Cats-4_Owners-2 Security Config

Most recent changes
Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
Build
14393.693 version 1607
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
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
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
No - Malware is avoided where possible
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Internet Security
Hitman Pro Alert
VoodooShield beta
Zemana Antilogger Premium
Security Protection settings
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Portable
Malwarebytes Antimalware
HitmanPro (scanner included w/HitmanPro Alert)
Zemana
Browsers and Extensions
Cyberfox browser - 64 bit: HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin, NoScript, LastPass, No Small Script, & Theme Font & Size Changer.

Vivaldi - 32 bit: Adguard, uMatrix, & LastPass

IE - Tracking Protection - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, PrivacyChoice, + Stop Google Tracking.

Microsoft Edge: None have yet to be installed
Web Privacy
Cyberfox - uBlock Origin & NoScript. Vivaldi - Adguard & uMatrix. IE - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, PrivacyChoice, & Stop Google Tracking subscriptions.
Password Management
LastPass
Default Web Search
Cyberfox - DuckDuckGo. Vivaldi - DuckDuckGo. IE & Edge - Bing
System Utilities collection
CCleaner portable version 525
Personal data Backup
Macrium Reflect
Intervals between Personal data backups
None
Disk Imaging Backup
Use of Backup software is forthcoming whilst the universe awaits a reasonabley priced external HDD, 'Cmon Santa, you know I'm on your "nice" list! ;)
Intervals between System Image backups
None

Cats-4_Owners-2

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#1
Hello, my fellow members/friends!
Believe it, or not.., I oft times still feel like a newbie; and that feeling is good. With that in mind, please do not hesitate to infuse your own wisdom to my own "..so, together we can rule the galaxy!!" :confused:er, ;)what I really mean to say is that I am very grateful to MT, each of this community's members, & the Super staff, without whom this humble computer system would not be working better than it has ever worked before thanks to positive reinforcement, knowledge, and the very special people here.:D
One reason I'd put off upgrading to Windows 10 (for so very long a time) was my intention to first save a system image..
That is, once we'd secured an external drive.
Well, this is still waiting to happen.o_O So, instead, I have taken the plunge into the Windows 10 swimming pool,:cool: and the water's fine!:) I have set aside a few treasured photos. Letting most everything go was very freeing, and it's particularly bearable when most, if not all software is replaceable. I recommend executing this pro-active behavior because it may prove to be good for your system's well being, and it is also good for one's technologically apt Spirit too!:cool:

PS I'll share a little something extra with all of you.;) Seeing how very happy I am now with Windows 10, my wife is actually (and seriously) talking about upgrading her Windows 7 SP 1 to :eek: Windows 10 which is something tantamount to being visited by extraterrestrials, :rolleyes: or (perhaps) finding a live dinosaur walking around in the middle of Los Angeles during rush hour traffic!:D

Update - It's done. Mrs. Cats is officially using Windows 10, and it's functioning even :eek:better than her Windows 7 SP 1! In all fairness, she left behind a lot of her Sony Vaio's bloatware, programs & apps neither used nor missed. I've only to track down a driver so we can de-activate her touch pad by using the "F"-unction keys. Other than that, "All's clear, and it's smoother sailing" upon the Windows Seas!:D
 
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Cats-4_Owners-2

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#7
Thank you all for your comments!:) It 'did' seem a bit strange (later) even to myself that I would include both firewalls. Since I had not disabled Windows Firewall, and nothing seemed amiss, I suppose I'd just ...forgotten all about it!:p Now, under XP's UAC I 'did' mark (2) as I was not certain :confused:(..& I'm still not). I am smiling:D even now because, as Umbra Polaris mentioned, privatefirewall did, in fact, disable the other. Yet, while the Security Center window indicates firewall is 'ON', Windows Firewall reads: Off o_O(not recommended);)
 
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Cats-4_Owners-2

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#9
Configuration Update(s):

Windows XP
(mostly retired)
  • Zemana Anti-logger (has not expired since winning in giveaway)
  • Updated Firefox 29.0.1
Added:
  • CCleaner (portable)
  • Google Chrome Browser (portable)
  • WinPatrol free
  • Toolwiz Time Freeze

Installed (duel boot)
Linux lubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) ~Thanks Bora Murdar!!! =)

Added
:
  • Google Chrome Browser
Upgraded: lubuntu 14.04 (Trusy Tahr) LTS [long term service]

Windows 7 Sp 1, 64 bit Sony Vaio - B950 CPU 2.10 GHz 4 GB RAM
Default browser - FireFox
Others - Internet Explorer 11, Comodo Dragon, Comodo Ice Dragon

Added:

  • Sandboxie
  • 495 MB external flash drive - CCleaner (portable) & Google Chrome Browser.
  • WinPatrol free
  • Shadow Defender - Thank you, illumination!!! ;)
Windows 8.1 - update 1, 64 bit Acer Aspire M5 i5-3337U CPU 1.8 GHz 5.82 GB RAM
Default browser - Google Chrome (portable)
Chrome extensions - Adblock, LastPass, ScriptBlock, & we interchange between Zenmate & DoNotTrackMe and also Ghostery & Disconnet.
  • Sandboxie
  • 495 MB external flash drive - CCleaner (portable) & Google Chrome Browser.
Firefox Add-ons - Adblock Plus, LastPass, NoScript, Self-Destructing Cookies, HTTPS-Everywhere, Theme Font & Size Changer.
  • Virtual Box (I am such a total newbie with this!)
..am considering extending the Shadow Defender's blanket to encompass this Windows OS system after being granted the opportunity (Thanks @starchild76)!:cool:

I am excitedly planning to Give Linux "Mint" a test spin on this system having garnered much inspiration (plus GNOME desktop eye candy:rolleyes:) from Umbra Polaris' and illumination's Linux threads, posts, & encouraging instructions!
 
