Most recent changes
Nov 7, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
17763.55
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default - For App installs & Modify system settings
Device Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Security Cloud Free 19.0.0.1088 (c) , Comodo Firewall 11.0.0.6728
Security Protection settings
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
HitmanPro
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome with AdGuard, Kaspersky Protection, and LastPass
Microsoft Edge with AdGuard and LastPass
Web Privacy
AdGuard extension, Kaspersky Secure Connection
Password Management
LastPass
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
CCleaner Pro, SysHardener (for security at default settings), O&O ShutUp10 (for privacy at recommended settings) and StartIsBack++ (for start menu)
Data Backup
OneDrive, File History
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Acronis True Image WD Edition
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Device Specs
https://malwaretips.com/threads/gandalf_the_greys-laptop.61853/

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 10
Verified
Joined
Apr 24, 2016
Messages
458
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#43
Had our first phishing attempt:

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My 14 year son got this mail. Asked my wife if it was OK and she said yes :rolleyes:
The website (now not active anymore) was blocked by the smartscreen of Edge.
After testing not by Google Chrome or the Netcraft extension.
So i removed the Netcraft extension from Google Chrome and added the new Windows Defender Browser Protection extension.
Personally I still prefer Chrome above Edge, but luckily my son preferred Edge :D
 

shmu26

Level 69
Content Creator
Verified
Joined
Jul 3, 2015
Messages
5,899
OS
Windows 10
#44
Had our first phishing attempt:

View attachment 186717

My 14 year son got this mail. Asked my wife if it was OK and she said yes :rolleyes:
The website (now not active anymore) was blocked by the smartscreen of Edge.
After testing not by Google Chrome or the Netcraft extension.
So i removed the Netcraft extension from Google Chrome and added the new Windows Defender Browser Protection extension.
Personally I still prefer Chrome above Edge, but luckily my son preferred Edge :D
Nothing like a real-life story. I was starting to think that malware is fictional...
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 10
Verified
Joined
Apr 24, 2016
Messages
458
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#47
Finally got the combination of Kaspersky Free and Comodo Firewall to work together without any problems on my system.
I disabled the decryption of Extended Validation (EV) certificates so that my bank site still has its own security certificate.
All other HTTPS websites are scanned by Kaspersky using its root certificate.
For Comodo Firewall I use @cruelsister 's settings. (y)
 

steel9

Level 4
Verified
Joined
Jun 23, 2017
Messages
178
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#48
Finally got the combination of Kaspersky Free and Comodo Firewall to work together without any problems on my system.
I disabled the decryption of Extended Validation (EV) certificates so that my bank site still has its own security certificate.
All other HTTPS websites are scanned by Kaspersky using its root certificate.
For Comodo Firewall I use @cruelsister 's settings. (y)
Isn't Kaspersky and Comodo still incompatible with each other? According to Kaspersky, Comodo Firewall is incompatible with Kaspersky products
 
Likes: oldschool

Moonhorse

Level 19
Content Creator
Verified
Joined
May 29, 2018
Messages
930
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Microsoft
#56
Have you experienced any conflicts with comodo firewall + kfa?

Scared to go for this setup, since you cant modify kfa settings anymore
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 10
Verified
Joined
Apr 24, 2016
Messages
458
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#57
Have you experienced any conflicts with comodo firewall + kfa?

Scared to go for this setup, since you cant modify kfa settings anymore
No real conflicts.
Comodo did not recognize some files of KFA.
Uploaded them to Comodo and set to trusted.
Comodo reports the certificate of KFA as untrusted.
Set to trusted myself.
You can wait for Kaspersky Security Cloud Free to become available outside the US.
It seems that you can modify settings again with that version.
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 38
Content Creator
AV-Tester
Verified
Joined
Apr 18, 2016
Messages
2,749
OS
Windows 8.1
Antivirus
Avast
#58
Portable version I can understand with privacy invading information back to Avast, makes sense for me that way.

~LDogg
or you can simply use the older portable version before avast's acquisition (v5.32)
or you can completely block every single file .exe within the folder or block telemetry using hosts file

I use the older version which sends nothing to avast or doesn't have any connection
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 10
Verified
Joined
Apr 24, 2016
Messages
458
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#59
or you can simply use the older portable version before avast's acquisition (v5.32)
or you can completely block every single file .exe within the folder or block telemetry using hosts file

I use the older version which sends nothing to avast or doesn't have any connection
Its the same with the latest portable version.
 

Andy Ful

Level 31
Content Creator
Verified
Joined
Dec 23, 2014
Messages
2,090
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Microsoft
#60