Latest Changes
Jun 25, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    17134.472
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    None
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Software:
    • Bitdefender Total Security 2019 (23.0.24.120) (6 month trial)
    • Tinywall (disbaled)
    • Kerish Doctor 2019
    Web Browser (Brave): Emsisoft Browser Security
    Web Browser (Edge):
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Won't say.
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Comodo Cleaning Essentials - Killswitch which is like task manager, usage on a weekly basis
    Zemana Anti Malware 3.0 - once a week usage
    NPE - when needed for a scan
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave:
    Scriptsafe - Unwanted content, blocking of scripts on websites
    Click n Clean - Set to wipe all data on browser exit
    Nano Adblocker - Filterlists via screenshot: Screenshot
    Poper Blocker - Primarily for successful blockage of Pop Ups
    Emsisoft Browser Security - Blockage of malware and more
    Authy - For 2 Factor authentication

    Edge:
    Nano Adblocker - Filterlist is same as previous screenshot
    McAfee SiteAdvisor - Blocks malware, viruses and various other features
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Trace
    Scriptsafe
    Nano Adblocker
    Windscribe VPN - Free Plan, 30GB data allowance
    Password Managers
  • Do not believe in using a PW Manager for myself, have a photographic memory :P
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo - privacy and alternative to Google
  • System Utilities
    Virtual DJ - my job as a DJ
    Seed4Me - 1 Year Plan for VPN
    Vuze - for torrent downloads as some music I purchase also has Torrent dl's
    Kerish Doctor 2019: A lot of tools to mention xD
    NVT Connections Viewer - self explanatory
    Wise Care 365 v5.2.7 - Scheduled weekly cleans
    Syshardener (Portable) - self explanatory
    Revo Uninstaller Pro - self explanatory
    7-Zip - self explanatory
    Data Backup
    Exiland Backup Standard &
    Aomei Backupper Professional (v4.6.2)

    • Backed up via USB & HD
    • Also on volume
    • Daily backups of critical folders
    Frequency of Data backups
    Daily
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Malware testing
  • Computer Specifications
    Brand/Model: Panasonic CF-52PFN32PE Toughbook
    CPU: Intel Core i5 M 420, 2.40GHz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    RAM; 4GB
    SDD: 250GB
    GPU: n/a

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Welcome to my setup for this year, I wasn't going to post but I thought why not. Not much has changed from the other one apart from in depth explanations in most categories. The main aim of this setup was to be light as possible with the strongest protection I could muster, twinned with very good browsing habits.

    Something brand new to my config is my device specs, enjoy them :p

    Hope you all like my config, feel free to leave a reply and/or constructive feedback. Happy New Year as well!

    ~LDogg
     

    sepik

    Level 2
    Very nice setup!
    I do like to ask about:
    Forticlient: Any performance issues or slowdowns while browsing the net or filecopying, archiving/unarchiving? Does it do many i/o writes(crucial
    for SSD i think), how about CPU usage?
    Vuze: Is it java-based torrent client? Im using qbittorrent.
    Firewall: Are you using default windows firewall or a third party firewall software that uses windows firewall? Maybe you want to run Atelier Firewall test(its signed, safe to run, tho some AVs blocks it even its signed). Test 1-3 are basic firewall test that any firewall should pass. Test 4-6 are more like advanced techniques to get an access to internet. Test 4-6 are kind of a combined Firewall+HIPS test. Any malware can do that also, so i suggest to add HIPS component to your setup.
    And there might be a situation that you dont know that some malware is lurkin inside your computer and using above methods(test 4-6) to get an internet access. That is why keystroke encryption comes to play. I think.

    But thanks for these:
    Scriptsafe - Unwanted content, blocking of scripts on websites
    Trace - Overall website privacy + higher domain levels blocked
    Click n Clean - Set to wipe all data on browser exit
    Poper Blocker - Primarily for successful blockage of Pop Ups

    Have to test those!
    Regards,
    -sepik
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Very nice setup!
    I do like to ask about:
    Forticlient: Any performance issues or slowdowns while browsing the net or filecopying, archiving/unarchiving? Does it do many i/o writes(crucial
    for SSD i think), how about CPU usage?
    Vuze: Is it java-based torrent client? Im using qbittorrent.
    Firewall: Are you using default windows firewall or a third party firewall software that uses windows firewall? Maybe you want to run Atelier Firewall test(its signed, safe to run, tho some AVs blocks it even its signed). Test 1-3 are basic firewall test that any firewall should pass. Test 4-6 are more like advanced techniques to get an access to internet. Test 4-6 are kind of a combined Firewall+HIPS test. Any malware can do that also, so i suggest to add HIPS component to your setup.
    And there might be a situation that you dont know that some malware is lurkin inside your computer and using above methods(test 4-6) to get an internet access. That is why keystroke encryption comes to play. I think.