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Moose

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#10
Oxnger Key Shield:
http://www.oxynger.com

herdProtection: Replacement for me for Hitman Pro
Once a week!
http://www.herdprotect.com

CryptoLocker Tripwire:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cryptolocker-tripwire-prevention-tool

Earth posted a-while back. Replacement forZemana AntiLogger.
Trusteer Rapport, most list space when download via a Bank website. ie. Natwest ( http://www.natwest.com/personal/online-banking/g1/banking-safely-online/rapport/download.ashx )
https://www.trusteer.com/products/trusteer-rapport


;)
 
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Messages
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OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
McAfee
#14
Update:

Windows XP
(mostly retired)
  • Zemana Anti-logger (has not expired since winning in giveaway)
  • updated Firefox 29.0.1
Added:
  • CCleaner (portable)
  • Google Chrome Browser (portable)
  • WinPatrol free
  • Toolwiz Time Freeze

Installed (duel boot)
Linux lubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) ~Thanks Bora Murdar!!! =)

Added
:
  • Google Chrome Browser
Upgraded: lubuntu 14.04 (Trusy Tahr) LTS [long term service]

Windows 7 Sp 1, 64 bit Sony Vaio - B950 CPU 2.10 GHz 4 GB RAM
Default browser - FireFox
Others - Internet Explorer 11, Comodo Dragon, Comodo Ice Dragon

Added:

  • Sandboxie
  • 750 GB external drive - CCleaner (portable). PortableApps Platform - Google Chrome Browser, CyberFox x64
  • 250 GB external drive - Google Chrome Browser, Pale Mood x64
  • WinPatrol free
  • Shadow Defender - Thank you, illumination!!! ;)
Windows 8.1 - update 1, 64 bit Acer Aspire M5 i5-3337U CPU 1.8 GHz 5.82 GB RAM
Default browser - Google Chrome (portable)
  • Sandboxie
  • 750 GB external drive - CCleaner (portable). PortableApps Platform - Google Chrome Browser, CyberFox x64
  • 250 GB external drive - Google Chrome Browser, Pale Mood x64
  • Virtual Box (I am such a total newbie with this!)
..am considering extending the Shadow Defender's blanket to encompass this Window OS.:cool:

I am excitedly planning to Give Linux "Mint" a test spin on this system having garnered much inspiration (plus GNOME desktop eye candy:rolleyes:) from "The Dark One", Umbra Polaris', and "The Illuminated One", illumination's, Linux threads, posts, & encouraging instructions!
Hey!! Howz been ur experience with Linux. Heard great from some of my friends though have not tried myself.
 

Cats-4_Owners-2

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#15
Oxnger Key Shield:
http://www.oxynger.com

herdProtection: Replacement for me for Hitman Pro
Once a week!
http://www.herdprotect.com

CryptoLocker Tripwire:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/cryptolocker-tripwire-prevention-tool

Earth posted a-while back. Replacement forZemana AntiLogger.
Trusteer Rapport, most list space when download via a Bank website. ie. Natwest ( http://www.natwest.com/personal/online-banking/g1/banking-safely-online/rapport/download.ashx )
https://www.trusteer.com/products/trusteer-rapport


;)
Moose, thank you for the list of (new for me) software. I shall gradually dive in 1-at-a-time.;):p

I should change my name to Cats-5_Owners-5 :p Nice setup btw :)
*Laughing*:D Thanks! You are,without a doubt, the first & only Jaffa_Whacka I've met!!:)

Privatefirewall doesn't replace your Windows Firewall??
Privatefirewall had been disabled by Windows Firewall automatically. ..but I hadn't known, and wasn't clear on this until Umbra Polaris pointed out this had happened!:) Now, if only XP could start up without taking forever...:rolleyes: ;):D
 

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#19
Hey!! Howz been ur experience with Linux. Heard great from some of my friends though have not tried myself.
There are many many Linux Distros (Distributions) available. I chose lubuntu because it was mentioned by BorraMurdar how older hardware such as my Pentium 4 1.8 GHz, 1 GB RAM should be able to handle it nicely. Once I burned the ISO lubuntu 13.10 (it's now 14.04) I was able to try it out before choosing to install. I didn't wait because compared to XP, lubuntu was a new & reborn computer! Later, I noticed some minor buggy-ness with Firefox images, specifically the smileys here. Downloading Google Chrome solved this, and browsing is far quicker than XP had been in ages. A nice intro is to view some youtube videos just to see. Here's one you might like.:)

 

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#20
And finally...the thread is out! :D
Congrats on your new config Cats! looks pretty good to me, thanks for share :rolleyes:
me like! me like! :p
Rahadian, I'm so glad you 'like', my friend!!:):) This re-config was fun & fast to revise (to my surprise) which made me wonder upon how we humans succumb to a laziness which is only difficult when not agreeing to use the imaginary paper here that we insist on avoiding to write upon.o_O:p:D ;) ..finally!
 
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