Cats-4_Owners-2 Security Config

Most recent changes
Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
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 (Windows 10)
User Account
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
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
Data Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of Data backups
None
System 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! ;)
Frequency of System backups
None

Cats-4_Owners-2

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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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Cats-4_Owners-2

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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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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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@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
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
 

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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
 
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Added - VoodooShield beta

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*, Walking back to the computer, the 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
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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LOL :D:p

How do you like VS, my friend?
@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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I'm happy you like it. :) Though VS is quite annoying sometimes. lol

Haha! Yeah. What about you? :) :D
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: