7,053
    Student
    India
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    ADDED:Voodooshield Free
    REMOVED:No Virus Thanks
     
  17. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
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    Student
    India
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
  18. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
    901
    7,053
    Student
    India
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Readded:NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro(LockDown)
    Removed VS(Free) because of lack of self defence.
     
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  19. XhenEd

    XhenEd Level 27
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    Mar 1, 2014
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    :D

    I believe you have read the debate about VS' self-protection. :D
     
  20. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

    May 7, 2016
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    #20 Captain Awesome, Mar 23, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017
    ADDED:Emsisoft Internet Security(30 days trial)
    REMOVED:NVTEP
    Btw my secondary desktop config: Avast Internet Security( Hardened mode: moderate)+Checkmal AppCheck Anti-Ransomware(Free)
     
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