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Jul 28, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    9600
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    No Dim Desktop
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    None
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    WiseVector StopX + Syshardener (checked almost everything)

    Extra: Windows smartscreen, RunBySmartscreen, blocked inbound connections for most used apps, Bandizip adding zone.identifier for archives
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Better performance
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Syshardener:
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Zemana Portable
    Norton Power Eraser
    HitmanPro
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    ESET Online Scanner (rarely used, only for PUPs, super time-consuming)
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chromium portable (Woolyss, full options)
    Extensions: ublock origin, Windows Defender Browser Protection, Bitdefender Trafficlight, Checker Plus for Gmail, Google Translate, h264ify, Enhancer for Youtube
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    ublock origin custom filters
    Password Managers
  • Browser's default password manager
  • Web Search
  • Google, Duckduckgo
  • System Utilities
    CCleaner (enhanced), Wise Disk/Registry cleaners, HDCleaner, Dism++, Everything, Firewall App Blocker, Softperfect RAMdisk, Windscribe, SumatraPDF, Notepad++, Sandboxie, Bandizip,...
    Data Backup
    Google Drive, Google Photos, Dropbox, MEGA
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Malware testing
  • Computer Specifications
    i7-3630QM, 8GB RAM, GT650M, SSD Crucial 240GB

    Evjl's Rain

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    On System Utilities: I would remove Wise Disk/registry cleaners and I would add Cleanmgr+ and Regseeker. Both very light and effective !
    I have all of them
    I found wise can clean a lot more than cleanmgr+. Also I use Dism++ which is more adavanced than it
    I use 4 disk cleaners to be exact but 3 on weekly basis (scheduled task, fully automatic). They complement each others => cleanmgr+ is redundant.
    dism++ only when I think my computer is slow

    EDIT: I don't mind about lightness because they are all portable in my computer. They run on my demand or scheduled to run every Sunday evening
     
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    floalma

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    I've just tried to clean with cleanmgr++ after cleaning with Wise Disk and Wise Care 365.
    I cleaned 1.02 GB with WD and WC365.
    After that, I cleaned with Cleanmgr++ 650Mb. You can check my settings, not all options were selected.
    Also I didn't remove anything from 'More' (second tab)


    I have all of them
    I found wise can clean a lot more than cleanmgr+.
     

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    Evjl's Rain

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    I've just tried to clean with cleanmgr++ after cleaning with Wise Disk and Wise Care 365.
    I cleaned 1.02 GB with WD and WC365.
    After that, I cleaned with Cleanmgr++ 650Mb. You can check my settings, not all options were selected.
    Also I didn't remove anything from 'More' (second tab)
    according to your screenshot, it's weird that Wise Disk Cleaner didn't clean your temp folder (552MB) which is supposed to be cleaned by all cleaners
    did you tweak wise disk cleaner?

    usually, cleanmnr+ can only clean a little after I use ccleaner (enhanced) and wise
     

    floalma

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    I didn't tweak wise disk cleaner ? I only checked by defaut, the recommended settings. Check the attached file, you will see that windows temp was checked.

    according to your screenshot, it's weird that Wise Disk Cleaner didn't clean your temp folder (552MB) which is supposed to be cleaned by all cleaners
    did you tweak wise disk cleaner?

    usually, cleanmnr+ can only clean a little after I use ccleaner (enhanced) and wise
     

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    Evjl's Rain

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    Yeah, like 5 or 6 security softs?:unsure: :)
    or an active programs he is using for example an installer of NET framework can generate a lot of temp files

    @Evjl's Rain
    "Usually, cleanmnr+ can only clean a little after I use ccleaner (enhanced) and wise". Could you give an example or estimate the Cleanmgr+ size cleaned.
    I can't estimate the number because it varies a lot
    here are the results
    1-ccleaner -> 2-Wise -> Cleanmgr+ (it reported 0MB gained)
    1.PNG2.PNG3.PNG


    Note: ccleaner must be tweaked in Options to maxmize its cleaning effect.
    By default, it ignores files that are less than 24 hours old -> this creates false perception of ccleaner being weak
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    Removed:
    Kaspersky Security cloud free 2020 (c): although the protection and performance are very very impressive with my tweaks (very low disk writing), I still feel my laptop runs smoother (a bit) with WiseVector

    I feel it's even lighter than ESET IS, no joke
     

    AtlBo

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    yes, CCleaner+CCenhancer
    @Evjl's Rain...thanks for this. Tried it for the first time -500mb of .NET leftovers. Anyone know the details of Google Browser Metrics or Feature Engagement Tracker? Not sure what they are.

