Latest Changes
Aug 21, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates with Paused Upgrades (up to 365 days)
    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
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Comodo Firewall & Netcraft
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    CCE w/ Killswitch, Zemana Antimalware, Norton Power Eraser & Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Browsers and Extensions
    Browser: Opera (latest version) (default browser)
    Extensions: Nano Blocker & Defender, SingleClick Cleaner, Cookie Autodelete, Random User-Agent, Privacy Possum, CSS Exfil Protection, Auto History Wipe, Netcraft, Script Defender & i don't care about cookies.

    Browser: Comodo Ice Dragon
    Extensions: Scriptsafe, uBlock Origin, ClearURLs, Behind The Overlay, Netcraft, Cookie Autodelete, Random User-Agent, Trace, Decentraleyes & CanvasBlocker

    Browser: Firefox Quantum (not on current system)
    Extensions: NoScript, Decentraleyes, Cookie Auto Delete, Trace, uBlock Origin, IDN Safe, CSS Exfil Protection, ClearURLs, Skip Redirect, Smart Referer, Malwarebytes, BehindTheOverlay, Ghostery, Keyboard Privacy, CanvasBlocker, Netcraft & Random User Agent
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Nano Blocker & Defender, Decentraleyes, Cookie Auto Delete, IBM-backed Quad9 DNS , uBlock Origin, IDN Safe, Trace, ClearURLs & other web extensions
    Password Managers
  • None.
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo
  • System Utilities
    O&OShutup 10, Defraggler, RevoUninstaller, SysHardener 1.5 (Evjl Rain settings) for additional system security and lockdown, procexp, Windscribe VPN Free 15GB plan, VLC Media Player, OpenOffice, 7zip, Virtual DJ Pro, CDBurnerXP, AOMEI Backupper Standard, Bleachbit, PrivaZer & Wise Care 365
    Data Backup
    AOMEI Backupper Standard
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    AOMEI Backupper Standard
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly

    DeepWeb

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    Very interesting extensions especially CSS Exfil Protection. I will look into it thanks to you. (y)
     
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    LDogg

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    Thinking about ditching this current setup.

    @HarborFront @Umbra @Evjl's Rain in your opinion what software out there offer a very light config, but also covers most attack vectors on a system?

    I was thinking maybe CFW + Immunet
    Tinywall + OSArmor + Browser Extensions
    CFW on it's on (not too confident with it alone)
    Immunet (Clam AV off) + Forticlient (Web only) + Tinywall.
    CFW + Second opinion scanners + web extensions
    CFW + OSArmor
    OSArmor + Zonealarm Firewall.

    Or CCAV with something else.

    I'm not quite sure. I don't wish to get rid of Comodo Firewall as I know what to do with it.

    ~LDogg
     

    Moonhorse

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    But why isnt windows firewall option as tweaked?

    I will vote for:
    Either cf + cs + hips
    or cfw + immunet, disable clamAV+ packet file scanning
     

    LDogg

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    I don't mess with the default FW. Just something personal I guess.

    Edit: could also clash with CFW.

    ~LDogg
     
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    Evjl's Rain

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    I prefer CF + immunet or CF + avast tweaked for max performance (crippled security)
    CF + K9 is also very nice, actually better web filter than forticlient

    But why isnt windows firewall option as tweaked?
    there are still many ways to bypass windows firewall but it's extremely hard to bypass CF
    WF+tweaked avast or voodooshield can eliminate most infection vectors

    for example, even KFA+WF can be bypassed by random exe malwares but avast has hardened mode which can easily deal with exe malwares

    avast+syshardener+WF is an almost bulletproof setup
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    But why isnt windows firewall option as tweaked?

    I will vote for:
    Either cf + cs + hips
    or cfw + immunet, disable clamAV+ packet file scanning
    if a malware is trusted and bypasses CF, if HIPS is set safe mode => HIPS will be useless because it will be bypassed too

    unless, you set HIPS as paranoid, HIPS will have no effect on trusted malwares

    HIPS is for paranoid users or users who want to lockdown their PC and don't install anything
    totally not recommended for daily usage
     

    LDogg

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    I prefer CF + immunet or CF + avast tweaked for max performance (crippled security)
    CF + K9 is also very nice, actually better web filter than forticlient


    there are still many ways to bypass windows firewall but it's extremely hard to bypass CF
    WF+tweaked avast or voodooshield can eliminate most infection vectors

    for example, even KFA+WF can be bypassed by random exe malwares but avast has hardened mode which can easily deal with exe malwares

    avast+syshardener+WF is an almost bulletproof setup
    I'm thinking of adding Immunet and removing Unchecky & VoodooShield. VDS is great. How good is Immunet though?

