Latest Changes
Jan 19, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    System Architecture
    64-bit
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Disabled - Turned off by user
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    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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