SECURE: BASIC Danielx64's 2018 security configuration

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Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
Fall Creators Update
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Check for Updates only - User interaction for download and installation
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen
User Account
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
No - Malware is avoided where possible
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
ESET IS
Security Protection settings
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Browsers and Extensions
Portable Firefox
Web Privacy
Adguard
Password Management
Stickypasswords
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
CCleaner
Personal data Backup
Copy paste changed files
Intervals between Personal data backups
Disk Imaging Backup
O&O Drive image
Intervals between System Image backups
Occasionally
May 29, 2017
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Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
ESET
#2
Reconfig your ESET for better HIPS and Firewall
ESET Internet Security - Ransomware Protection Setup
ESET Internet Security 10 : Recommended settings
Instead of setting HIPS to interactive, Smart mode is enough for normal safe usage.

Add AOMEI or Rollback Rx to your setup will make rebuilding machine and backup much less of a hassle (especially Rollback Rx because it saved my arse more than once per month)

Also add more 2nd opinion scanner. It doesn't hurt to have more of those (EEK, HitmanPro, Zemana)
 

harlan4096

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Staff member
AV-Tester
Apr 28, 2015
3,045
23,979
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#7
@Danielx64: follow already mentioned suggestions about backup practices... You may keep O&O DiskImage 12 Pro but making regular backups of Your system.

About on demands scanners, consider to add ZAM Free, Norton Power Eraser and EmsiSoft Emergency Kit.

Thanks for sharing :)
 
Mar 24, 2017
429
1,774
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
ESET
#8
@harlan4096 and @Exterminator, could you please tell me why this topic is marked as caution while my other one is marked as secure?

SECURE - Danielx64's security configuration

One suggestion, you could use Macrium reflect for backup instead of O&O DiskImage 12 Pro because Macrium reflect is very fast and reliable.
While I could switch to Macrium, I rather not put $$ down the drain after spending good money on a bundle. Thank you for the seggestion though :) (One good thing about O&O is that there is no product activation in their software unlike AOMEI or Rollback Rx).

Regarding HTTPS Everywhere, does it make much of a different when most sites are on HTTPS nowdays?

I'll look at adding a second on demand scanner, but that may be a boot USB though.
 
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harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
AV-Tester
Apr 28, 2015
3,045
23,979
Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
#9
@Danielx64: I usually tag temporally as Caution in general some config when: no SmartSrceen enabled or no image system backup solution in system (making frequent backups)...

You have O&O DiskImage 12 Pro, but running weekly or monthly image backups of the system?

In general Your config is secure :)
 
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Mar 24, 2017
429
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Operating System
Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
ESET
#10
You have O&O DiskImage 12 Pro, but running weekly or monthly image backups of the system?
When I'm installing majour software (software that install dirvers deep into the system or software large like Office) or when installing updates via msu files then I will make a backup. So that once per month if not every 2 months. I store my data on a different drive as well.

@Danielx64: I usually tag temporally as Caution in general some config when: no SmartSrceen enabled or no image system backup solution in system (making frequent backups)...
Thank you for the head up :)
 
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