Latest Changes
Jan 1, 2019
Operating System
Windows 7 SP1
Windows Edition
Home
Build
7601
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Not applicable (Windows 7)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
ESET Internet Security + AppGuard
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Not needed
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome with AdGuard
Web Privacy
F-Secure Freedome VPN
Password Management
brain.exe
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities
BleachBit + SysHardener
Data Backup
External HDD
Frequency of Data backups
Daily
System Backup
Windows Backup & Restore
Frequency of System backups
Rarely
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Browsing web and email
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Computer Specifications
i5 7600K
ASRock Z270 Taichi
16GB Ram
Galax GTX 1070 Ti
1TB SSD

devjit2018

Level 8
ESET and AppGuard damn, that's a fortress. Personally I wouldn't use CCleaner and would use something like Bleachbit but that's just my love for FOSS and staying as far away from Avast and their telemetry as possible. Mind PMing me those ESET rules?
I'll PM you my ESET configuration file. I have CCleaner blocked by ESET Firewall. You are right indeed friend, AppGuard and ESET make a solid combo while being extremely light.
 
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devjit2018

Level 8
Thanks for sharing! Might check it out since it’ll save time entering each rule. They definitely could streamline the interface.
I would recommend you to use SysHardener to tighten the security of your OS. SysHardener combined with these rules should be a great combo. Just make sure to disable script execution in SysHardener and enable constraint mode in powershell. Also use a good adblocker for your browsers since often users get infected by clicking malicious ads.
 

blackice

Level 1
I would recommend you to use SysHardener to tighten the security of your OS. SysHardener combined with these rules should be a great combo. Just make sure to disable script execution in SysHardener and enable constraint mode in powershell. Also use a good adblocker for your browsers since often users get infected by clicking malicious ads.
I actually was planning on downloading syshardener to go along with this already! So that supports my thinking. And I have been running uBlock Origin for quite some time to handle ads.

In terms of HIPS prompts when installing software, is it a large amount or just a few?
 

devjit2018

Level 8
Normally HIPS shouldn't alert you Unless the installer needs to access regsvr32, cscript/wscript, powershell, mshta and wmic. Since these are most commonly abused by malware, I have set HIPS to monitor their execution.