lovehungryman's config

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Dec 31, 1969
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Home
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
F-Secure SAFE
-MCShield Anti-malware
-Heimdal Pro
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free, TDSSKiller, Comodo CCE, Hitman Pro free scan.
Browsers, Search and Addons
1.Cyberfox with Lastpass, Ublock Origin, Disconnect, Https everywhere and BitDefender TrafficLigth.

2.Vivaldi with Lastpass, Ublock Origin, Disconnect, Https everywhere and BitDefender TrafficLight.

3.Edge (not configured yet)
Maintenance and Cleaning
CCleaner free.
Personal backup routine
Device backup routine

lovehungryman

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Jun 23, 2015
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I have these other programs and software installed that I would like to know if somehow are unnecessary as I think it might be overkill having them all together running all the time at the same time as they might offer the same protection (or not at all) or might conflict with one another, for example:
-EMET 5.5 vs Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free.
-Heimdal Pro vs Adguard 6.
-Adguard 6 vs some browser extensions (ublock or trafficlight).
-Or any of the above vs my anti malware suite.
 
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OneDay

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Hello, mate, and thanks for sharing..
If you browse carefully and common-sense is your middle name, then you'll be fine.
But... if you need something more effective, consider another antivirus program, there are lot of good free solutions (e.g. Avast, Avira, AVG).
All in all, a simple and good config.
 

Kuttz

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You could improve your defence against Malware by installing Avast Free 2015 which has a much higher protection level against malware than what Windows built in Defender can. Otherwise a sufficient security for normal use.
 

Exterminator

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Nice efficient config! If you exercise common sense you should be just fine. Thanks for sharing your config :)
 
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lovehungryman

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Jun 23, 2015
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I used to have Avast in my old Vista computer that then I turned into running Linux only. As a matter of fact I have been trying different software, first Panda then 360 total security then Avira and Comodo's but since I had not used any Windows for over 4 years (until now) some of those antivirus programs I mentioned are too overkill for me or were simply not as expected... I will consider another antivirus program again after windows 10, Avast! maybe?... Thank you all guys for your answers and support!
 

Korora

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Jul 22, 2015
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You should consider switching to one of these Anti-Viruses:
  • Qihoo 360 Total Security Essential
  • avast!
  • Avira

I also recommend using Windows Firewall Control to extend the usability of Windows Firewall.
 
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lovehungryman

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Jun 23, 2015
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I have these other programs and software installed that I would like to know if somehow are unnecessary as I think it might be overkill having them all together running all the time at the same time as they might offer the same protection (or not at all) or might conflict with one another, for example:
-EMET 5.5 vs Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free.
-Heimdal Pro vs Adguard 6.
-Adguard 6 vs some browser extensions (ublock or trafficlight).
-Or any of the above vs my anti malware suite.
 
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I have these other programs and software installed that I would like to know if somehow are unnecessary as I think it might be overkill having them all together running all the time at the same time as they might offer the same protection (or not at all) or might conflict with one another, for example:
-EMET 5.5 vs Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free.
-Heimdal Pro vs Adguard 6.
-Adguard 6 vs some browser extensions (ublock or trafficlight).
-Or any of the above vs my anti malware suite.
1.) EMET is free and can be better, but for advanced users only - verdict = MBAE
2.) Heimdal Pro and Adguard for Windows are completely different things, but both good - verdict = N/A
3.) uBlock Origin is the best IMO but Adguard FOR WINDOWS is the best (but uBlock Origin is the best EXTENSION) - verdict = N/S