Cats-4_Owners-2 Security Config

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  1. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    There is probably some setting you can change in Emisoft to make ot more like an anti exe but you can always get Voodosheild at some point.
     
  2. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

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    Great addition there @Cats-4_Owners-2 ! :)
     
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  3. jadequest99

    jadequest99 Level 3

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  4. simbelmayne

    simbelmayne Level 3

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    Hope you'll find the best configuration
     
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  5. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    #245 Cats-4_Owners-2, Aug 21, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2016
    Removed -
    1. Firefox 64 bit (..though synced, and still in use elsewhere, on linux lubuntu & Mrs. Cat's Windows 10)
    2. Emsisoft Emergency Kit on C Drive (..seemed like overkill as a portable version is also retained on a flash drive)
    3. Zemana Antimalware Premium (It's on my wife's system in support of Windows Defender) ..whilst my system spends more time on the couch reclining in Shadow Mode!:cool: :p
    Installed -
    • Key Scrambler Personal (free version) I've deactivated it during start-ups, encrypts 'ALL' key entries, adding a further reach (imo) than HmpAlert's encryption alone. This for my greatest password concern, specifically the security for logging into LastPass itself. We've also added 2 step verification as well.
    • Switched from Local to Microsoft account.
    The facts of what prompted my removal of Emsisoft's Emergency Kit, and replacing the version installed on USB:
    While updating EEK in a Windows 8.1 VM, it displayed a constant loop, restarting it's update processes. Windows Defender stopped a :eek:malicious process (I only remember it contained "DOS" in it's name).

    Edit: I'd forgotten to share the removal of...
    • 4. Opera browser. I liked it, but I didn't use it very much anymore which also explains why I'd not thought to write about it. Oops!:p
     
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  6. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #246 Cats-4_Owners-2, Aug 22, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
    Removed - Microsoft Account,
    or more accurately:
    1. logged Off Microsoft, to
    2. log back On
    3. ...thus Switching (back to) - Local Account

    I'd actually been using a non-synced Microsoft account for quite a while, and remembered to include that one little tidbit of change on my post :rolleyes: (above),o_O but after reading Logethica's thread,
    Are these the 10 best Anti-Hacking Software?
    , I've decided to follow @hjlbx's and @exterminator20's not so:eek: little (after all) examples which insure far greater privacy!;) :D

    Thank you, gentlemen.:)
     
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  7. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    Removed - Pale Moon browser 64 bit

    Installed - Zemana Antilogger Premium & Cyberfox browser 64 bit

    Although it was more than a little hard for me to let go of Pale Moon (I confess, I'm a bit of a fanboy regardless of it's quirky incompatibilities with some extensions) now, I truly like the familiar speed and ease of Cyberfox; and with it's syncing with our old Firefox settings, setting up was a snap!:D
    Ironically, a hiccup with Zemana's not allowing me to type on the address line of Pale Moon was what prompted me to replace it with Cyberfox. When the problem continued, and carried over to Explorer, turning Zemana off, then on again (twice) ultimately rectified the problem.:rolleyes:
     
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  8. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Nice i do like both changes a lot, a very wise man indeed. ;)
     
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  9. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    Why thank you, @frogboy!!:):)

    By the way, ..I've just noticed, "Level 50" beneath your name is impressive and well deserved.:D
     
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  10. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Why thank you very much for such a nice comment my good friend. :D
     
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  11. Rebsat

    Rebsat Level 5

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    @Cats-4_Owners-2 Very Very strong config in the whole wolrd bro since you have EIS (The Monster) beside ZAL;) I wonder to know which 3rd Party Firewall are you still using alongside EIS? Could you please mention it? Thank you bro
     
  12. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    Hello @Rebsat. Thank you for these encouraging words "..very strong config...EIS (The Monster) Beside ZAL;)". The 3rd Party Firewall is, in fact, a part of Emsisoft's Internet Security Suite; and EIS's firewall is considered by many to be a favorite of satisfied users. I am pleased, now, to count myself as one among them!:):D
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Cats-4_Owners-2

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    #253 Cats-4_Owners-2, Sep 8, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2016
    Added - VoodooShield beta :):)

    Removed - Unauthorized execution of programs & files, and thusly unnecessary worry!:confused: :p

    It has actually been two days since I'd installed this very straightforward software. It is very stable with a nearly "set and forget" simplicity. Just opening the programs one uses is all that's required!:cool: I have heard nary a complaint from my wife which is a priceless victory!:D

    *Presently*, & while walking back to the computer, the VS Shield was blinking. It seems a command line activity I'd had nothing to do with in turn caused VS to prompt "allow" by clicking the window (if I'd initiated). I did nothing,o_O and the activity :eek:was blocked!:):)
    Special "Thanks" @Lucent Warrior for being our Vanguard of testing, and for encouragments both in written & in Video formats, and @frogboy for faithfully displaying the VoodooShield badge (so much like his smooth "frogboy" swimming within Windows 10) and by teaching through pure example!:D
     
  14. ElectricSheep

    ElectricSheep Level 12

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    I've noticed that myself, it has a 20 second countdown. If no action is taken by the user, it blocks it itself
     
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  15. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    Yes, isn't modern Voodoo great, @ElectricSheep!?:p
    Now, suddenly I feel as though all my connections are unbroken, and in https!:D
    *I've just come from reading your comment on exterminator20's Chrome 56 to Mark Some HTTP Pages as Insecure thread!;)
     
  16. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

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    LOL :D:p

    How do you like VS, my friend?
     
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  17. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    @King Mellow, I am liking it a lot!:):cool:

    I think even a partial quote of Lucent Warrior's says it best,
    "unless ...downloading programs several times a day, it will mainly be quiet and just protect the system, ..it literally whitelists your system, and anything new will not run unless you allow it."

    Plus there is currently an exciting Giveaway for the Pro Version! VoodooShield Pro Giveaway

    Edit: I've just seen you've already entered. Good luck, my friend!:D
     
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  18. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

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    I'm happy you like it. :) Though VS is quite annoying sometimes. lol

    Haha! Yeah. What about you? :) :D[/QUOTE]
     
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  19. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    I'd logged off, & was going to sleep because I have to be up tomorrow at 3:40 AM!:confused:
    ..and then it dawned on me, "What about me??", lol!:p:D

    Well, now I am entered; and shall bid you good night, my friend!:cool:
     
  20. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Now that gave me a very good chuckle, thanks my friend. :p
     
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