Advanced Plus Security Gapp Security Setup 2019 / 2020

Last updated
Jan 1, 2020
Windows Edition
Pro
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Manual - check for updates, but do not auto-install
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Avast Premium Security,
NVT ERP Beta
NVT OS Armor
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browsers, Search and Addons
HTTPS Everywhere
Emsisoft Browser Security
Maintenance and Cleaning
CCleaner
O&O Defrag 22
Glary Utilities Pro
Personal Files & Photos backup
Acronis True Image 2019 (manual backups)
Aomei Backupper Pro (manual backups)
Macrium Reflect Free (manual backups)
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
Acronis True Image 2019 (manual backups)
Aomei Backupper Pro (manual backups)
Macrium Reflect Free (manual backups)
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Multimedia. 
Computer specs
AMD A85600K APU with Radeon HD graphics / AM Radeon R7 Grpahics Card
24GB Ram
2 x 1 TB Western Digital HDD
2 x 1 TB Seagate External Hard Drives for backup purposes
Gigabyte F2A75MD3H Motherboard

Gapp

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Mar 26, 2017
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Operating System: Windows 10
OS Edition: Pro
OS Architecture: 64-bit
User Access Control: Default
Firewall: Avast Premium Security Firewall
OS Security Updates: Check but let me choose what updates to install
OS File Reputation: SmartScreen
Type of User Account: Local Account
Recent Malware Attacks: none
Desktop Real-time Malware Protection: Avast Premium Security, NVT ERP Beta, NVT OS Armor
On-demand Scanners: Malwarebytes Antimalware Free
Emsisoft Emergency Kit on Desktop
Browsers and Extensions: Firefox x64(Default),Google Chrome, Slimjet Portable, Opera x64
HTTPS Everywhere, Emsisoft Browser Security
Preferred Search Engine: Google
Password Manager: KeePass
Encryption: VeraCrypt container on personal file folders
Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers): Adguard Premium
Utilities: CCleaner,O&O Defrag 22, Glary Pro
Backups: Acronis True Image 2019, Aomei Backupper Pro Macrium Reflect Free (manual backups)
 

harlan4096

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@Gapp:
  • You may set UAC to Always Notify.
  • I find a bit overkill Avast Premium Security + NVT ERP Beta + NVT OS Armor, if You enable Hardened Mode Agresive in Avast + NVT OSA, You probably are good enough, and don't need NVT ERP Beta...
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :giggle:
 
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ForgottenSeer 823865

@Gapp:
You may set UAC to Always Notify.
+1

I find a bit overkill Avast Premium Security + NVT ERP Beta + NVT OS Armor, if You enable Hardened Mode Agresive in Avast + NVT OSA, You probably are good enough, and don't need NVT ERP Beta...
+100, OSA is just ERP without prompts and with more hardcoded rules. ERP is more oriented for people who like create lot of specific rules while OSA is oriented to those who prefer less work.
I didn't used Avast since a decade so i don't know if its BB allows the creation of custom parent/child process rules, if yes NVT & OSA aren't even needed.
 
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ForgottenSeer 823865

I remember that Hardened Mode in Avast only blocks exe files? :unsure: so NVT OSA would still be welcome... and/or even SysHardener...
if Hardened Mode blocks executables (and if you can create rules), so OSA/SH aren't even needed. Overlapping functions is pointless (unless there is a specific reason).
There is no secret sauce behind OSA, it is just a well-made anti-exe as ERP but without prompts.