Latest Changes
Dec 29, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1803
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Forticlient w/ Syshardener, Window Defender w/ Hard_Configuree & ConfigureDefender
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free - for PUPs
    Zemana Antimalware - general scans
    NPE - only using when I know the system is infected
    Comodo Cleaning Essentials - for general computing aspects
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave (Default browser)
    Click & Clean, Poper Blocker, Emsisoft Browser Security, Trace & Scriptsafe

    Comodo Ice Dragon
    Extensions: Trace, ScriptSafe, Cookie-AutoDelete & uBlock Origin
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Nano Adblocker, Cookie Auto Delete, Scriptsafe & Trace
    Password Managers
  • Don't believe in using PW Managers
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo
  • System Utilities
    Syshardener 1.5, 7zip, Wise Disk Cleaner, Virtual DJ, Process Explorer
    Data Backup
    Aomei Backupper
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Aomei Backupper
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Care to elaborate more than "PWs are stored in brainnexus.exe"?
    My brain remembers all the PWs. Having a photographic memory is great. :p

    Edit: never forgotten a password for any account in over 7 years.

    ~LDogg
     
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    JiSingh12

    Level 3
    I am still running SysHardener.
    ~LDogg
    How did you specifically go around mixing SysHardener with Hard_configurator? I've got a thread open about using them two together but it seems only for the intelligent and skilled people
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    How did you specifically go around mixing SysHardener with Hard_configurator? I've got a thread open about using them two together but it seems only for the intelligent and skilled people
    I don't use the Designated File Types in Hard_Configure, this is dealt with using Syshardener, I believe where the key lays is understanding what works better in either program. In Hard Configuer I use: No Powershell Exec Hard Configuer seems to have a better way of reducing the attack surface on this option then Syshardener. Block Sponsors/More SRP are off due to shortcuts/taskbar shortcuts not working as they should. For File Type Extensions I find Syshardener easier to use. Syshardener can also disable unused Windows Services which could be use to exploit the system, some of these aren't touched (read below).

    With Hard_Configure you have the option to Run Everything through Smartscreen which is amazing.

    One thing to note is not to treat Syshardener like a 75 option swiss army knife, you're only looking for things to go wrong.

    ~LDogg
     

    Spawn

    Administrator
    Verified
    Staff member
    My brain remembers all the PWs. Having a photographic memory is great. :p

    Edit: never forgotten a password for any account in over 7 years.

    ~LDogg
    How complex are ALL the memorised passwords (a-z, A-Z, 0-9 and Symbols, Readable)?
     
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    Andy Ful

    Level 48
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    ...
    For File Type Extensions I find Syshardener easier to use. Syshardener can also disable unused Windows Services which could be use to exploit the system, some of these aren't touched (read below).
    ...
    For disabling unused services, the best configurator is probably ESO:
    Easy Service Optimizer v1.2

    When using SysHardener to block file extensions you cannot:
    1. block in the Userspace files with some dangerous extensions like: chm, cmd, cpl, msc, msp, mst, settingcontent-ms, URL, etc.;
    2. most extensions from SysHardener are blocked anyway by SRP in the Userspace even when you have empty SRP DFT list: bat, js, jse, vbs, vbe, wsf, wsh;
    3. you cannot open/run files with blocked extensions even if they are located in the safe location (Program Files);
    4. you cannot whitelist files with blocked extensions;
    5. you cannot use the Hard_Configurator Log, to see the paths of blocked files by extension.
    (y)