Recent changes
Nov 14, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
Sign-in account
Sign in with Microsoft ID
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
  1. CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
  2. Hard_Configurator + FirewallHardening
  3. Windows Defender
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
RTP configuration
Hard_Configurator:
  • "Windows_10_Recommended_Enhanced" profile
FirewallHardening:
  • "LOLBins" and "Recommended" rules
Periodic scanners
  1. AdwCleaner
  2. HitmanPro
VPN and Privacy
  1. O&O ShutUp10
  2. WPD
Browser(s) and Add-ons
  • Chromium portable (updated by chrlauncher) with the following extensions:
    • Blocksi Web Filter
    • Close & Clean
    • Dark New Tab
    • uBlock origin
    • WebRTC Control
    • WebRTC Protect
Maintenance tools
  • Portable softwares:
    • Dism++
    • DriverStore Explorer
    • HiBit uninstaller
    • LibreOffice
    • MPC-BE
    • Nomacs
    • PDF SAM
    • Sumatra PDF
    • SUMo
    • Thunderbird
Photos and Files backup
Aomei Backupper Standard
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Backup and rollback
Aomei Backupper Standard
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a weekly basis
Activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Financial and sensitive documents
  3. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
Computer hardware
MSI Cubi Intel Core i3-5005U
12Gb RAM
128Gb SSD

imuade

Level 12
Verified
Hi all and Happy New Year :) This is my new configuration :)

After reading some negative reviews about Webroot (no offense meant), I decided to try it to see how it goes and I have to say it has anything I (and I'd like to stress about "I") want in an Antivirus:
  • fully cloud (no need to download signatures)
  • very light on system resources (30Mb of Private Bytes, 7Mb of Working set when idle)
  • great web protection
I coupled it with my old love Comodo Firewall and I can't see any drawback :)

Let's see how long I'll keep it ;)
 

imuade

Level 12
Verified
Update 26/01/2020
Replaced Comodo Firewall with SpyShelter Free
No problem with Comodo Firewall, I just thought to give SpyShelter Free a try :) So far, so good, a bit chatty at first (normal for a HIPS) but now it's fine.
Actually, Comodo Firewall did give me some troubles during the uninstallation process, but everything was fine after using their official uninstaller
 

imuade

Level 12
Verified
That would the only reason i would use WRSA instead of WD, but i'm still very annoyed by WRSA constant writing on WRdata folder , especially on a SSD...
I was worried about that too, but in my PC that folder has always been around 20-40Mb and when WRSA updated to the last version, the size reduced to 20Mb.
Just for a comparison, CCAV wrote much more data on the HD
 

imuade

Level 12
Verified
do a test, install a low reputation program, run it, WRSA will start journaling it non-stop.
Yeah, you are right.
Like that, it would be better to open the settings and manually trust that program :)

EDIT
I think WRSA's concept is similar to Comodo's.
Comodo:
Good=allow
Bad=block & quarantine
Unknown=sandbox

WRSA
Good=allow
Bad=block & quarantine
Unknown=monitor, journal & get ready to revert actions

If you set heuristics to "warn when any new program executes that is not specifically whitelisted", any unknown will generate an alert, then the user can choose to either block or allow.
Like this there won't be any monitoring and the size of WRdata folder shouldn't increase too much

EDIT 2
If you get a warning because an unknown program wanna run and you choose "allow always", WRSA will add that program to the "block/allow file" list and set it under "monitor"
 
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imuade

Level 12
Verified
Uninstall webroot, it is next to useless.
Well, thanks for your comment, but I don't agree :)
The web protection is very good, it catches every phishtank entry before smartscreen for example.
Plus, it's very light.
And if you set heuristics to "warn when any new program executes that is not specifically whitelisted", I think the protection is also very good :)
@omidomi could you please test WRSA with that setting? I'd really like to see how it performs :)
 

omidomi

Level 69
Verified
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Well, thanks for your comment, but I don't agree :)
The web protection is very good, it catches every phishtank entry before smartscreen for example.
Plus, it's very light.
And if you set heuristics to "warn when any new program executes that is not specifically whitelisted", I think the protection is also very good :)
@omidomi could you please test WRSA with that setting? I'd really like to see how it performs :)
Hi friend , I think about it & may be do this :)
 

imuade

Level 12
Verified
Update 29/02/2020
Just some side changes after a boring week listening to how Covid-19 is spreading on Italy...
  1. Added SumatraPDF as PDF reader (faster than Edge or Chrome)
  2. Replaced XnViewMP with FocusOn Image Viewer FocusOn Image Viewer (very lightweight and fast)
  3. Replaced Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) with Google Chrome for better compatibility with WRSA Identity Guard (Chrome is automatically detected and added to protected list while Edge has to be added manually)
  4. Added some privacy-oriented extensions (clean sheet on browserleaks.com):
  • Close & Clean
  • Trace - Online Tracking Protection
  • WebRTC Control
  • WebRTC Protect
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Sampei Nihira

Level 6
Verified
Update 29/02/2020
Just some side changes after a boring week listening to how Covid-19 is spreading on Italy...
Added SumatraPDF as PDF reader (faster than Edge or Chrome)
Replaced XnViewMP with FocusOn Image Viewer FocusOn Image Viewer (very lightweight and fast)
Replaced Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) with Google Chrome for better compatibility with WRSA Identity Guard (Chrome is automatically detected and added to protected list while Edge has to be added manually)
Added some privacy-oriented extensions (cleen sheet on browserleaks.com):
  • Close & Clean
  • Trace - Online Tracking Protection
  • WebRTC Control
  • WebRTC Protect
View attachment 234112

Do various tests over time with Trace because it may have unexpected behavior.
 

imuade

Level 12
Verified
Update 28/03/2020
Things are getting slightly better in Italy concerning the Covid-19. We still work at home, but the rate of infected people is lowering... let's keep our fingers crossed 🤞

Replaced WRSA with FortiClient
After the good reviews here:
I decided to give FortiClient another try and I have to say it performs very well on my PC.
Later I'll post a User Review about it