Latest changes
Jan 1, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
OS version
2004
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with associated Microsoft ID
Account log-in
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender AV/FW built in protection
    RTP configuration
    Hard_Configurator at Recommended Configuration. FirewallHardening with H_C Recommended Rules and MS Rules presets., ConfigureDefender set to High
    Periodic scanners
    Malwarebytes Free
    Browser and Add-ons
    Microsoft Edge (Chromium)
    Bitdefender TrafficLight, UBlock Origin
    Tweaked Anti-Exploit settings for Chromium Edge (see change-log for link)
    Privacy tools and VPN
    UBlock Origin (Tweaked Medium Mode as per: Browser Add-on - uBlockOrigin flexible modes )
    Password manager
    KeePassXC
    Search engine
    Bing & Google
    Maintenance tools
    BleachBit
    Photos and Files backup
    Macrium Reflect (Free)
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Macrium Reflect (Free) to External HD Monthly
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per month
    Computer Activity
  • Playing computer games
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Computer Specifications
    Acer Aspire E15
    Intel Core i3-400SU
    Intel HD Graphics 4400
    12 Gig DDR 11 RAM
    1TB HDD
    Your changelog
    19/09/2020 - Changed from Windows Mail to Thuderbird 78.2.2

    08/09/2020 - Tweaked Chromium Edge Anti-Exploit settings: SECURITY: Complete - ErzCrz Simple Strong Protection

    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    You may set UAC to Always Notify, also consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.

    As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", EmsiSoft Emergengy and HitManPro Free.

    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :giggle:
     

    ErzCrz

    Level 6
    Verified
    Just updating configuration and auditing my setup. Still finding this variation of UBO in Medium mode the best setup for me and added BitDefender Traffic Light again. This is because of the latest Russian and China hacking stuff going on though I myself have no reason to be a target, just normal UK user. If I was being super paranoid, I'd be tempted to have a fresh go at Comodo but it became more time consuming than it was worth for me. I might look to see if H_C Recommended needs further tweaking but suggestions welcome. Default deny is obviously the key as is usability.
     

    Nautilus

    Level 1
    Nice light setup , but some suggestions I would switch your webfilter with something like emsisoft webfilter , or the one from malwarebytes becuause they are better traficlight , you can pair it up with netcraft for extra phising protection . I would not trust one drive or ms backup , switch to macrium free , way more reliable when the .... hits the fan. also what do you want from comodo , just the firewall I presume? you can install it with @cruelsister settings , this will only take a minute or 2 to setup and will make your pc / laptop like a fortress ( without those annoying / confusing popups ) thanks for sharing your config.
     

    Gandalf_The_Grey

    Level 34
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Emsisoft is too light and allows partial downloads of malware, just like SmartScreen in Edge.
    Malwarebytes is too heavy.
    Netcraft is great but just for phishing.
    IMO Bitdefender TrafficLight is the best extension for both malware and phishing.
    Test were done here:
    Latest one:
    @Evjl's Rain Care to do another test?
    To see if things have changed over time.
     

    ErzCrz

    Level 6
    Verified
    Nice light setup , but some suggestions I would switch your webfilter with something like emsisoft webfilter , or the one from malwarebytes becuause they are better traficlight , you can pair it up with netcraft for extra phising protection . I would not trust one drive or ms backup , switch to macrium free , way more reliable when the .... hits the fan. also what do you want from comodo , just the firewall I presume? you can install it with @cruelsister settings , this will only take a minute or 2 to setup and will make your pc / laptop like a fortress ( without those annoying / confusing popups ) thanks for sharing your config.
    Thanks. I'll look at those other webfilters and netcraft. I downloaded Macrium Free but not got around to doing a backup test with it yet.

    I used to do a lot of tweaks with Comodo but yeah, I would probably just go down the @cruelsister setup with just the firewall for better firewall protection if I were going to go down that route though you have to setup the IPv6 rules manually.

    Erz
     

    ErzCrz

    Level 6
    Verified
    Emsisoft is too light and allows partial downloads of malware, just like SmartScreen in Edge.
    Malwarebytes is too heavy.
    Netcraft is great but just for phishing.
    IMO Bitdefender TrafficLight is the best extension for both malware and phishing.
    Test were done here:
    Latest one:
    @Evjl's Rain Care to do another test?
    To see if things have changed over time.
    Lots of options, it would be good to see some more up-to-date testing on BDTL but I'm giving it a go and doing some research ;)
     

    security123

    Level 23
    Verified
    IMO Bitdefender TrafficLight is the best extension for both malware and phishing.
    Test were done here:
    Latest one:
    @Evjl's Rain Care to do another test?
    To see if things have changed over time.
    How does it compare to AdGuard extension?
     