    Curious to know how Comodo Firewall and WiseVector are together. Kaspersky Security Cloud is so good on this laptop I feel guilty to remove this program, but it doesn't like Comodo Firewall. I think I would try WV on a PC that has FortiClient + CFW now if the combo WV + Comodo will run together...

    Your configs are always the best @Evjl's Rain, so thankyou very much for posting your choices
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    @Evjl's Rain how are you finding WiseVector?

    ~LDogg
    hello, after roughly 70 days of using WiseVector, I have some findings:
    - it's extremely light, no doubt about that. There are are no webfilter and extra features/bloats
    - It can be converted to a portable AV (copy its folder to another location and uninstall it)
    - Detection rate is amazing. It's like Cylance + support for script malwares. It's much more advanced than cylance because cylance only monitor certain extensions and completely useless against scripts
    - Some noticeable FPs but tolerable. Most FPs come from scripts (Crucial SSD program, TCP optimizer,...). FPs are very common for AI-driven AV
    - The developer (here) is very responsive and listens to all suggestions. They fix FPs quickly
    - It doesn't connect to internet/server frequently -> good thing = less/no telemetry
    - It writes very small amount of data to disk => better lifespan of SSD
    - Memory usage is low/very low (maybe not the lowest but up there)
    - Low CPU usage
    - it can protect in offline condition, unlike WD, no internet = death

    However, I still can't fully recommend it to average users who knows nothing about computer science because they may not be able to handle unexpected situations. This AV is still new and there are rooms for improvement: stability and efficacy

    I'm happy with this AV so far
    I may not have time to switch to many different AVs anymore
     

    Burrito

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    hello, after roughly 70 days of using WiseVector, I have some findings:
    - it's extremely light, no doubt about that. There are are no webfilter and extra features/bloats
    - It can be converted to a portable AV (copy its folder to another location and uninstall it)
    - Detection rate is amazing. It's like Cylance + support for script malwares. It's much more advanced than cylance because cylance only monitor certain extensions and completely useless against scripts
    - Some noticeable FPs but tolerable. Most FPs come from scripts (Crucial SSD program, TCP optimizer,...). FPs are very common for AI-driven AV
    - The developer (here) is very responsive and listens to all suggestions. They fix FPs quickly
    - It doesn't connect to internet/server frequently -> good thing = less/no telemetry
    - It writes very small amount of data to disk => better lifespan of SSD
    - Memory usage is low/very low (maybe not the lowest but up there)
    - Low CPU usage
    - it can protect in offline condition, unlike WD, no internet = death

    However, I still can't fully recommend it to average users who knows nothing about computer science because they may not be able to handle unexpected situations. This AV is still new and there are rooms for improvement: stability and efficacy

    I'm happy with this AV so far
    I may not have time to switch to many different AVs anymore
    This is a great progress report on WiseVector.

    Thanks Evjl's Rain.
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    @Evjl's Rain...thanks for this. Tried it for the first time -500mb of .NET leftovers. Anyone know the details of Google Browser Metrics or Feature Engagement Tracker? Not sure what they are.
    sorry for my late reply. If we don't know what they are, the best thing is to leave them alone
    I thing those options won't free up a lot of space compared to caches , GPUcache, media cache, code cache
    I tried to checked some unknown chrome-related options in ccleaner and end up making chrome broken -> my current profile was corrupted and I had to create a new one
    furthermore, if 1 option is fine on current version of chrome, there is no certainty that it would work on the next versions
    for example, everything was perfect until I updated my chrome to version 77. The first thing I noticed was when I typed "m" or "a" on chrome's address bar, chrome was forcefully closed endlessly. I managed to fix it by manually changing some options in settings
     

    imuade

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    Have you read the news about SecureAPlus?
    They are making a Lite version that will be free forever and without nags :)