Latest Changes
May 22, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Build Version
    1903
    System Architecture
    64-bit
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • Not available (Linux)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    None - No Malware on host PC or VM
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    • Bitdefender Antivirus +
    • OSArmor
    • Syshardened
    • Uncheky
    • Adguard desktop
    • CloudfareDNS
    • Sandboxie free (sometimes)
    Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
    Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Zemana free
    Browsers and Extensions
    Mozilla Firefox:
    • Grammarly
    • GNOME Shell (Linux)
    • Enhancer for Youtube
    • Translator (SailorMax)
    • HTTPS Everywhere
    • Bitdefender Anti-tracker
    • Bitdefender Wallet
    • Bitwarden
    • Firefox Lockwise


    Google Chrome (rarely): I use it virtualized.
    Web Privacy
    Adguard desktop
    Password Manager
    BitWarden
    Web Search
    DuckDuckGo
    System Utilities
    • Wisecare Pro
    • Soft Organizer
    • XnViewMP
    • FastStone
    • Clover
    Data Backup
    Paragon Backup & Recovery™ 17 Free
    Frequency of Data backups
    Daily
    System Backup
    AOMEI OneKey Recovery
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Computer Specifications
    • Medion H61H2
    • Intel i5-2320
    • NVIDIA Geforce GT620
    • 2 HD Western Digital 1 TB
    • External HD 1 GB for Backups

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    This is my config

    There are very few utilities, as I rarely use Windows.

    On Linux, I'm a Linux Mint 19 user with Cinnamon desktop. I block the incoming connections in the firewall and use FireJail when the occasion requires it.

    Nothing complicated, I'm an old dog and increasingly lazy to investigate.

    Thank you for your advice/comments :)
     

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    A little overkill. I dont think you need both OSArmor and SysHardener along with Trendmicro
    Mui bien config, MI carnalito! I think that trend and sys hardener sufficiënt. Gracias for sharing vato loco! ( nice to see you around Mt again :):cool:
    Well, I think you're right "only" 99.9%. o_O When I have downloaded certain programs from the internet with a java-based download manager (e.g. Xtreme downloader) OSA is a more paranoid way to be sure, as it is annoyingly incisive examining the downloads.
    Thanks @Mr.Wave nice to be in home again :)
     

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    Lately the internet pages took a long time to open, I have tried different browsers, uninstalling Adguard Desktop and in the end I had to change my real-time defense. So:

    Removed:
    • Trend Micro MaxiumSecurity
    • Sandboxie
    • OSArmor free
    Added:
    • Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    • SecureAplus
    Continued:
    • Adguard Desktop
    • SysHardened
    I know that uninstalling OSArmor is not necessary, but I am a romantic and I have always loved SecureAPlus, having everyone at once is unnecessary.
    Another good thing about SecureAPlus is that I don't need on-demand scanners. My active engines are all except Clam, Total defense and QuickHeal.

    Thank you for reading it, any comment is welcome. Have a nice day
     
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    Mr.Wave

    Level 17
    Lately the internet pages took a long time to open, I have tried different browsers, uninstalling Adguard Desktop and in the end I had to change my real-time defense. So:

    Removed:
    • Trend Micro MaxiumSecurity
    • Sandboxie
    • OSArmor free
    Added:
    • Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    • SecureAplus
    Continued:
    • Adguard Desktop
    • SysHardened
    I know that uninstalling OSArmor is not necessary, but I am a romantic and I have always loved SecureAPlus, having everyone at once is unnecessary.
    Another good thing about SecureAPlus is that I don't need on-demand scanners. My active engines are all except Clam, Total defense and QuickHeal.

    Thank you for reading it, any comment is welcome. Have a nice day

    I keep wonder when your Spanish romantic tactics will lead you to your highschool sweetheart zonealarm again.... I know you have had a big crush on her too in the past  :eek::p:love::love: nice changes bro, but weird that trend may be the culperate on your browsing hangups....it is supposed to be an ultralight cloud based av.
     