    Vitali Ortzi

    Level 20
    Verified
    Please no defrag nonsense for SSDs. Windows handle this at best way. Their is no reason to use any such tools.
    Same for memory caching.
    I'm not taking about defraging an SSD since SSD work differently.

    But memory caching can help with some workloads but not many and usually unoptimized ones .
     

    Gandalf_The_Grey

    Level 34
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    How does it compare to AdGuard extension?
    The latest with the AdGuard extension is an old one, but it didn't do so good:
    It's the same when I used to test all the links @Evjl's Rain shared in that thread.
    If I remember correctly AdGuard didn't block more than three in any test.
     

    ErzCrz

    Level 6
    Verified
    Just a quick update to my uBlock Origin setup.

    1. I've subscribed to Default filters, imported top new Top3000 list ( https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Kees1958/W3C_annual_most_used_survey_blocklist/master/Top3000 )

    2. Amended my Static Filters to include blocking obsolete flash and ping (thanks to @Lenny_Fox ):

    So my static filters are now:

    ! Block (obselete flash) plugins and (hyperling auditing & sending beacons) pings
    ||*$object,ping
    ! Block insecure third-party content except stylesheet, image and media
    ||HTTP://*$3p,~stylesheet,~image,~media
    !
    ! Block all on much abused generic TLD's. The TLD is between ||* and ^$, e.g. ||*.BID^$
    !
    ||*.bid^$all
    ||*.buzz^$all
    ||*.club^$all
    ||*.country^$all
    ||*.date^$all
    ||*.download^$all
    ||*.gdn^$all
    ||*.host^$all
    ||*.icu^$all
    ||*.jetz^$all
    ||*.kim^$all
    ||*.loan^$all
    ||*.men^$all
    ||*.mobi^$all
    ||*.mom^$all
    ||*.party^$all
    ||*.pics^$all
    ||*.racing^$all
    ||*.ren^$all
    ||*.rest^$all
    ||*.review^$all
    ||*.ryukyu^$all
    ||*.science^$all
    ||*.sex^$all
    ||*.shop^$all
    ||*.site^$all
    ||*.stream^$all
    ||*.top^$all
    ||*.trade^$all
    ||*.vip^$all
    ||*.wang^$all
    ||*.win^$all
    ||*.work^$all
    ||*.xin^$all
    ||*.xxx^$all
    ||*.xyz^$all
    @@||email.ionos.co.uk*^$all,domain=ionos.co.uk
    !
    ! Block all on much abused country code TLD's. The TLD is between ||* and ^$, e.g. ||*.AM^$
    !
    ||*.am^$all
    ||*.cc^$all
    ||*.cf^$all
    ||*.cn^$all
    ||*.fm^$all
    ||*.ga^$all
    ||*.gg^$all
    ||*.ki^$all
    ||*.kp^$all
    ||*.la^$all
    ||*.ml^$all
    ||*.pw^$all
    ||*.ru^$all
    ||*.tk^$all
    ||*.ua^$all
    ||*.ug^$all
    ||*.vn^$all
    @@discord.gg^$all,domain=discord.com

    And shorted my Dynamic rules to:

    no-large-media: behind-the-scene false
    * * 3p-frame block
    * * 3p-script block
    * com * noop
    * gov * noop
    * net * noop
    * org * noop
    * uk * noop
    behind-the-scene * * noop
    behind-the-scene * 1p-script noop
    behind-the-scene * 3p noop
    behind-the-scene * 3p-frame noop
    behind-the-scene * 3p-script noop
    behind-the-scene * image noop
    behind-the-scene * inline-script noop
     

    oldschool

    Level 54
    Verified
    Playing around with extensions on Chromium Edge. Still using UBO in the modified medium mode, Netcraft, BitDefender Traffic light and just trialing ClearURLs to help with tracking but not sure if that's a bit of an overkill or not. I don't notice any browsing slowdown at all.
    You may scrap Netcraft and Trafficlight unless you've disabled Edge > Settings > Smartscreen. SS has malware and phishing protection covered, my friend! :D
     
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