Latest Changes
Jan 19, 2019
Operating System
Windows 8
Windows Edition
Pro
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Disabled - Safety mechanisms are turned off
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
Kaspersky Internet Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Kaspersky Internet Security
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox and Chrome
Web Privacy
None
System Utilities
CCleaner
Data Backup
Acronis True image
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Macrium Home edition, Diskimage
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Computer Activity
Browsing web and email
Download files from different sources
Office and work related tasks
Computer Specifications
Toshiba, 6 Gb RAM, 500 Gb hard drive
Staff Notes

This setup configuration may put your device at risk .
We don't recommend that other members use this setup. We cannot not be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.

JiSingh12

Level 3
Any reason for using Windows 8?

I would always recommend atleast an Adblocker like Nano Adblocker or Ublock for your browsers to keep away phishing attempts, ads, malware + malvertising, etc.

Also an on demand virus removal tool like Malwarebytes, or ZAM, or EEK.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Verified
@DTA2017:
  • Specify the exact version number of KIS.
  • Enable SmartScreen in Windows 8.
  • A VPN service in Web Privacy and a PassWord Manager would be welcome.
  • As Virus and Malware Removal Tools: you may add ZAM Free, HitMan.Pro Free, MalwareBytes 4 Windows Free.
Thanks for sharing :giggle:
 
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LDogg

Level 28
Verified
This setup is certainly on the basic side of being unsecured. I would enable Smartscreen, it's free and built into Windows 8. I would also suggest adding Nano Adblocker or uBlock Origin to your Web browser, don't worry about adding something like Emsisoft Browser Security here, Kasperksy is well known for its robust Web protection.

Lastly I think a VPN wouldn't hurt, Windscribe Free has a great 10GB plan out the box and doesn't leak your IP address.

~LDogg
 
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