    ~LDogg
     

    Moonhorse

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    if a malware is trusted and bypasses CF, if HIPS is set safe mode => HIPS will be useless because it will be bypassed too

    unless, you set HIPS as paranoid, HIPS will have no effect on trusted malwares

    HIPS is for paranoid users or users who want to lockdown their PC and don't install anything
    totally not recommended for daily usage
    Thanks, eye opening. Might go for immunet + cf later, im just in love with CCAV for now
     
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    Evjl's Rain

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    I'm thinking of adding Immunet and removing Unchecky & VoodooShield. VDS is great. How good is Immunet though?

    ~LDogg
    immunet has very aggressive signatures, which are much better than many many AVs. However, it's aggressive = quite prone to FPs. it detects something all of my second op. scanners or avast/KFA couldn't detect
    it's super light without clamAV. very insignificant system impact unless you execute a very very huge file >300MB
     

    Moonhorse

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    immunet has very aggressive signatures, which are much better than many many AVs. However, it's aggressive = quite prone to FPs. it detects something all of my seconds op. scanners or avast/KFA couldn't detect
    it's super light without clamAV. very insignificant system impact unless you execute a very very huge file >300MB
    Guess im gonna test this combo, myself aswell.. since even cs said cf is lighter than CCAV
     
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    Evjl's Rain

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    Guess im gonna test this combo, myself aswell.. since even cs said cf is lighter than CCAV
    CCAV without the cloud AV module might be lighter than CF? I guess
    any AV is heavier than a firewall

    if you want to test immunet, please be careful with FPs if you can tolerate it
    it's okay for me but not sure for other people
     

    imuade

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    immunet has very aggressive signatures, which are much better than many many AVs. However, it's aggressive = quite prone to FPs. it detects something all of my seconds op. scanners or avast/KFA couldn't detect
    it's super light without clamAV. very insignificant system impact unless you execute a very very huge file >300MB
    Does Immunet register as AV on Windows Security Center?
    I tried it few weeks ago, but I can't remember if it did... I'm getting old :p
    But I do remember I tried to make a right-click scan on a file and nothing happened...
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    Does Immunet register as AV on Windows Security Center?
    I tried it few weeks ago, but I can't remember if it did... I'm getting old :p
    But I do remember I tried to make a right-click scan on a file and nothing happened...
    sometimes, it randomly fails to connect to servers for unknown reason, usually after we wake up the pc from a long sleep, when the internet disconnects
    immunet right-click scan is not reliable and buggy, I prefer entering the UI and use the custom scan
    I don't remember if immunet does it or not because I always disable security notifications. i don't think it matters

    I'm using avast + CF now just because I like avast :))
    it has BB in case I allow something to bypass cf sandbox
     

    Moonhorse

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    Immunet register as av on security center yes, when i had immunet a go i cant remember what actually happened but it was conflicting something with comodo, maybe because i didnt add immunet as trusted with cis

    Anyway ccav + syshardener is lightest solution i have ever tried myself, might try immunet + cf later but as paranoid person i will end up to uninstall it anyway
     

    Nestor

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    sometimes, it randomly fails to connect to servers for unknown reason, usually after we wake up the pc from a long sleep, when the internet disconnects
    immunet right-click scan is not reliable and buggy, I prefer entering the UI and use the custom scan
    I don't remember if immunet does it or not because I always disable security notifications. i don't think it matters

    I'm using avast + CF now just because I like avast :))
    it has BB in case I allow something to bypass cf sandbox
    Can Immunet be used as a second opinion scanner?I mean instead of HPA or EEK,is actually effective?Did it has a portable version?
     
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    LDogg

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    So @Evjl's Rain would you say if I take off VDS + Unchecky replace both with Immunet and look at certain settings (ClamAV off) it would be a bit better? Also obviously testing myself too, I've used it once before.

    ~LDogg
     

    Evjl's Rain

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    So @Evjl's Rain would you say if I take off VDS + Unchecky replace both with Immunet and look at certain settings (ClamAV off) it would be a bit better? Also obviously testing myself too, I've used it once before.

    ~LDogg
    I think so because CF+VDS overlap each other a lot => you will get double prompts for the same application
    immunet is just an AV so it will block malware without generating extra popup

    it's a very basic AV with only signatures, nothing more
     
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