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Sep 17, 2018
Windows Edition
Pro
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Manual check for updates
User Access Control
Never notify (Disable UAC)
Firewall and Network protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall is active
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
Real-time Malware protection
Kaspersky Security Cloud free, Syshardener, Run-by-smartscreen (by Andy Ful)
Periodic scanners
Zemana, HitmanPro, NPE, Emsisoft emergency kit
Browser and Extensions
Chromium portable x64 (RAMdisk cache): ublock origin, Notifier for Gmail, Google Translate, h264ify, Windows Defender Browser Protection, Popup blocker (strict)
Privacy tools and VPN
1/ ublock origin: Steven Black's hosts, 1hosts & many others
Password manager
None
Search engine
Google, Duckduckgo
Maintenance tools
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
Photos and Documents backup
Dropbox, Google Drive
Data Backup Schedule
No data backups
Backup and Restore
Norton Ghost
Backup Schedule
Once or more per month
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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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
 

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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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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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