Latest Changes
Sep 3, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    version 1803 compilation 17134
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    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
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Kaspersky Total Security 2020 beta (Interactive Mode + UnTrust Digitally Signed Apps + PUP/PUA/Adware On + Unknown Apps in Low Restrict + Strong Application Control Settings), SandBoxie (Licenced)
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    ZAM, HitMan Pro, Norton Power Eraser, MBAM Free, AdwCleaner, EEK
    Browsers and Extensions
    Mozilla FireFox Quantum (main), TOR, Chrome, Edge

    Mozilla FireFox Add-ons: Kaspersky Protection, Kee, S3.Google Translator
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Kaspersky Secure Connection VPN, Kaspersky Private Browsing + Kaspersky Anti-Banner
    Password Managers
  • KeePass
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Free, Wise Care 365, Registrar Registry Manager, WhoCrashed, WireLess NetWork Watcher, TMAC, GPG4Win, VeraCrypt, QTBar
    Data Backup
    SyncBack Free
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect Free
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly

    harlan4096

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    Where is the overkill? I only have 1 real-time security solution running ;)

    About on demand scanners, maybe a bit, but every scanner has its own difference and engines, and I keep them all to get the wider number of engines detections :)

    TAM is disabled ;) only enabled in VM for testing malware ;)
     

    harlan4096

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    TR is the same as the final that will be released in a few months, but Kaspersky always run the official release with at least 1 patch (A), to iron some issues... probably soon will start a beta testing for the 1st patch (as always), meanwhile is quite stable here in several systems...
     

    Sher

    Level 11
    Where is the overkill? I only have 1 real-time security solution running ;)

    About on demand scanners, maybe a bit, but every scanner has its own difference and engines, and I keep them all to get the wider number of engines detections :)

    TAM is disabled ;) only enabled in VM for testing malware ;)
    Your custom settings for KTS, in general. They caused me problems until I tweaked them up a bit to my preference. And using way too many extensions can cause the web browser to slow down considerably.
     
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    harlan4096

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    I haven't publish "all" of my custom settings ;)

    Anyway, as always, it may depends on the system and hardware specs...

    My system is not new (AMD Athlon II X3 450 @ 3,20Ghz 8GB RAM) but I have 3 hard disks, 2 of them are SSDs (Samsung 850 Pro for Windows system + Crucial MX300 for testing virtual machines) which improves considerably the respond of the system :)
     

    Sher

    Level 11
    I haven't publish "all" of my custom settings ;)

    Anyway, as always, it may depends on the system and hardware specs...

    My system is not new (AMD Athlon II X3 450 @ 3,20Ghz 8GB RAM) but I have 3 hard disks, 2 of them are SSDs (Samsung 850 Pro for Windows system + Crucial MX300 for testing virtual machines) which improves considerably the respond of the system :)
    Even the ones you posted in your configuration are enough to cause problems.
     

    harlan4096

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    Even the ones you posted in your configuration are enough to cause problems.
    Probably lead to moving manually sometimes some applications from untrusted group to trusted, but I'm not installing every day new or unknown applications... so, even though I like this way, it's me who decide which applications will be run in trusted :)

    About browser slowdown, I'm not personally worried, to visit some forums, watch sometimes some videos and check some news sites, I don't need actually much speed (Fiber Optic 50MB/50MB network connection), also my FFQ for now responds quite fast :)
     

    Sher

    Level 11
    Probably lead to moving manually sometimes some applications from untrusted group to trusted, but I'm not installing every day new or unknown applications... so, even though I like this way, it's me who decide which applications will be run in trusted :)

    About browser slowdown, I'm not personally worried, to visit some forums, watch sometimes some videos and check some news sites, I don't need actually much speed (Fiber Optic 50MB/50MB network connection), also my FFQ for now responds quite fast :)
    One of the worst aspect of Kaspersky is its poor application control module which continues to put legitimate and well-known stuff (with digitally signed signatures) into restricted mode. You can't install with Kaspersky running and it will interfere with the install process and make it messy. Same goes for the uninstall. It even does that to the Microsoft files as well. That was a big turn-off for me.
     
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    mekelek

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    One of the worst aspect of Kaspersky is its poor application control module which continues to put legitimate and well-known stuff (with digitally signed signatures) into restricted mode. You can't install with Kaspersky running and it will interfere with the install process and make it messy. Same goes for the uninstall. That was a big turn-off for me.
    i seriously can't tell if you're talking about TAM or Application control. TAM can do this, Application Control however never does it.
     

    harlan4096

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    In general I don't get that issue, unless I install a new or unknown application on my system, but as I said sometimes if You are offline, and access to KSN, You may get this behaviour, or unless there are some temporal issues to connect to KSN...
     
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    Sher

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    In general I don't get that issue, unless I install a new or unknown application on my system, but as I said sometimes if You are offline, and access to KSN, You may get this behaviour, or unless there are some temporal issues to connect to KSN...
    Happens online. Their application control module is flawed. It even puts the genuine Microsoft processes into the restricted mode. For example, on my system it was unable to recognize "tiworker.exe" file. What do you have to say about this?
     
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