SECURE: Complete Duotone's Laptop Config 2018

Most recent changes
Jul 15, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default - For App installs & Modify system settings
Device Firewall
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
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Free;
CFW w/ CS settings;
Appguard [Hardened.xml/Protected mode];
Security Protection settings
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Zemana Anti-Malware and USB Fix
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome
[Tunnel Bear Blocker, Smart HTTPS, Kaspersky Protection, and KPM
Slimjet
[Tunnel Bear Blocker, Privacy Possum& Smart HTTPS, Kaspersky protection and KPM]
Web Privacy
Ad-guard for Windows, & SimpleDNScript
Password Management
Kaspersky Password Manager
Default Web Search
Searx
System Utilities collection
Privazer, Ashampoo, WinOptimizer, HDD Sentinel, Disk Fresh & Perfect Disk
Data Backup
OneDrive
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of System backups
Regularly

Duotone

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#1
  • Currently not using Sandboxie for browsers trying it for a month or so, although I'm using it to install software's in the sandbox for those software's I don't regularly use;
  • Had VS uninstalled still have a year in my current license like the AI and VT scanner, if not for AG would consider it my main protection. Really great for decision making maybe reinstall it after a month;
  • Also removed OSA as I'm using Appguard Hardened.xml;
  • HMPA already expired had no other option than MBAE;
  • CFW for monitoring connections, auto-sandbox is a bonus since removing OSA; and
  • Shadow defender for testing purposes.
 
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harlan4096

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It seems an overkill config:
CFW w/ CS settings;
Appguard [Hardened.xml/Protected];
MBAE[Beta]
I would keep CFW (CS's settings) or AppGuard... and remove MBAE...

You may also add EmsiSoft Emerg. Kit as on demand scan.

And consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices.

A PassWord Manger is always welcome.

Thanks for sharing Your config :)
 

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LDogg

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For Chrome extensions use the following in conjunction:

- Cookie Auto-Delete
- Netcraft - Comprehensive blocking of PUP sites
- Privacy Possum
- Scriptsafe or Script Defender
- Malwarebytes Extension or Windows Defender Browser Extension
- uBlock Origin or Nano Adblocker w/ Nano Defender as an alternative to AdGuard

Security:
- Syshardener 1.5 - complements WD & your system for further security enhancements
- Windscribe Free VPN

Rest of your configuration is spot on, thanks for sharing!

~LDogg
 

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#5
Removed:
  • Malwarebytes AE

Added:
  • WD browser extension [Chrome]
  • WD browser extension, & Privacy Possum [Slimjet]
 
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Duotone

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@LDogg Thanks for the suggestion...
Added a few of of your suggestion WD Browser for one. Can't recall which conflicted to Privacy Possum(HTTPS Everywhere or ScriptSafe) so I stopped using it, although testing it now with TBB. Switched from ScriptSafe to TBB just because its easy to use, and forgot to mention I'm using Adguard for Windows.
 
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LDogg

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@LDogg Thanks for the suggestion...
Added a few of of your suggestion WD Browser for one. Can't recall which conflicted to Privacy Possum(HTTPS Everywhere or ScriptSafe) so I stopped using it, although testing it now with TBB. Switched from ScriptSafe to TBB just because its easy to use, and forgot to mention I'm using Adguard for Windows.
More than likely HTTPS Everywhere conflicted, as I don't use it. As I believe it to be redundant in 2018 :p

~LDogg
 

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#10
Removed: Immunet, SMADAV and Last Pass Extension

Added: Kaspersky Free + Kaspersky Password Manager + USB Free(on demand)
 

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smadav hmmm, are you indonesian ?
Nope Filipino, friend of mine just suggested it to me, its quite good but I already have so many protection running that a USB cleaner is what I only needed.
 
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