Latest Changes
Feb 15, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1803
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    No Dim Desktop
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • Not available (Linux)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus
    Acronis Ransomware Protection
    X-Virus Anti-Malware
    SecureAPlus

    :emoji_v:
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    None.
    Browsers and Extensions
    Google Chrome: HTTPS Everywhere (Forced encrypted connections) Nano Ad blocker (Custom settings), Netcraft, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials, Decentraleyes, Nano Defender, Privacy Possum Bitwarden.

    Edge: Trend Micro Security, Nano Ad blocker (beta) (Custom settings), Bitwarden
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Custom DNS settings.
    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden
  • System Utilities
    BleachBit (beta)
    Data Backup
    None.
    Frequency of Data backups
    None
    System Backup
    None.
    Frequency of System backups
    None
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    Hewlett Packard
    very old = dinosaur machine :p
    RAM: 4gb
    HDD: 300gb SATA
    Staff Notes

    This setup configuration is not recommended for most users.
    We don't recommend that you copy this setup for your system unless you understand the security implications. We cannot not be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.

    This setup may cause performance issues, system instability or conflicts between programs, and can hinder the effectiveness of all installed antivirus products.

    This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.

    bribon77

    Level 28
    Verified
    Hey all,

    Here's my config for 2019!

    Let me know if you have suggestions (especially for free backup software)

    Cheers!
    I think you have too many programs in real time, I would leave only Kas...
    I also suggest a backup program that I use and recommend Macrium Reflect Free.
    And finally I recommend programs for occasional scans. Kit Emsisoft and Zemana antimalware.
    Thanks for sharing.:giggle:
     
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    stefanos

    Level 24
    Verified
    Many security products in real time without reason. Your pc is very old = dinosaur machine :p RAM: 4gb. With all this programs is turtle.
    Acronis Ransomware Protection and X-Virus Anti-Malware is very weak programs and you not need. Kapersky free alone is very good for protection and against ransomware. I f you want combo for extra protection use NoVirusThanks OSArmor and you are super secure. You need Virus and Malware Removal Tools plus for pup and adware detection. Malware bytes free and zemana antimalware free. Backup program Aomei free or Macrium Reflect Free. Thanks for sharing(y)
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    I don't think the X-Virus Anti Malware or Acronis Ransomware Protection are needed. All your need is Kaspersky, good browsing habits & a backup solution, you're then good to go.

    With backup solution my recommendation would be Macrium Reflect, this product is free and easy to use.

    ~LDogg
     

    harlan4096

    Level 63
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @Elmo's Jackhammer 95:
    • Set UAC to Default, at least.
    • As already commented by previous users, You have an overkill here in real-time protection. I would keep KFA2019 + NVT OSA and/or NVT SysHardened (Suggested Tweaks) or KFA2019 + SecureAPlus (disabling the cloud multi-engine and offline antivirus) and using the Default Deny/Lock Down module (very powerful).
    • Please add an Image SystemBackUp Solution: already commented Macrium Reflect Free, or AOMEI Backupper, would be welcome, both are free and reliable.
    • For Virus and Malware Removal Tools, I would add: MalwareBytes Free, ZAM
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:
     

    Cats-4_Owners-2

    Level 37
    Verified
    Trusted
    As privacy is ever a concern (if you have not already done this)
    1. On your computer, open Chrome.
    2. At the top right, click More
      More
      and then
      Settings.
    3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
    4. Under "Privacy and security," click Content settings
      and then
      Cookies.
    5. Turn Allow sites to save and read cookie data on or off.
    Block cookies from other sites
    You can allow cookies from the site you visit, while blocking cookies from other sites that own ads or images on the webpage. To block these third-party cookies, turn on Block third-party cookies.
    All cookies and site data from other sites will be blocked, even if the site is allowed on your exceptions list.
    Source: Clear, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome - Computer - Google Chrome Help

    Thank you for sharing your set up.

    PS I like your Username, it made me smile. See? > :D