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    I keep wonder when your Spanish romantic tactics will lead you to your highschool sweetheart zonealarm again.... I know you have had a big crush on her too in the past  :eek::p:love::love: nice changes bro, but weird that trend may be the culperate on your browsing hangups....it is supposed to be an ultralight cloud based av.
    hahaha! You know me too well. In fact, I have thought about the possibility of having a combo between ZoneAlarm Firewall + Comodo Cloud, but in Windows 10 I don't think it's necessary, but boy, ZoneAlarm was the prettiest girl in high school :love::love: and I don't think I've behaved well with her. She doesn't deserve my forgetfulness.
    On the other hand, I am the first surprised, Trend Micro has behaved like a champion on my computer until a few days ago, I intend to reinstall it a couple of times a month until that delay has been corrected.

    A hug my dear friend
     

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    Hi friends :)

    Added:

    • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
    Do I really need it? The answer is simple: No... but I love it.

    I'm trying Uranium free Backup, it doesn't look bad, I guess I'll "play" with it a few days before deciding if I add it to my "resident defensive team".

    Thanks for reading and for your pieces of advice. Have a nice day :)
     

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    regreso-al-futuro.jpg

    Removed:
    • Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    • ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
    • Aomei Backupper PRO
    Added:
    • Sandboxie
    • ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus
    • Paragon Backup & Recovery™ 17 Free
    Continued:
    • Adguard Desktop
    • SysHardened

    Back to the Future.

    I'm going back to my old and dear configuration. Now the ZoneAlarm suite runs smoothly on my computer, there are no delays or lags at any time.

    A curious thing is that if you install the free firewall, it will silently install an anti-ransomware component and then you can install the antivirus module, so you would have all services covered, :cool: but if you install the free suite does not appear in the anti-ransomware component anywhere :confused: and no, ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus cannot do anything against ransomware. :rolleyes: that's why I recommend installing it by modules or using it whit OSArmor or SecureAPlus because they are excellent travel companions.

    Changing the Backup software has been due to ... the truth is that I don't know, I just wanted to test how it works. It has only made a couple of copies, but it is fast, flexible ... is a very good option ... or so I think

    P.S. By the way, am I the only one who likes the ZoneAlarm GUI?

    P.S. 2 If I continue with this retro philosophy, I will have to locate my old 5 1/4" floppy disk drive. :D
     
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    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    Hi :)
    Because with ZoneAlarm it is very difficult to listen to the radio online (I mean programs already broadcast, live yes works well), I had to uninstall it.

    Giving VoodooShield a new chance.

    The first thing I want to say is that internet pages open very fast, in fact, almost as fast as Linux.

    I don't know if Comodo Cloud + VoodooShield can be a little redundant, what do you think?

    Removed:
    • ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus
    • Sandboxie
    • SecureAPlus
    Added:
    • VoodooShield
    • Comodo Cloud Antivirus
     
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    oldschool

    Level 29
    Verified
    Maybe a little redundant but Comodo has weak web filter, and I would still use VS. I don't ever see myself not using VS in any setup. :D I think you should run this for a while and see what you think. Maybe add a browser extension like Emsi, Malwarebytes or WDBP.

    Stay safe, not paranoid.
     

    Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)

    Level 1
    Verified
    Changes:

    Removed:
    • VoodooShield
    • Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    Added:
    • Bitdefender Antivirus + (Recently won here, in MT, through a giveaway. Thanks again :love:)
    • OSArmor free
    • Sandboxie


    Bitdefender Antivirus + really runs smoothly on my system. It is true that it consumes quite a lot of RAM

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    But I have 8 Gbs, so it's not an issue for me to worry about. What's important is that it opens the pages of the Internet very quickly, as well as my applications, games, and so on.
    I'm using it for only two days, the GUI is very practical, everything is where it should be and something very important for non-English speakers is that it is very well translated

    Thanks for reading, any advice or comment is welcome
     

    Mr.Wave

    Level 17
    Changes:

    Removed:
    • VoodooShield
    • Comodo Cloud Antivirus
    Added:
    • Bitdefender Antivirus + (Recently won here, in MT, through a giveaway. Thanks again :love:)
    • OSArmor free
    • Sandboxie


    Bitdefender Antivirus + really runs smoothly on my system. It is true that it consumes quite a lot of RAM

    View attachment 215126

    But I have 8 Gbs, so it's not an issue for me to worry about. What's important is that it opens the pages of the Internet very quickly, as well as my applications, games, and so on.
    I'm using it for only two days, the GUI is very practical, everything is where it should be and something very important for non-English speakers is that it is very well translated

    Thanks for reading, any advice or comment is welcome
    Congratz for winning a license vato!
    Disfrútalo y diviértete! Que tengas un buen fin de semana!