Cats-4_Owners-2 Security Config

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  1. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #1 Cats-4_Owners-2, Dec 29, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2016
    Most recent changes:
    2/10/2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Home
    OS Build:
    14393.693 version 1607
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    No
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    Hitman Pro Alert
    VoodooShield beta
    Zemana Antilogger Premium
    On-demand Scanners:
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit Portable
    Malwarebytes Antimalware
    HitmanPro (scanner included w/HitmanPro Alert)
    Zemana
    Security Product Settings:
    Default
    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
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Cyberfox - DuckDuckGo. Vivaldi - DuckDuckGo. IE & Edge - Bing
    Password Manager:
    LastPass
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    Cyberfox - uBlock Origin & NoScript. Vivaldi - Adguard & uMatrix. IE - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, PrivacyChoice, & Stop Google Tracking subscriptions.
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    CCleaner portable version 525
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    No Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    No Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    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! ;)
    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
     
  2. illumination

    illumination Guest

    Curious why you are running 2 firewalls at the same time. I would personally disable windows firewall..
     
  3. Umbra

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    Normally Private should disable Windows one
     
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  4. Exterminator

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    I would think so too,maybe it is and Cats-4 just posted it that way.

    Thanks for posting config. Definitely give LastPass a go,a nice addition to your security setup.
     
  5. illumination

    illumination Guest


    I would have thought so too, but had to ask, since he listed his config this way.
     
  6. Exterminator

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    Also UAC -Always Notify & Default
     
  7. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #7 Cats-4_Owners-2, Dec 29, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014
    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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  8. Exterminator

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    As long as Private Firewall is on your good
     
  9. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #9 Cats-4_Owners-2, Jun 11, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
    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!
     
  10. Moose

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    #10 Moose, Jun 11, 2014
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    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


    ;)
     
  11. Jaffa_Whacka

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    I should change my name to Cats-5_Owners-5 :p Nice setup btw :)
     
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  12. King Mellow

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    Privatefirewall doesn't replace your Windows Firewall??
     
  13. Terry Ganzi

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    Hey!! Howz been ur experience with Linux. Heard great from some of my friends though have not tried myself.
     
  15. Cats-4_Owners-2

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

    *Laughing*:D Thanks! You are,without a doubt, the first & only Jaffa_Whacka I've met!!:)

    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
     
  16. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #16 Cats-4_Owners-2, Jun 12, 2014
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    Thank you, Terry. This meant lot coming from you!:cool:
     
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  17. Rahadian Putra

    Rahadian Putra Level 9

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    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
     
  18. vrb93

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    Good choice mate!
    I've got lubuntu on laptop, and mint cinnamon on desktop :)
    LINUX IS THE WAY :cool:
     
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    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. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #20 Cats-4_Owners-2, Jun 12, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
    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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