Latest changes
Aug 21, 2018
Windows Edition
Pro
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow automatic security updates and manual feature updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Firewall and Network protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Comodo Firewall & Netcraft
Periodic scanners
CCE w/ Killswitch, Zemana Antimalware, Norton Power Eraser & Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browser 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 tools and VPN
Nano Blocker & Defender, Decentraleyes, Cookie Auto Delete, IBM-backed Quad9 DNS , uBlock Origin, IDN Safe, Trace, ClearURLs & other web extensions
Password manager
None.
Search engine
DuckDuckGo
Maintenance tools
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
Photos and Files backup
AOMEI Backupper Standard
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per week
Backup and Restore
AOMEI Backupper Standard
Backup schedule
Once or more per week

HarborFront

Level 52
Verified
Content Creator
Hi @LDogg

I know you are strongly in favor of using Netcraft. Have you read their privacy policy?

Netcraft | Privacy Statement

If you find Netcraft's privacy policy unacceptable you can use NoScript (for FF) which has XSS protection as well and add the necessary phishing filters in uBO. Also, Malwarebytes offers some protection against phishing too.

In addition, for FF, you can set DNS-over-HTTPS using Security Filter in CleanBrowsing DNS which blocks access to phishing, malware and malicious domains in the link below

Anti-phishing protection without Google Safebrowsing

CleanBrowsing phishing protection test is mentioned here

Phishing Protection — Comparing DNS Security Filters
 
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LDogg

Level 31
Verified
Hi @LDogg

I know you are strongly in favor of using Netcraft. Have you read their privacy policy?

Netcraft | Privacy Statement

If you find Netcraft's privacy policy unacceptable you can use NoScript (for FF) which has XSS protection as well and add the necessary phishing filters in uBO. Also, Malwarebytes offers some protection against phishing too.

In addition, for FF, you can set DNS-over-HTTPS using Security Filter in CleaningBrowsing which blocks access to phishing, malware and malicious domains in the link below

Anti-phishing protection without Google Safebrowsing
I'm fine with the Netcraft privacy policy. I feel their protection is strong enough to warrant it personally on this end.

I'll have a look at this DNS-over-HTTPS. However I cannot use any other DNS service due to connecting to a pubs wifi when DJing.

~LDogg
 

LDogg

Level 31
Verified
Updated: 21/08/18

Removed from Comodo Ice Dragon + Opera
- Malwarebytes (slowing down browser startup and webpage, too many false positives)

Removed from system.
- Immunet (i feel it provide insufficient protection for what I need, but was installed to test)

Installed software
- MinerOff (testing)
- Cybernetic Shade (for software & browser sandboxing)

Edit: Cybernetic shade collect too much info on installation so not installed.

~LDogg
 
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Moonhorse

Level 28
Verified
Content Creator
Updated: 21/08/18

Removed from Comodo Dragon + Opera
- Malwarebytes (slowing down browser startup and webpage, too many false positives)

Removed from system.
- Immunet (i feel it provide insufficient protection for what I need, but was installed to test)

Installed software
- MinerOff (testing)
- Cybernetic Shade (for software & browser sandboxing)

~LDogg
Ice dragon you mean :unsure: Do you use hplist/pups?
 

LDogg

Level 31
Verified
I'm currently using CFW + Syshardener v1.5 + Netcraft/Scriptsafe (Comodo Icedragon/Opera) as my security setup. Mineroff is just in a test period so currently I will not include this within the setup currently.

Just wondering if there's anything out there which doesn't trample on OS Bootup time or resources.

Thanks for any replies.

~LDogg
 

RoboMan

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
Malware Tester
Depending on your CFW settings even SysHardener can be redundant. I think you're perfect to go, I wouldn't add anything else. You're locked down and if it works great and doesn't affect the performance, just make sure you have safe habits and you're good to go sir :)
 

LDogg

Level 31
Verified
Depending on your CFW settings even SysHardener can be redundant. I think you're perfect to go, I wouldn't add anything else. You're locked down and if it works great and doesn't affect the performance, just make sure you have safe habits and you're good to go sir :)
Thank you, @RoboMan. I always have safe habits so not too bad on that end. :p

~LDogg
 

RoboMan

Level 30
Verified
Content Creator
Malware Tester
Thank you, @RoboMan. I always have safe habits so not too bad on that end. :p

~LDogg
Hehe, the statistics of getting infected with safe habits and general knowledge exist, but are minimum. As long as you have a script and ad blocker well configured, some app container and you know the Donny do's and don'ts, you should not have any issue. :)
 

LDogg

Level 31
Verified
Updated: 11/09/2018.

Disabled Windows Defender via group policy. I found WD to fairy memory & CPU heavy.

Removed MBAM Browser Extension from all web browsers.

~LDogg
 

LDogg

Level 31
Verified
Minor update:

- Scanned full system with Zemana nothing found, but CPU usage is higher than normal. Idle should be 48% but floats upt to 54-58%, could be doing this as Window Defender is disabled.

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~LDogg
 
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