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 in a secure 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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    What about your All other machines' fully automated configurations (for parents and friends who don't know much about computer)?
    Edit: Should've posted this later when you've already tested that and are forced to decide.
    I dont understand your question?
    I keep them the same. People don't know about computer, I don't install anything difficult for them to use. I prefer something automatic, no need any decision
    I just use the config for myself because I test softwares and do stuffs other people don't do :D
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    You don't need ZAL , CFW covers the same areas and do it better. ZAL also have a HIPS , so it is redundant and may create conflicts.
    hmm, I don't know if ZAL has HIPS. I use ZAL realtime protection and disable ID theft protection because I can't type in VNese
    I have had no conflict so far
    I feel better with signatures. I feel very vulnerable without any signature. I choose ZAL because I feel like running no AV in the system
     

    ZeroDay

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    Installed:
    - Avast free: File Shield + Behavior shield only, no web shield. CyberCapture = Off. Hardened mode = on. Block ads

    Removed:
    - Voodooshield Pro
    - Zemana AntiLogger
    Are Avast and Comodo firewall playing well together now? I tried them both together not so long back and it caused problems.
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    why did you go back to avast?
    because zemana was not good enough and had some false positives which annoyed me a bit. It also caused a bit of battery drain
    I thought the latter/Comodo Firewall was lighter.
    now I'm using a trimmed down avast settings + CF => light enough
    Are Avast and Comodo firewall playing well together now? I tried them both together not so long back and it caused problems.
    so far so good. I whitelisted comodo folders in avast settings + disabled hardware-assisted virtualization to avoid conflict with comodo sandbox. I think avast in default settings is blocking comodo sandbox from working
     

    ZeroDay

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    because zemana was not good enough a had some false positives which annoyed me a bit. It also caused a bit of battery drain

    now I'm a trimmed down avast settings + CF => light enough

    so far so good. I whitelisted comodo folders in avast settings + disable hardware-assisted virtualization to avoid conflict with comodo sandbox. I think avast in default settings is blocking comodo sandbox from working
    Thank you for the fast and informative reply.
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    @Evjl's Rain wouldn't avast with windows firewall be sufficient protection?
    yes I would say
    - avast hardened mode aggressive + windows firewall + disable windows script host and disable powershell, block them connecting to the internet using windows firewall too

    with this setup, you are pretty much safe. Appcheck antiransomware is optional

    I need comodo firewall's sandbox because I test new softwares every week
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    Added:
    - SecureAPlus
    - Google Chrome x64 + google translate

    Removed:
    - SlimJet: it became incredibly slow while scrolling through facebook. Far less responsive than chrome for no reason. Tried to identify the problem by disabling all extensions or running in incognito, changing settings,... but unable to find out the exact cause
    - Avast free: I miss the speed of Zemana. SecureAPlus is equally fast as Zemana, so far
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    Installed:
    - Windows 10 Creators Update
    - VT Hash Check

    Removed:
    - Virustotal uploader
    - Tweaking.com - (Right Click) Allow, Block or Remove - Windows Firewall
    - Youtube Plus: no longer works with chrome

    Disabled UAC (partially) but kept EnableLUA = 1 => UWP apps are still able to run and other windows programs do not run as elevated by default, only when I allow them to run as elevated/admin privileges. Don't think it's any less safe than UAC = Default. I have been using this setting for more than a year without any problem. Comodo Firewall and SAP are doing their jobs and completely replace UAC
     
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