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    imuade

    Level 10
    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 10
    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 10
    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 10
    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 27
    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 10
    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 27
    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 40
    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 40
    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: