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

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Update: 3/08/18

    Removed software:
    - Mozilla FF Quantum (will leave in config section encase I wish to reinstall in the future)
    - Unchecky (may have been compromised)
    - VoodooShield (having to disabled it whenever I wish to install, update, change anything on here)
    - Multiloginapp (was testing)
    - ProtonVPN (was testing)

    Added software:
    - Immunet (testing to see if this works well)

    ~LDogg
     
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    Deleted member 178

    in your opinion what software out there offer a very light config, but also covers most attack vectors on a system?
    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.
     
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    Moonhorse

    Level 26
    Verified
    Content Creator
    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.
    cf + cs is made for average users, thats why hips isnt on
    @Evjl's Rain said only hips on paranoid would work, would you run it as paranoid @Umbra if you wanted to go cf on its own

    Or just scan frequently with on-demand scanners ( will do it anyways)
    Anyway im incomplete user so i wouldnt trust only using cf, so i rather have av
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 26
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    Content Creator
    @Moonhorse this is the amount it takes up within Task Manager:

    View attachment 194333

    ~LDogg
    Yeah CCAV is around 50mb total, so its like half more looked up from task manager

    Have you enabled scan packed files? Or just keep immunet there as on-demand scanner. Since i have no idea about system impact immunet+ cf vs CCAV

    I could disable real time scanning from ccav, since auto-sandbox is on block mode and signatures are still updated in real time..:rolleyes:
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Yeah CCAV is around 50mb total, so its like half more looked up from task manager

    Have you enabled scan packed files? Or just keep immunet there as on-demand scanner. Since i have no idea about system impact immunet+ cf vs CCAV

    I could disable real time scanning from ccav, since auto-sandbox is on block mode and signatures are still updated in real time..:rolleyes:
    Just enabled the Packed & Achive Scans in settings. Seeing how it'll do now. Seems very very light!!

    ~LDogg
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Updated settings & extensions for currant config 4/08/18.

    Comodo Firewall:
    - Auto Containment (Enabled)
    - HIPS (Safe Mode)
    - Virusscope (Enabled)
    - Website filtering disabled (Forticlient is only web filter i need)

    Scriptsafe for Comodo Ice Dragon & Opera (my own settings in tests):
    - Browser Plugin, Battery, Device Enumeration, Gamepad, WebVR, Canvas Font Fingerprint protections blocked.
    - WebGL is blocked in about:config settings for Ice Dragon, the rest are unblocked due to site breakage in tests

    Forticlient:
    - Only web filter, default settings
    Will be keeping Netcraft, due to personal testing blocked all Phishing sites

    Immunet (my own settings in tests):
    - ClamAV off
    - Blocking Mode off (too heavy, also creates a lot of False Positives for software & installation of software when testing)
    - Scanning Archived Files on (scans through .rar .zip files)
    - Scanning Packed Files on (scans through obfuscated files)

    Malwarebytes Browser Extension (CID & Opera)
    - Adblocking only function turned off

    @Evjl's Rain @Moonhorse @HarborFront hope you like my new config. :D

    ~LDogg
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 26
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Only features ice dragon has comodo secure dns ( asks during installation) you wont benefit from it since youre using Quad9
    The only feature you have is siteinspector, i bet you dont use it at all since it wont have any kind of real-time protection feature

    Could aswell go back to firefox quantum, for more frequently updates

    Something i wanted to ask is do you have comodo internet security essentials installed, wich is bundled with comodo firewall installer

    Do you have both; comodo and windows firewalls enabled? I do. Now im just wondering myself do i benefit anything from Syshardener windows firewall settings along with cf
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    It also has Comodo Online Security (extension), & HTTPS Enforcement from Comodo too. Both of which I have disabled. I think Comodo Ice Dragon seems to be a bit more stable compared to Quantum so far. Which is why I uninstalled it during my tests.

    Forgetting WFW, Syshardener goes further. You would definitely benefit from Syahardener + CFW.

    I'm having a trial with Forticlient + Immunet currently. For now I think they both serve me no purpose. I need to have a config where I am 100% i like and to my means xD Talk about being fussy I know.

    ~LDogg

    ~LDogg
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Since you had VDS + cf , you could give a go for Heilig Defense RansomOff
    Since its signature-less and cf has signatures they could work well together?
    I could. But I think basic uBlock filter lists may do a better job. Then I'd have installed 3 software over taking off Unchecky (maybe compromised) + VDS.

    I'll take a look though. I believe CFW + Malwarebytes + Forticlient should more then well deal with Ransomware. Even then I'm thinking about taking off Immunet + Forticlient.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I'll have a look, may test it and have a think about. Appreciate it.

    ~LDogg
     
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    Moonhorse

    Level 26
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    I guess immunet + forticlient are bit of useless for you anyways, you would be fine with cf

    I can bloat my system with maximium protection or just go with lightest setup, at last it doesnt make huge difference to my daily browsing habits + gaming performance. I will only notice difference when i open up task manager/ killswitch to see whats happening.

    Same with the browser extensions, i could be fine with nanoblocker + bitwarden only. But having netcraft/ malwarebytes doesnt affect into browser performance at all, just extra protection so i rather have them than be without

    For me this is just endless cycle where i swap my setup to another, its like hobby. I think av-testing would be next step, wich makes it bit more exciting
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    I guess immunet + forticlient are bit of useless for you anyways, you would be fine with cf

    I can bloat my system with maximium protection or just go with lightest setup, at last it doesnt make huge difference to my daily browsing habits + gaming performance. I will only notice difference when i open up task manager/ killswitch to see whats happening.

    Same with the browser extensions, i could be fine with nanoblocker + bitwarden only. But having netcraft/ malwarebytes doesnt affect into browser performance at all, just extra protection so i rather have them than be without

    For me this is just endless cycle where i swap my setup to another, its like hobby. I think av-testing would be next step, wich makes it bit more exciting
    I'd want something else alongside CFW. As I'm only use some default settings anyway. :p

    ~LDogg
     
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    Moonhorse

    Level 26
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    Some cloud av with cf would be nice, kaspersky perhaps when it becomes available for you. Then you could ditch some extensions maybe

    Or cf + andys configure defender

    Well theres alot alternatives but well see
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Some cloud av with cf would be nice, kaspersky perhaps when it becomes available for you. Then you could ditch some extensions maybe

    Or cf + andys configure defender

    Well theres alot alternatives but well see
    There is. I feel as if I do not need Forticlient at all, as I'm using Netcraft & Malwarebytes.

    ~LDogg