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Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1607 (14393.693)
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    VooDooShield 3.51
    HitManPro.Alert 3.6.6-586
    Windows Firewall Control 4.9.2.0
    DeepArmor v36 (ever lurking)
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    HitMan Pro (Premium)
    Browsers and Extensions
    *Main Browser= FireFox
    NoScript
    AdGuard DNS
    AdGuard Premium
    LastPass
    *Backup Browser= Edge
    AdGuard DNS
    AdGuagd Premium
    Ublock
    LastPass
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    AdGuard Premium / NoScript
    Password Managers
  • LastPass
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuck Go / DuckDuck Go Homepage
  • System Utilities
    Kerish Dr. (Premium)
    Ccleaner (Lifetime) (browser cleaning only)
    Data Backup
    Macrium Reflect Home (Premium) Cloning
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    Reflect Home (Premium)
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    _CyberGhosT_

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    WARNING = If you don't practice safe browsing & safe clicking habits this config for Windows 10 may not suit your needs, emulate with caution
    NOTICE = My default OS is Linux Mint Cinnamon
    Firewall: FireJail
    AV: Sophos
    Browser: Firefox w/ NoScript, WebRTC, AdGuard (Premium), & LastPass
    DNS: Custom DNS Servers= AdGuard DNS
    Encryption: Encrypted Drive & Home folder
    Account: Local Account (non root)
    Backups: Lucky Backup
     
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    Exterminator

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    Consider using MBAM Premium as an on demand scanner only BTS is enough for real time protection.
    You could also add an additional on demand scanner such as ESET Online Scanner
    CCleaner or Privazer if not already installed
    Some type of backup solution
    If only for testing and you have another machine then you probably don't need all the above
     

    _CyberGhosT_

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    Thanks for the feedback,
    On my Main machine and Test I do use Ccleaner Pro from Piriform, I just didnt list it.
    I tried Glary and no auto cleaning for the browser.
    Norton Utilities has an extensive tool I like but again no auto cleaning option for browser.
    I have also found that another tool that is a must have for "cleaning or Uninstalling" is Revo Uninstaller Pro. PeAcE
     

    jamescv7

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    Good configuration, well better conduct system image of a clean state issue free system so if any application are causes the issue, you can revert back easily as possible.

    Likely if you have enough resources then you may conduct on virtual machine with the OS you want to test of programs. ;)
     

    JM Safe

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    Hi it is a good config, follow the other suggestions, they are very precious.
    In addition you can add a second browser and Collusion extension, which allows you to know which sites are tracking you!
    Then you can also add cyscon Phishing Protection, an extension avalaible for Firefox and Firefox-based browsers, which allows you to have a protection also against phishing and malicious sites!

    Thanks for sharing it ;)
     

    _CyberGhosT_

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    I am using BitDefender traffic light for the website tracking info, never heard of Cyscon would you recommend it over Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Jo Man ?
    If so I may give it a look see.

    EDIT:
    I gave it a peek (Cyscon), and I feel that utilizing Adguard (paid) as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium (for me) is sufficient, remember layering too much software can actually have an adverse effect.
    PeAcE
     
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    JM Safe

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    I am using BitDefender traffic light for the website tracking info, never heard of Cyscon would you recommend it over Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Jo Man ?
    If so I may give it a look see.

    EDIT:
    I gave it a peek (Cyscon), and I feel that utilizing Adguard (paid) as well as Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium (for me) is sufficient, remember layering too much software can actually have an adverse effect.
    PeAcE
    Ok bro, yes I think that Malware Anti-exploit is sufficient, BitDefender Traffic Light is nice for tracking protection ;)
     

    _CyberGhosT_

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    Ad Guard is a good option but it takes lot of CPU Usage.Other hand uBlock Origin is free and much better product.View attachment 97611
    PC usage is not an issue for me as I'm on a custom built DigitalStorm Gaming system.
    I do appreciate the heads up and advice though Mihir :)
    I also have a lifetime license so unless it starts failing me I won't be switching anytime soon.
    I have heard nothing but good things about uBlock Origin though from users here and if a time to switch does come, I think it would be a smart choice.
    PeAcE