Latest changes
Jan 1, 2019
Windows Edition
Home
OS version
17763.195
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Disabled - Never notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
AV: Kaspersky Security Cloud Free
FW: Windows Firewall
Others: NVT SysHardener, MBR filter
Periodic scanners
Zemana Anti-Malware
HitmanPro
AdwCleaner
Browser and Add-ons
Firefox portable
ublock origin
F.B. Purity
Cookie AutoDelete
ImTranslator
Kaspersky Protection
Privacy tools and VPN
Cloudflare DNS
Windows Privacy Dashboard
O&O shutup10
Password manager
None
Search engine
Google
Maintenance tools
Geek uninstaller
Dism++
RAPR
SUMo
Photos and Files backup
Windows built-in
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per month
Backup and Restore
Windows built-in
Backup schedule
Once or more per week

imuade

Level 11
Verified
Update 02/09/2018
Removed Forticlient because of no signature updates on weekends, now just using its Web Filtering module
Added Avast Free (File Shield only) with Hardened Mode on Aggressive
Replaced Cloudflare DNS with CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
 

imuade

Level 11
Verified
I really like this setup, it's very light and it covers all the protection layers without too many overlaps

First line: CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
Web Protection: Fortinet Forticlient Web Filtering
Vulnerability scan: Fortinet Forticlient Web Filtering
Outbound-alerting FW: Binisoft WFC
Traditional (blacklist-based) AV: Avast Free (File Shield only)
Default-deny (whitelist-based) AV: Avast Hardened Mode (Aggressive)
Second opinion: AdwCleaner, HitmanPro, Zemana AntiMalware
Behavior Blocker: NoVirusThanks OSArmor (Main protections settings)
Anti-exe: NoVirusThanks OSArmor (Advanced settings)
Exploit mitigation: NoVirusThanks OSArmor (Anti-Exploit settings)
Attack surface reduction: NoVirusThanks SysHardener
Privacy enforcing: Windows Privacy Dashboard, O&O ShutUp10
Ad-blocker: uBlock Origin
 
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imuade

Level 11
Verified
What happens to every AV/soft.... "Manana y adios"! :LOL:
Yeah, I tried several AVs, but I got the same problem with all of them: CPU spikes while browsing.
Then, I tried Forticlient (which doesn't have a BB) and CPU spikes disappeared, so I decided to try again Avast with field shield only (no behavior shield and no web shield) and again I got rid of CPU spikes :)
Forticlient's signatures are probably better than Avast's (higher detection rate), but Avast's Hardened Mode is much better against zero-day
 

imuade

Level 11
Verified
Update 16/09/2018
Avast got some problems after the Patch Tuesday update. Plus, I read about Windows Defender getting better, so I decided to give it a try... and I was quite surprised because it's very light on RAM and nearly no impact on CPU and disk usage.
I coupled it with ConfigureDefender to increase security and added my SW to the exclusions to speed up the execution.
I've also removed Forticlient Web Filtering because it gave me strange errors in Windows Event Viewer.
 

Moonhorse

Level 28
Verified
Content Creator
Update 16/09/2018
Avast got some problems after the Patch Tuesday update. Plus, I read about Windows Defender getting better, so I decided to give it a try... and I was quite surprised because it's very light on RAM and nearly no impact on CPU and disk usage.
I coupled it with ConfigureDefender to increase security and added my SW to the exclusions to speed up the execution.
I've also removed Forticlient Web Filtering because it gave me strange errors in Windows Event Viewer.
Forticlient web filter probably working fine with only the forticlient av, what i have been using it along with avast , comodo products and always theres some kind of error. Probably web filter should not to be run stacked with other antivirus software wich is already scanning web traffic
 

imuade

Level 11
Verified
Forticlient web filter probably working fine with only the forticlient av, what i have been using it along with avast , comodo products and always theres some kind of error. Probably web filter should not to be run stacked with other antivirus software wich is already scanning web traffic
For sure it slowed down boot and shutdown. With WD both are much quicker
 

Moonhorse

Level 28
Verified
Content Creator
But since windows defender is working out of chrome + firefox , without tweaking it ( well you did) forticlient probably would work smoothly with WD

With cf its buggy i guess, sometimes its turned on sometimes not, sometimes its on and fails to connect browser to internet because of sll error, when you turn hips on , the hips will always conflict with forticlient even you add it to trusted files
 

oldschool

Level 53
Verified
Update 16/09/2018
Avast got some problems after the Patch Tuesday update. Plus, I read about Windows Defender getting better, so I decided to give it a try... and I was quite surprised because it's very light on RAM and nearly no impact on CPU and disk usage.
I coupled it with ConfigureDefender to increase security and added my SW to the exclusions to speed up the execution.
I've also removed Forticlient Web Filtering because it gave me strange errors in Windows Event Viewer.
You have finally joined the dark side! :)
 

oldschool

Level 53
Verified
:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
I was quite skeptical because of my past experience, but now WD is really quiet on my PC :)
Now might be the time to re-visit VoodooShield or VS Pro. I don't know if this is common knowledge, but if you get a 3 year license Dan converts to lifetime. Pro version is stronger & it is much improved. Then your system is locked down with negligible weight. PM me if you want the Pro license details. :whistle: No, I am not an employee of VS nor a major fanboy. :LOL::LOL::LOL:
 
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