Latest Changes
May 19, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
v1903 - always latest stable
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
Malware on a secure VM - Full Network and File isolation
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Qihoo 360 Total Security (Premium, always latest stable)
CheckMal AppCheck Anti-Ransomware (free, always latest stable)
Rising Personal Firewall (always latest stable)
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Qihoo 360 Total Security:
Action on threat detection: user decision
Monitor all files
PUP detection
Webcam protection: Always notify
Scan compressed files regardless of size
Protection mode: Custom (digital currency protection, scan files on execution, Avira Local Engine on)

Rising Personal Firewall:
Network Stealth - enable high-intensity interception (this may influence normal internet surfing)
Program Networking rules - unticked "Start Rising trust program intelligent recognition mode (to not auto-allow trusted programs like as windows services to call out without the need of user input - whitelist needed)
Start Module access check (when program module accesses network, prompt box to ask)
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Norton Power Eraser (free)
HitmanPro (free)
Browsers and Extensions
Brave Browser x64 (always latest stable)
Bitdefender TrafficLight for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
LastPass (always latest stable)
Web Privacy
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
Windscribe VPN (Pro) (always latest stable)
Password Management
LastPass with 2FA and limited to logins from Germany only
Default Web Search
System Utilities
Mister Group SystemExplorer
SysInternals TCPView
SysInternals AutoRuns
Data Backup
Personal files are backupped to external HDDs.
Frequency of Data backups
System Backup
None, as the personal files are backupped to external HDDs, in case of infection / system failure, the system is freshly installed
Frequency of System backups
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Online banking
Browsing web and email
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Malware testing
Download files from different sources
Office and work related tasks
Video or photography editing
Computer Specifications
View attachment 205333
SSD 120 GB


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As the PC is also used for online banking, a security check (TCPView, SystemExplorer, AutoRuns) before logging in into sensitive pages is done.
For extra security, 2FA is used whereever available, LastPass logins are limited.
Malware Testing is performed within ShadowDefender environment.
Because of that, the PC is free of any personal stuff, everything is backupped on eHDD after creation, and is only plugged in on demand and after security check.



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Great setup, thanks for sharing :)

Interesting tool but I see last update: 8.11.2014, does it work fine with Windows 1809? Thanks.
It checks SSL fingerprint through different network nodes and it 'only' needs outbound access (so add an allow rule in your firewall and you are good to go). It should not dig deep into the OS wth (undocumented) call back mechanisms as many anti-exec and HIPS programs do.. I use it on W10 1803.


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Very nice Config! Which engines does Tencent actually use?
Thank you :)

According to it's GUI:
  • Tencent Cloud Protection engine (it does work on execution and also seems to be related to Download Shield, which does not work with some 3rd party browsers like Brave, seems to be locked out from, it does not need any extension though) - Realtime Protection (Bitdefender engine will still check TEMP files and downloads for viruses and autoquarantine)
  • Tencent Antivirus Engine II (chinese version has been v3 for some time now, don't know why they don't upgrade in the international version)
  • Tencent System Repair Engine
  • Bitdefender engine (I couldn't tell any delay in updates, VT detections match those by the engine used in TC usually, it's a local engine, which does also work offline, expect a very long time to download signatures after first installation)

The Realtime Protection / on-demand scans seem to use Bitdefender engine only. Tencent Cloud and BB come into play on execution.

I also use SSLeye: SSL Eye Protects You From Prism | Eagle Eye Digital Solutions | Muscat Oman A free nifty MITM check. When all SSL hashes match, you can do online banking and shopping with ease of mind. It does not protect you as they claim, but warns you when SSL traffic is intercepted.
I will give it a try, thanks for letting me know :)

I'd remove TrafficLight. Otherwise superb config.
What's wrong with TL? It does not feel heavy on my browsing experience, and the webfilter is very good (haven't tried Avira and Norton ones for quite some time now)!
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