Latest Changes
Aug 21, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic with Deferred upgrades - Security updates only
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Comodo Firewall & Netcraft
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - 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
Web Privacy
Nano Blocker & Defender, Decentraleyes, Cookie Auto Delete, IBM-backed Quad9 DNS , uBlock Origin, IDN Safe, Trace, ClearURLs & other web extensions
Password Manager
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

HarborFront

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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

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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 28
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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

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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 :emoji_thinking: Do you use hplist/pups?
 

LDogg

Level 28
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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
 

Robbie

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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 28
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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
 
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Robbie

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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. :)
 
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LDogg

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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
 
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LDogg

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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