kankaefe config

Discussion in 'SCW Archive' started by kankaefe, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. kankaefe

    kankaefe Level 1

    Apr 23, 2015
    Most recent changes:
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    OS Architecture:
    User Access Control:
    Windows Firewall
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    Yes (In the last 3 months)
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    On my Host PC
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Avira free antivirus
    On-demand Scanners:
    Malwarebytes Anti-malware
    Security Product Settings:
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Custom Backups
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    Waiting for your help and advice
  2. #2 Lucent Warrior, Sep 15, 2016
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 15, 2016
    Config looks good to me other then i would add an Adblocker to Google Chrome, like Ublock Origin.
    I would focus on learning safer surfing habits more then worrying about adding additional security, which there are tons to learn in this forum.

    Edit: after it being pointed out, as i overlooked it, i would fully recommend never testing malware on your main PC without some sort of virtualization, like Vmware or Virtualbox.
  3. tonibalas

    tonibalas Level 39

    Sep 26, 2014
    Simple and light config.
    I have a couple of suggestions.
    Don't test on your host pc malware.
    You should do it using a virtual machine like Virtual Box or while using light virtualization software like Shadow Defender.
    Add another on demand scanner like Zemana Anti-malware or Emsisoft Emergency Kit (both free) in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware misses something.
    Thanks for sharing your config.
  4. Thanks for pointing that out, i completely over looked it at a glance.
  5. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    Your config cannot be secure when testing malware on your host machine.
    Your config is good and I agree with the suggestions above.
    With an infection within the last 3 months I might look at browsing habits and what you are clicking more so than the security programs in place.
    Thanks for sharing your config :)
  6. King Mellow

    King Mellow Level 25

    Jun 21, 2013
    Manila, Philippines
    Windows 10
    I highly agree with the above posts. Testing malware is very risky especially on your host PC. Your machine might end up unusable. :eek:
  7. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    Pretty fine configuration at all, likely expand some tools like on demand scanners.

    You may use Sandboxie or mentioned virtualization program for safe keeping.

    Add adblocker for your browser. (Adguard or Ublock Origin)
    Logethica and _CyberGhosT_ like this.
  8. Umbra

    Umbra Level 61
    Content Creator

    May 16, 2011
    Beta tester
    Europe > S-E Asia
    Windows 10
    Testing malware on host machine? bad idea.
  9. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28

    Apr 12, 2015
    SecureMyBit Developer
    My advice is to test malwares and viruses on a virtual environment such as VirtualBox or VMWare (if you test malwares on host is really dangerous for your personal data and files, but also for sensitive information and the entire system). You can also use Shadow Defender. Add ZAM Free and HTTPS Everywhere, Disconnect and uBlock Origin.

    Thanks for sharing.
  10. _CyberGhosT_

    _CyberGhosT_ Level 52

    Aug 2, 2015
    Central US
    Linux Mint
    I would listen to the Staff on this one,
    Other then the risky behavior of testing on a production (host) machine,
    It looks good, I would maybe add HMP as your 2nd opinion on demand.
    Thanks for sharing.
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