Jack Security Configuration (2016)

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Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
System type
64-bit OS
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen
User Account
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
Yes - Using a secure, isolated environment (ie. VM)
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Avast Antivirus Free (Hardened Mode) + Sandboxie + HitmanPro Alert
Security Protection settings
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Malwarebytes, Emsisoft and HitmanPro
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome with uBlock Origin, Web Of Trust and LastPass
Web Privacy
Ublock Origin
Password Management
LastPass
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
Ccleaner
Intervals between Personal data backups
Weekly
Intervals between System Image backups
Regularly

Jack

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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.
 
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Jack

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Nice setup Jack!
Simple :D
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.

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?
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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safe1st

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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.
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.
 

Jack

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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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