J Gamez065's Security Config

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  1. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    #1 DJ Panda, Jan 17, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2016
    Most recent changes:
    February 12, 2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    Anniversary Update
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    Windows Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    No
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Avast Free Anti-Virus (Tweaked Settings)
    On-demand Scanners:
    Avast Free Anti-Virus (Tweaked Settings)
    Zemana Anti-Logger
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Microsoft Edge
    Google Chrome (In case of emergencies)
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google/Bing
    Password Manager:
    Avast Password Manager
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    NONE
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    Ccleaner
    Kaspersky Software Updater
    ExpressVPN
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Daily Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Google Drive
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Windows Backup, External HD
    Sorry if this doesn't make sense I haven't really made a forum on here before :p
     
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  2. Tornado

    Tornado New Member

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    #2 Tornado, Jan 17, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
    Nice configuration, but turn User Account Control to either Default or Always Notify, also state if you have Zemana Anti-Malware Free or Premium, if you have free it is just an on-demand scanner, not real-time protection.

    You could also add other browser extensions like uBlock Origin, Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere or Web of Trust :)
     
  3. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    If you are fully comfortable with having UAC off, then by all means have it off. Just because it is off does not mean the user does not know what he/she is doing. However I have to ask, with your RT and On Demand protection, how did you get an infection less than a month ago?
     
  4. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
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    Hi, before posting your configuration, please be sure to follow the rules: add your username to your title, for example: User's Security Config.
    Anyway: only a suggestion, add a password manager, and enable UAC.
     
  5. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    Well most of it I personally feel is false positives. For example, Format Factory is legit however I have had many "suspicous" warnings from Hitmanpro and Zemana AntiMalware
     
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  6. Tornado

    Tornado New Member

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    If you get false positive detections then that is not a malware infection.
     
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  7. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    #7 DJ Panda, Jan 17, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 17, 2016
    I use Avast's Password Protector I usually don't save my passwords reguardless on computer.

    Btw, I had been trying to optimize my computer speed do you think this guy is reliable?


    Good to know XD
     
  8. Tornado

    Tornado New Member

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    Yes, but just run CCleaner and Windows Disk Clean-Up your PC will be fast anyway :) the Anti-Viruses and Anti-Malwares you use are light :)

    CCleaner link: http://download.piriform.com/ccsetup513.exe
    Windows Disk Clean-Up is built in :)
     
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  9. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    Thanks man how do I get those ads that display what I use? Under your profile?
     
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  10. Tornado

    Tornado New Member

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    It is your signature, hover over your name in the top right and click signature, you can edit it :) If 'signature' is not there then ask a staff member to change it.

    P.S: when asking some-one something or replying quote them. e.g: @Anti-Malware Reviewer
     
  11. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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    He does say its to make it fast, not secure. So:

    Step 1 - Turning off Visual Effects.
    Step 2 - Turning off Windows 10 Data Collection.
    Step 3 - Turning off Unnecessary Startup Items.
    Step 4 - Turning off Unnecessary Services or Setting them to Manual.
    Step 5 - Checking for and Removing Malware.
    Step 6 - Regular HDD? Defrag it.
    Step 7 - Windows 10 sounds.
    Step 8 - Windows 10 updates.
    Step 9 - Grab an SSD!
    Step 10 - OPTIONAL - Disable Antivirus.
    Step 11 - OPTIONAL - Turn off System Restore.

    10th and 11th step is totally out of the question.

    Step 1 is based on user discretion.

    Step 3: depends on what startup items you have. I hardly have any by default.
    Step 4: Unless you know what you are doing, I would avoid this. If confident, visit: Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations

    Unlike windows XP, there is not much you can do to speed it up but its mainly step 3 and 4 that you are looking at. That is about it.
     
  12. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
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  13. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

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    You're got some really nice real-time protection software there.
    With Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit actively protecting your browsers from vulnerability exploits, there is little chance for malware to find a gateway to your PC.
    Of course, make sure you practice safe surfing habits as much as possible, and you should never have to worry about any malware infection.

    Great config, thanks for sharing it with us! :p
     
  14. Willams

    Willams Level 2

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    Another recommendation is to defragment the hard drive regularly (1 time in the month, for example), along with CCleaner will help to optimize the system.

    Recommend Auslogics Disk Defrag, Defraggler or O & O Defrag,
     
  15. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Nothing really to add as it looks good! Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
  16. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    So far so good to your configuration, consider to have a backup browser in case of emergency.

    With your favorite extensions you put including adblocker, in terms of backup you may expand by using the built in features of Windows for system image or 3rd party programs. The more the better you can access to revert any changes.
     
  17. Umbra

    Umbra From Emsisoft
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    you should consider a system backup.
     
  18. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

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    Looks fine to me. :)
     
  19. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

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    #19 DJ Panda, Jan 18, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2016
    Hey I wanted to put this out here but I had to wipe my computer for the 2nd time since I got it on Black Friday. Is it a clash between Avast and Malwarebytes because both seem to use my CPU a lot more than anything.
     
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  20. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

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    I don't think Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Avast conflict with each other.
    Try setting exclusions for each other in their settings, nonetheless.
     
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