    But thanks for these:
    Scriptsafe - Unwanted content, blocking of scripts on websites
    Trace - Overall website privacy + higher domain levels blocked
    Click n Clean - Set to wipe all data on browser exit
    Poper Blocker - Primarily for successful blockage of Pop Ups

    Have to test those!
    Regards,
    -sepik
    Forticlient: no performance issues or slowdowns at all!
    Vuze: this is java based
    Firewall: only using WIndow Firewall
    HIPS: what software do you recommend I should use to add for HIPS for my setup?

    No problem, have a test with them and see what you think about the extension.

    ~LDogg
     

    HarborFront

    Level 46
    Verified
    Content Creator
    @HarborFront what's your current extension setup then?

    ~LDogg
    Privacy/Security extensions for my FF set up

    1) ClearURLs
    2) Skip Redirect
    3) Behind the Overlay
    4) Behavioral Keyboard Privacy
    5) IDN Safe
    6) uBO(Hard Mode with Decentraleyes noop rules) + filters
    7) Decentraleyes
    8) Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy
    9) TrackMeNot
    10) Google Container
    11) Temporary Containers (also, enable first party isolation in FF)
    12) CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Exfil Protection
    13) I don’t care about cookies
    14) Cookies AutoDelete
    15) Netcraft
    16) Nano Defender
    17) Malwarebytes
    18) User-Agent Switcher
    19) CanvasBlocker **
    20) ScriptSafe **
    21) Trace **
    22) ETag Stoppa **
    23) Browser Plugs Fingerprint Privacy Firewall **


    Privacy/Security extensions for my Chrome set up

    1) Cookie AutoDelete
    2) Auto History Wipe
    3) BehindTheOverlay
    4) Local CDN
    5) Neat URL
    6) User-Agent Switcher and Manager
    7) Keyboard Privacy
    8) Noiszy
    9) TrackMeNot
    10) CSS Exfil Protection
    11) I don’t care about cookies
    12) Anti Rebind
    13) Netcraft
    14) uBO (Hard Mode with Decentraleyes noop rules) + filters
    15) Nano Defender
    16) WebRTC Control **
    17) ScriptSafe **
    18) Cache Killer **
    19) BP Privacy Block All Font and Glyph Detection **
    Note :- Unable to prevent canvasfingerprint blocker from revealing its own fingerprint unlike in FF

    With the above set up (with **) I passed ALL the tests in the below links and get 100% anonymity in whoer.net for both browsers

    browserleaks.com (some tests are irrelevant)
    bromite.org/detect
    audiofingerprint.openwpm.com/
    Lucb1e.com :: Cookieless Cookies
    whoer.net

    Edit :- Sorry, a mistake here. Changed item 19) for Chrome
     
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    Privacy/Security extensions for my FF set up

    1) ClearURLs
    2) Skip Redirect
    3) Behind the Overlay
    4) Behavioral Keyboard Privacy
    5) IDN Safe
    6) uBO(Hard Mode with Decentraleyes noop rules) + filters
    7) Decentraleyes
    8) Privacy-Oriented Origin Policy
    9) TrackMeNot
    10) Google Container
    11) Temporary Containers (also, enable first party isolation in FF)
    12) CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Exfil Protection
    13) I don’t care about cookies
    14) Cookies AutoDelete
    15) Netcraft
    16) Nano Defender
    17) Malwarebytes
    18) User-Agent Switcher
    19) CanvasBlocker **
    20) ScriptSafe **
    21) Trace **
    22) ETag Stoppa **
    23) Browser Plugs Fingerprint privacy Firewall **


    Privacy/Security extensions for my Chrome set up

    1) Cookie AutoDelete
    2) Auto History Wipe
    3) BehindTheOverlay
    4) Local CDN
    5) Neat URL
    6) User-Agent Switcher and Manager
    7) Keyboard Privacy
    8) Noiszy
    9) TrackMeNot
    10) CSS Exfil Protection
    11) I don’t care about cookies
    12) Anti Rebind
    13) Netcraft
    14) uBO (Hard Mode with Decentraleyes noop rules) + filters
    15) Nano Defender
    16) WebRTC Control **
    17) ScriptSafe **
    18) Cache Killer **
    19) Blend In and Spoof Most Popular Properties **
    Note :- Unable to prevent canvasfingerprint blocker from revealing its own fingerprint unlike in FF

    With the above set up (with **) I passed ALL the tests in the below links and get 100% anonymity in whoer.net for both browsers

    browserleaks.com (some tests are irrelevant)
    bromite.org/detect
    audiofingerprint.openwpm.com/
    Lucb1e.com :: Cookieless Cookies
    whoer.net
    Could you please post a screenshot with open chrome or firefox for educational purposes? Thank you.
     
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    HarborFront

    Level 46
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Could you please post a screenshot with open chrome or firefox for educational purposes? Thank you.
    See attached photos of my FF(top) and Chrome(below) privacy/security extensions (with a few extras) set ups and tests done at whoer.net
    Firefox.jpg

    Chrome.jpg
     
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    lol i have 90% anonymity just by using 1 VPN and 3 extensions, and i lost 10% because my system time is different than my IP address time (they guess im under a VPN). LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.


    Screenshot_2019-01-24 How to find and check my IP address.png


    Skill is all.
     
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