SECURITY: Complete ESecurity Security config 2021

Last updated
Jan 5, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • None
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
Third-party router
Real-time protection
SD+ C_D+ Windows Custom Anti-Exploit Settings
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
C_D set to MAX. SD on.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
none
Secure DNS
Neustar
VPN
wireguard
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox: user.js ++ uBlock Origin + + cookie Autodelete + Simple Translate + CanvasBlocker + bitedefnder trafficlight.
Chrome: Bitwarden + Norton safe web + Malwarebytes browser guard.

Maintenance and Cleaning
CCleaner
Personal Files & Photos backup
hdd
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Macium free+ AOMEI Backupper Pro
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Banking. 
  4. PC and cloud gaming. 
Computer specs
R5 3600
gtx 1050 ti
3 ssd + 2 hdd
ds3h v2
32Gb ddr4
Personal changelog
syshelter free 5/01/2021
comodo FW + ahnlab v3 lite 21/06/2021
malwarebytes antiexploit 22/6/2021
simple windows hardening 26/6/2021
Hard configurator 5/9/2021
tyniwall 5/92021
ccleaner 5/9/2021
Removed WDAC 17/09/2021
Removed SysHardener 19/09/2021
Removed Avast, H_C. 22/09/2021
Feedback Response

Most critical feedback

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

SecureKongo

Level 21
Verified
Feb 25, 2017
1,089
I am not using the current version of osarmor, is it the same?
Which version are you using?

You should just give Microsoft Defender with Configure_Defender + Simple Windows Hardening and (maybe) OSArmor a try. As you are saying that you are not using the current version of OSArmor I would think about uninstalling it too and rely on the Windows built in exploit protection if I were you.
 

Sunshine-boy

Level 27
Verified
Apr 1, 2017
1,691
Webroot, Spyshelter, mbae and cf warp only.
Hello,

How are you my friend?

It's fun to test different Av products but believe me the less is better. testing different Avs is waste of time :) just pick smth free like Kaspersky (smth robust) and stick with it for months no need to add this or that.

Playing with windows security makes you mentally sick cuz there is no end to it and you can always find new tools and ideas on how to secure it (partially).

I think it's better to use Microsoft OS for work and entertainment, the purpose of windows is usability, not security.

Also, don't listen to ppl in the MT forum. they wasted lots of time on the security aspects of life (no offense sorry guys).

we all can do better things than securing windows like reading books, watch shows, spend time with family or friends and .............. .

Gl.
 

Behold Eck

Level 13
Verified
Jun 22, 2014
647
Hello,

How are you my friend?

It's fun to test different Av products but believe me the less is better. testing different Avs is waste of time :) just pick smth free like Kaspersky (smth robust) and stick with it for months no need to add this or that.

Playing with windows security makes you mentally sick cuz there is no end to it and you can always find new tools and ideas on how to secure it (partially).

I think it's better to use Microsoft OS for work and entertainment, the purpose of windows is usability, not security.

Also, don't listen to ppl in the MT forum. they wasted lots of time on the security aspects of life (no offense sorry guys).

we all can do better things than securing windows like reading books, watch shows, spend time with family or friends and .............. .

Gl.
Spot on Sunshine-boy

Although I think the security aspects can become an entertainment in itself or maybe it`s to late for me and I have become mentally sick already ?

Hope you are keeping well ?

Regards Eck:)
 

ESecurity

Level 16
Nov 15, 2017
776
Now I have the problem that I can't run anything, I get this message:
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And I don't know how to solve it. XD
 

SFox

Level 5
Verified
Jun 11, 2019
211
You are using the last free version of OSA ? :unsure:
I believe OSA version 1.4.3.0 was the last free, but it's no longer maintained by NVT, so it's more like a security risk at all ;)
Why risk? Works on the latest version of Windows is quite normal. Failures are quite possible in the future, but so far it works quite normally and correctly. ;)
 
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SecureKongo

Level 21
Verified
Feb 25, 2017
1,089
Why risk? Works on the latest version of Windows is quite normal. Failures are quite possible in the future, but so far it works quite normally and correctly. ;)
Vulnerabilities that could be exploited are still possible. Actually quite ironic to use the outdated version of the software that is meant to mitigate the risk of exploits. I would just spend the money to support the dev and get the new version or simply use free alternatives like H_C.
 

SFox

Level 5
Verified
Jun 11, 2019
211
Vulnerabilities that could be exploited are still possible. Actually quite ironic to use the outdated version of the software that is meant to mitigate the risk of exploits. I would just spend the money to support the dev and get the new version or simply use free alternatives like H_C.
Nothing is new under the Moon. Remember that in Shakespeare? :) That is why an outdated anti-exploit program can work quite well, since there has not been anything drastically new in terms of penetration techniques lately :) Developer support is good! But $ 20 for 1 license for 1 pc for a year is a rather high price, since almost at the same price you can buy Kaspersky antivirus for a year, and for 2 PCs at once, or Norton 360 Standard for 1 PC, or Eset antivirus for 1 PC. And then all this in each case will cost 4-5 dollars cheaper. It is strange that the program for additional protection to help the antivirus costs more than the antivirus itself :) Of course, NVT is a small company, cannot be compared with Kaspersky Lab or Eset, but nevertheless, the price of a license for home use cannot be slightly less than the price of a corporate license ... OSArmor is a good addition for computers in corporate networks, I do not think that a large number of ordinary users use this software or even know about it at all.
For comparison, the Polish Datpol (a small company too), which develops a spyshelter as an addition to antivirus, also once developed a free version of its program, and then stopped and began selling licenses at a rather high price, but later returned and supports the free product, although and in a very stripped down form.
 

SFox

Level 5
Verified
Jun 11, 2019
211
@SecureKongo @SFox you both make valid points but people that know about it will still continue to use it until it's no longer compatible.
I myself am currently using version 1.4.3. As long as it is compatible and not a problem, why not use it? And when failures begin, then you can uninstall. I would switch to the current version 1.6, but the price confuses me, and I have already said why. If a license for home use was half the price than it is now, I would buy it only to support the developer (since in 2 years of using the program, it worked for me only 2 times and then with false positives).
 
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