Latest Changes
Jan 3, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Build Version
    17763.195
    System Architecture
    64-bit
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    None - No Malware on host PC or VM
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2018.12.0.9137 , Comodo Firewall 11.0.0.6728
    Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
    Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    HitmanPro, Zemana AntiMalware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Google Chrome with AdGuard, Emsisoft Browser Security, and LastPass
    Microsoft Edge with AdGuard and LastPass
    Web Privacy
    AdGuard extension
    Password Manager
    LastPass
    Web Search
    Google
    System Utilities
    CCleaner Pro, PrivaZer, SysHardener, O&O ShutUp10 and Run By SmartScreen
    Data Backup
    OneDrive, File History
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    System Backup
    Acronis True Image WD Edition
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Specifications
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/gandalf_the_greys-laptop.61853/

    Gandalf_The_Grey

    Level 19
    Verified
    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 81
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    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 19
    Verified
    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
    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
     
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    Moonhorse

    Level 26
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Have you experienced any conflicts with comodo firewall + kfa?

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

    Level 19
    Verified
    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 41
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Malware Hunter
    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
     

    Andy Ful

    Level 44
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator