SECURE: BASIC Captain Awesome's Configuration (2018)

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Most recent changes
Mar 4, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Education
Build
16299.251 (Fall Update)
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Download Updates only - User interaction for installation
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
Yes - Using a secure, isolated environment (ie. VM)
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Avast Internet Security+ No Virus Thanks EXE Radar 4
Security Protection settings
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Emsisoft Emergency Kit,Hitman Pro,Norton Power Eraser
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome(x64),uBlock Origin,Popup Blcker(Strict),Avast Online Security,Avira Browser Safety
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin,Popup Blcker(Strict)
Password Management
None
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
Shadow Defender,Privacy eraser,Unchecky,Sandboxie
Personal data Backup
Macrium Reflect Free
Intervals between Personal data backups
Monthly
Disk Imaging Backup
Macrium Reflect Free
Intervals between System Image backups
Regularly
May 7, 2016
966
7,594
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Avast
#4
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Feb 13, 2017
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10,308
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Emsisoft
#5
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.:)
 

Parsh

Level 24
Verified
AV-Tester
Dec 27, 2016
1,327
11,956
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Default-Deny
#8
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 :)

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.:)
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.
 
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