Latest changes
May 2, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Linux or Unix
OS build or version
Manjaro KDE
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Manual check for updates
User Access Control
Not applicable to macOS or Linux
Firewall and Network protection
Built-in Firewall is active
User permissions
Standard account
User account
Local account only
Sign-in options
  • Account Password
  • Malware exposure
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Is Linux!
    Modified security settings
    Hardening Chromium
    Periodic scanners
    N/A
    Browser and Extensions
    Chromium
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Adguard
    Redirector
    Skip Redirect
    WDBP
    Password manager
    My Brain
    Search engine
    Google
    Maintenance tools
    Pacman
    Pamac
    Manjaro Settings Manager
    Photos and Files backup
    N/A
    File Backup schedule
    No data backups
    Backup and Restore
    Timeshift
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Playing computer games
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    N/A

    silversurfer

    Level 60
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Malware Hunter
    What is your reason to use Web-Protection/Web-filtering by Forticlient instead of using Web-Shield by Avast?
    Forticlient probably has more effective web-filtering but you are more risky running into incompatibility issues between Avast and Forticlient...
     

    Chri.Mi

    Level 7
    In this way all web sites with good reputation are allowed (unrated,etc, blocked by default), there is no web protection in my opinion can be compared with this feature. I consider like a default deny web protection approach, only trusted site allowed. There is no incompatibility with avast with only file protection
     
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    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @Chri.Mi:

    You may set UAC to Always Notify.

    In Data BackUp, consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.

    In Virus and Malware Removal Tools, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit and HitManPro Free.

    A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
     

    Chri.Mi

    Level 7
    @Chri.Mi:

    You may set UAC to Always Notify.

    In Data BackUp, consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.

    In Virus and Malware Removal Tools, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit and HitManPro Free.

    A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
    UAC Changed
    I dont have any Data, i just use pc for play, watch streams,etc so there is no point to data backup
    Added suggested Tools (but i still think will no be infected with my setup)
    My brain is k for remember the low number of password i use xD
     

    LDogg

    Level 31
    Verified
    As i think you know you can choose what components you wish to install at the installation process, he may not have the Web Shield component installed or it maybe turn off, the first would element any issues between the two. Same process can be done with Forticlient, you can choose which components you want installed, but I have a feeling you already this as you're knowledgeable on this aspect.

    What is your reason to use Web-Protection/Web-filtering by Forticlient instead of using Web-Shield by Avast?
    Forticlient probably has more effective web-filtering but you are more risky running into incompatibility issues between Avast and Forticlient...
    With backup, regardless if there is no data on there, you can still make a Image Backup encase something goes wrong, you can backup all your steam, games etc, and load it back quickly.

    Extensions:
    - Smart HTTPS isn't needed as all main website employ HTTPS as standard, even MWT has HTTPS by default
    - Ghostery isn't needed if you already have uBlock Origin, would essentially be blocked the same ads & trackers whilst talking up more CPU
    - Poper Blocker is a privacy nightmare but this is optional if you wish to keep this or not


    Everything else to me looks decent, ty for sharing.

    ~LDogg
     

    imuade

    Level 11
    Verified
    In this way all web sites with good reputation are allowed (unrated,etc, blocked by default), there is no web protection in my opinion can be compared with this feature. I consider like a default deny web protection approach, only trusted site allowed. There is no incompatibility with avast with only file protection
    Great choice :)
    Since you are using Chromium Edge, if one day you get into any problem, you can think about replacing FortiClient with Blocksi extension, it can also block untreated websites Blocksi Web Filter
     

    Chri.Mi

    Level 7
    As i think you know you can choose what components you wish to install at the installation process, he may not have the Web Shield component installed or it maybe turn off, the first would element any issues between the two. Same process can be done with Forticlient, you can choose which components you want installed, but I have a feeling you already this as you're knowledgeable on this aspect.



    With backup, regardless if there is no data on there, you can still make a Image Backup encase something goes wrong, you can backup all your steam, games etc, and load it back quickly.

    Extensions:
    - Smart HTTPS isn't needed as all main website employ HTTPS as standard, even MWT has HTTPS by default
    - Ghostery isn't needed if you already have uBlock Origin, would essentially be blocked the same ads & trackers whilst talking up more CPU
    - Poper Blocker is a privacy nightmare but this is optional if you wish to keep this or not


    Everything else to me looks decent, ty for sharing.

    ~LDogg
    I use Macrium for backup daily, so i am covered with data (that for me is not so important). Full backup on sunday, differential others days. How i replied on other thread, i use 2 local disk 1 for S.O. 1 for backup. So i can restore from normal Windows access, from wim image if my windows become inaccessible, and if i have to format i install windows again and macrium and recover from backup partition.
    Extensions:
    Some sites i use for watch streams work only on http so i just whitelist to use http and force https on rest.
    I may wrong but i read in this site ghostery have some sort of autolearn mechanism for block tracker and pubblicity, so i disabled all them by default (with option to block all new trackers).
    Ublock origin is with 0 filters just for some cosmetics errors made by ghostery.
    I am talking of popup blocker strict not poper blocker, are u sure we are talking the same product?
     
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    LDogg

    Level 31
    Verified
    I use Macrium for backup daily, so i am covered with data (that for me are not so important). Full backup on sunday, differential others days. How i replied on others threads, i use 2 local disk 1 for S.O. 1 for backup. So i can restore from normal Windows access, from wim image if my windows become inaccessible, and if i have to format i install windows again and macrium and recover from backup partition.
    Extensions:
    Some sites i use for streams work only on http so i just whitelist to use http and force https on rest.
    I may wrong but i read in this site ghostery have some sort of autolearn mechanism for block tracker and pubblicity, so i disabled all them by default (with option to block all new trackers).
    Ublock origin is with 0 filters just for some cosmetics errors made by ghostery.
    I am talking of popup blocker strict not poper blocker, are u sure we are talking the same product?
    I'm very tired and misread you, you don't have poper blocker on there, I do apologies.
    uBlock Orgin imo would be a better adblocker than Ghostery by itself, but this is up to you in order of the way you would like your system to be.
     

    CyberTech

    Level 29
    Verified
    Hehe dont worry Ldogg,
    Honestly if i use ublock with all filters enabled there are always much more banners, ads, then just with ghostery.

    View attachment 238550

    If i understand correctly ghostery have some sort of heuristics (in some way better then privacy badger) for block tracking. Or i am wrong?
    Check this out and happy learning :)
     

    Chri.Mi

    Level 7
    Thk u, but i dont like much to use those custom rules, many site use third party items, so make 50x or more rules is not what i am looking for, is the same reason why i dont use noscript, even if it can give more granular control. The extensions i use give me a perfect results without much work.

    Added Popper Stopper Pro for block some popunder
     

    CyberTech

    Level 29
    Verified
    Thk u, but i dont like much to use those custom rules, many site use third party items, so make 50x or more rules is not what i am looking for, is the same reason why i dont use noscript, even if it can give more granular control. The extensions i use give me a perfect results without much work.
    Ah alright sir, i think AdGuard is right for you its easy to use it. disable uBlock Origin and install AdGuard and see if they block ads, banner, etc :)
     

    Chri.Mi

    Level 7
    Adguard fail to block some Antiadblocker mechanism, even if i try to manual select them.
    One example are site that ublock can filter like this
    blablabla > div:nth-of-type(3)
     
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