Jack Security Configuration (2016)

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  1. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    Jan 24, 2011
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    #1 Jack, Dec 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2016
    Most recent changes:
    25 July 2016
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Inside a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Avast Antivirus Free (Hardened Mode) + Sandboxie + HitmanPro Alert
    On-demand Scanners:
    Malwarebytes, Emsisoft and HitmanPro
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome with uBlock Origin, Web Of Trust and LastPass
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    LastPass
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    Ublock Origin
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    Ccleaner
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Weekly Backups
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Automatic / Scheduled Backups
    Updated on 25 July 2016.

    This is a pretty simple system configuration, however I mostly stay safe by not doing stupid things on my machine. I heavily use my virtual machine (with Ubuntu and Windows 10) for anything that could be risky.
     
  2. NSG001

    NSG001 New Member

    Nov 21, 2011
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    Nice work!
    Gonna need 2 x wizards for some member's set ups :D
     
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  3. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Level 8

    Jan 17, 2013
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    Very similar to my setup. CIS -AV stateful, HIPS safe mode, Auto-Sandbox untrusted. Sandboxie- restricted browsers. WSA IS- max heuristics.
     
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  4. Moose

    Moose Level 22

    Jun 14, 2011
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    Nice! Should not have any headache's! Looking Good!
     
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  5. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
    1,426
    8,285
    Nurse
    Manila, Philippines
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Great setup! :)
     
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  6. Gnosis

    Gnosis New Member

    Apr 26, 2011
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    Somewhere west of the Mississippi
    Nice job old buddy.
     
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  7. Nico@FMA

    Nico@FMA Level 27

    May 11, 2013
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    Friesland (Harlingen)
    Windows 7
    Norton
    Great setup, but did notice are you not using a VPN? Not saying that it would be needed, but it could add significantly to your security.
     
  8. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    Jan 24, 2011
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    Updated on 04 March 2016.
     
  9. safe1st

    safe1st Level 16

    Jan 29, 2016
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    Zemana
    Nice setup Jack!
    Simple :D
     
  10. Rishi

    Rishi Level 19
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    Dec 3, 2015
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    Webroot
    Nice and simple setup! Good to find another ESET based config(same here)... my humble suggestion:oops: maybe add a sandbox/shadow defender to keep system baseline changes minimal?
     
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  11. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    #11 Jack, Mar 3, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2016
    It's pretty simple... I mostly stay safe by not doing stupid things on my machine... I heavily use my virtual machine (with Ubuntu and Windows 10) for anything that could be risky.

    Giving ESET Smart Security 9 a try to see how it performs on a real system... Not a lot of options to increase the protection however it's pretty good with this out of the box setup.

    Thanks for the good suggestion. I think I will try Sandboxie to see how it performs... I was a long time user of Sandboxie but I've started to use Vmware more intensively and stopped using Sandboxie.

    EDIT: @Rishi Installed Sandboxie.
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  12. safe1st

    safe1st Level 16

    Jan 29, 2016
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    Zemana
    100% Agreed with you, same here ;)
    I use ESET on my gaming PC already a year actually.. and then I extend it for another 1 year.
     
  13. Tornado

    Tornado New Member

    Nov 22, 2015
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    No complaints from me :)
     
  14. Mihir :-)

    Mihir :-) Guest

    Loved your Configuration:)
     
  15. Jack

    Jack Administrator
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    Jan 24, 2011
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    Update: Added HitmanPro.Alert (trial) to my system configuration.

    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:

    10586.122
    OS Architecture:

    64-bit
    User Access Control:

    Always Notfiy (Maximum)
    OS Firewall:

    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Updates & Security Patches:

    Automatic
    OS App Reputation:

    Enabled (Smartscreen / Gatekeeper)
    User Account:

    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:

    No
    Participate in Malware Hub:

    Inside in a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:

    ESET Smart Security 9 with HIPS in Smart Mode and PUP detection enabled + Sandboxie + HitmanPro Alert
    On-demand Malware Scanners:

    Malwarebytes, Emsisoft and HitmanPro
    Security Product Settings:

    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:

    Google Chrome with uBlock Origin, Web Of Trust and LastPass
    Password Manager:

    LastPass
    AdBlocker:

    Ublock Origin
    Privacy Cleaners, System Tuning and Encryption:

    Ccleaner
    Data Backup:

    Weekly Backups
    System Image Backup:

    Automatic Backups
    Smartphone and Tablet OS:

    • Android
    Security Checklist:

    • Latest OS Updates
    • Lockscreen or Fingerprint
    • Trusted App Stores
    • Anti-Theft with Remote Wipe
    • Storage Encryption
     
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  16. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52
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    Aug 2, 2015
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    Linux Mint
    Default-Deny
    Hope Sophos keeps it around, I am kinda scared to check it out though till the dust settles.
    Let us know what your impressions are of it Jack, I would love to hear your thoughts on
    HMPA.
    PeAcE
     
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  17. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 8, 2011
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    24,183
    HitmanPro will stay available.
     
  18. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
    1,811
    8,661
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I don't want to bump this thread but have you considered adding Zemana as an on demand scanner?
     
  19. XianWang

    XianWang Level 1

    Oct 25, 2016
    7
    17
    Asia
    Windows 10
    Comodo
  20. XxX Legolas XxX

    XxX Legolas XxX Level 3

    Sep 20, 2016
    106
    550
    Unknown
    Windows 7
    Default-Deny
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