Latest Changes
Sep 17, 2018
Windows Edition
Pro
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security Updates
Manual Updates - User intervention required
User Access Control
Never Notify
Network Security (Firewall)
Windows Defender Firewall
User Account
Administrator
Sign-in Accounts
Malware Testing
I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Security Cloud free, Syshardener, Run-by-smartscreen (by Andy Ful)
RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Better performance
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Zemana, HitmanPro, NPE, Emsisoft emergency kit
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chromium portable x64 (RAMdisk cache): ublock origin, Notifier for Gmail, Google Translate, h264ify, Windows Defender Browser Protection, Popup blocker (strict)
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    1/ ublock origin: Steven Black's hosts, 1hosts & many others
    Password Managers
  • None
  • Web Search
  • Google, Duckduckgo
  • System Utilities
    CCleaner+CCenhancer, auslogic disk defragmenter, Defraggler Wise disk cleaner, Wise registry cleaner, IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, Syshardener, O&OShutup, WPD, SumatraPDF, EagleGet, SoftPefectRAM Disk, Winrar, Everything Search Engine, Classic Shell, Run-by-Smartscreen
    Data Backup
    Dropbox, Google Drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    None
    System Backup
    Norton Ghost
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Specifications
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/rains-laptop.61841/#post-528136

    Evjl's Rain

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    All of these configurations are designed for PERFORMANCE AND USABILITY. Security is in the second place
    SRP tweaks:

    All other machines' fully automated configurations (for parents and friends who don't know much about computer)
    - Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate (x86, x64)
    - Avast Free (tweaked)
    - CheckMAL Appcheck Anti-ransomware Free
    - Unchecky
    - Windows Firewall
    - CocCoc browser/Chrome with uBlock Origin and uBlock Origin Extra + additional security filters
    - Avira Browser Safety
    - Windows Updates are disabled => broke or slowed down their machines significantly in the past + they don't want W10 or W10's upgrade nags
    - CCleaner + CCEnhancer -> scheduled autoclean every Sunday 6PM

    None of these machines have had malwares for years. Perhaps a few PUPs which hijacked the browsers
     
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    Evjl's Rain

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    hehe CocCoc browser (Vietnamese chromium fork) :)
    :D the best browser for vietnamese with built-in download accelerator + FB censorship bypassing :D
    Thanks for sharing :)
    I see a high security level and well-balanced, but sorry why is Windows update disabled? :)
    because Windows Update broke/slowed down some of the machines and made them malfunctioned (+ some of them use cracked windows, not me :) ). It's like a malware for average users if they don't know what they are doing :D. I went to the computer repair shop last week and saw 6 people came to install W7 because they couldn't use W8.1 or 10 or they had annoying bugs (many people in my country can't speak/understand english). The computer guy also said my W10 was slow for all its power -> asked me to install W7 o_O (he was right but I knew he just wanted to get some extra $$$ for installing windows)
     

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    :D the best browser for vietnamese with built-in download accelerator + FB censorship bypassing :D

    because Windows Update broke/slowed down some of the machines and made them malfunctioned (+ some of them use cracked windows, not me :) ). It's like a malware for average users if they don't know what they are doing :D. I went to the computer repair shop last week and saw 6 people came to install W7 because they couldn't use W8.1 or 10 or they had annoying bugs (many people in my country can't speak/understand english). The computer guy also said my W10 was slow for all its power -> asked me to install W7 o_O (he was right but I knew he just wanted to get some extra $$$ for installing windows)
    Yeah, for sure MS should work in better way before release some updates.
    A few months ago I was blocked without being able to work because during the restart for the updates installation, the system went into loop mode.
    At the end, forced shutdown :D
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    With enough care, this may be the simplest yet solid protection. Awesome :)
    Do you have hardened mode (and if yes, which one) in AP enabled, having VDS alongside?
    yes, I have hardened mode aggressive enabled
    VS in autopilot can help to catch those malwares which are missed by HM. Sometimes, HM allows some new malwares for unknown reasons
     
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    Evjl's Rain

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    probably scripts but scripts eventually download .exe in order to work, mostly

    I saw HM blocked most undetected samples but slipped 1 sample => she stopped the video then
    I don't know why it failed. Was the payload .exe missed by HM or did it use another kind of attack without an exe file?
     
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