Latest Changes
Jul 15, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Kaspersky Free;
    CFW w/ CS settings;
    Appguard [Hardened.xml/Protected mode];
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • 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]
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Ad-guard for Windows, & SimpleDNScript
    Password Managers
  • Kaspersky Password Manager
  • Web Search
  • Searx
  • System Utilities
    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

    Level 10
    Verified
    • 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

    Level 63
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    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 :)
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    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
     

    Duotone

    Level 10
    Verified
    Removed:
    • Malwarebytes AE

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

    Level 10
    Verified
    @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

    Level 29
    Verified
    @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