Latest changes
Jun 30, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
OS build or version
2004 ( build 19041.329 )
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall and Network protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Sign in with Microsoft
Sign-in options
  • Account Password
  • Malware exposure
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    1. CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
    2. Comodo Firewall
    3. Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Modified security settings
    Comodo Firewall:
    • Configuration: Proactive Security
    • Auto-containment: block unknown files
    • HIPS disabled
    • Web filter disabled
    Periodic scanners
    1. AdwCleaner
    2. HitmanPro
    Browser and Extensions
    • Chromium-Edge with the following extensions:
      • Blocksi Web Filter
      • Dark New Tab
      • Join windows
      • uBlock origin
      • WebRTC Control
      • WebRTC Protect
    Privacy tools and VPN
    1. O&O ShutUp10
    2. WPD
    Password manager
    Microsoft Synchronization
    Search engine
    DuckDuckGo
    Maintenance tools
    • Portable softwares:
      • Bandizip
      • Dism++
      • DriverStore Explorer
      • Geek uninstaller
      • LibreOffice
      • MPC-BE
      • Nomacs
      • PDF SAM
      • Sumatra PDF
      • SUMo
      • SysHardener
      • Thunderbird
      • Wise Disk Cleaner
      • Wise Registry Cleaner
    Photos and Files backup
    Aomei Backupper Standard
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per month
    Backup and Restore
    Aomei Backupper Standard
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    MSI Cubi Intel Core i3-5005U
    12Gb RAM
    128Gb SSD

    imuade

    Level 11
    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 11
    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 11
    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 11
    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 11
    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 11
    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 11
    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
     
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