Evjl's Rain's security config

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  1. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    #1 Evjl's Rain, May 30, 2016
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
    Most recent changes:
    2/2/2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Home
    OS Build:
    always latest
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Disabled
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Disabled
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Inside a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Avast Premier (HM aggressive), Voodooshield Pro, Shadow Defender
    On-demand Scanners:
    Zemana portable, herdProtect, Emsisoft EK, VirusTotal Uploader, Hitman Pro
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome x64, uBlock Origin, Avira Browser Safety, Popup Blocker (strict), Checker Plus for Gmail™, h264ify, Violentmoney, VTchromizer, uBlock Origin Extra, GIFUR
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    no
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    ublock origin with adguard malware filters and some other malware filters
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    CCleaner (CCenhancer-ed), Privazer, DiskMax, Spybot Anti-beacon, O&O ShutUp, Everything
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Custom Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Windows built-in
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Norton Ghost (Hirenboot CD)
    Machine Specs:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/rains-laptop.61841/
    Hi everyone, this is my windows configuration. I don't really have anything important in my laptop. Even if I get ransomware, I just laugh and restore my laptop from the GHO file :D. I have nothing to lose. I have all my important data in cloud, <15Gb

    I don't really care about security and I don't want security softwares to prompt everything I wanna do. I just want a setup that set-and-forget with fewer user interations as possible. I don't wanna serve my laptop but I want it to serve me :rolleyes:

    I always do my online banking inside kaspersky safemoney environment and makesure there is no running malware processes running in background using process explorer and virustotal API

    I believe I have enough knowledge to deal with malwares and possible errors from windows as I always fix my friends' computers :p

    I set UAC minimum cuz I don't think it's needed as I have voodooshield which asks a lot more than UAC itself and I know what I wanna run so I'm not willing to change it cuz I basically just click Yes in most cases

    Any suggestion for my setup? Thank you so much ;)
     
  2. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Not a bad config, nice and lite, with VooDoo you can disable UAC altogether but i like that you at least leave it on "minimum"
    I do this as well rather that disabling it altogether.
    Thanks for sharing your config. :)
     
  3. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    I would like to suggest a backup solution for a bit more flexibility. Macrium Reflect and Aomei Backupper are both very reliable and free. ;)
     
  4. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    Thank you :D but I think I don't need them cuz my laptop is almost empty, there is nothing to backup :D. I tried windows backup and it did the job well as it saved all my appdata and game data (PES 2016) to other drives and USB
     
  5. Kate_L

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    Why do you have CCleaner, Wise Care 365, IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro at the same time ?
     
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  6. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    each of them for a different purpose
    CCleaner with ccenhancer for daily-weekly cleanup
    wise365 portable: only use when needed either for cleanup, tweaking or monitor pc because of their features
    iobit portable: advanced tweakings.
    I have been testing different ways of tweaking my pc/laptop for 10 years (failed sometimes)
    because of this combination and a few other stuffs, I have my laptop with 5400rpm HDD boots up in less than 15s :cool:
     
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  7. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

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    User Access Control- Not Dim Desktop (Minimum)= High Risk.
    Too many Extensions= Vulnerability also high for browser.
     
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  8. Spawn

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    To add,

    Do not dim my desktop - When a UAC prompt is shown, the desktop is not dimmed and other programs are able to interfere with it. Security Impact: this level is even less secure as it makes it easy for malicious programs to simulate keystrokes or mouse moves that interfere with the UAC prompt.

    What is UAC (User Account Control) & Why You Should Not Turn it Off

    Unless your PC specifications are weak, do not disable the Secure Desktop.
     
  9. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    thanks for the heads up. So which level should I set for UAC? Default or always notify? Is Default good enough?
     
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  10. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    Changes:
    1/ remove Anti-AutoLike Facebook
    2/ UAC -> Default

    Animation policy is made by Google and it does not run in background according to chrome task manager so I think I can keep it
     
  11. Noxx

    Noxx Guest

    Now that you've enabled UAC, the rest of your setup is good. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
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  12. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    CCleaner should be more than enough.
    Nice config! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
     
  13. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    if you use ccleaner + ccenhancer than you use diskmax, you willvfind out that ccleaner is not enough. Diskmax will clean 512mb-2gb more after using ccleaner. That's why I use them in combination ;)
     
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  14. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    So far so good on that configuration, you may try to explore enough the configuration of Application Control (Kasperksy) which the effectiveness plays by tweaking.
     
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  15. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    Removed: Kaspersky IS, Google Chrome
    Added:
    - Avast IS with custom installation - removed unnecessary stuffs
    + Custom settings followed this post
    - Cốc Cốc browser (chromium engine)
    - Tampermokey -> Violentmokey with Youtube +, adsbypasser & antiadblock killer
    - Web boost (chrome extension)
    - More antispyware & adware custom rules for ublock origin
     
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  16. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    #16 Evjl's Rain, Jul 30, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2016
    Added:
    - Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 MR0
    - Cloneapp (will reset my windows 10 home soon because of some unrepairable bugs)
    - Stealth mode by adguard - chrome extension
    - ublock spyware/adware filters + vietnamese ad filters (added long ago but forgot to post)

    Removed:
    - Avast IS - boot time is higher than KIS after defragging the HDD :eek:
    - Wise care 365
     
  17. JM Security

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    Please delete the unnecessary extensions, having too extensions can cause vulnerability to your browsing. Personally I will keep only: BD TrafficLight, HTTPS Everywhere and uBlock Origin.

    Thanks for sharing ;)
     
  18. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    I turned off a few extensions but some of them are extemely useful for productivity and security. For example webrtc limiter and stealth mode
     
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  19. JM Security

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    So, that's ok.
     
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  20. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Well for productivity then it's fine to have some bunch of addons but do not tighten very much in terms of security; as side-effects could happen,
     
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