SECURE Malfhas Security Config

Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by Malfhas, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Malfhas

    Malfhas Level 3

    Jun 29, 2014
    139
    1,040
    France
    Windows 10
    Most recent changes:
    24/12/2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    Falls Creators Update
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    Windows Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Inside a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    SecureAPlus Premium (With Avira Offline Addon)
    On-demand Scanners:
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome, uBlock Origin, Web of Trust, LastPass, Debrid-Link, Keepa
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    LastPass
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBlock Origin
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Custom Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Backup of my important files on different hard drives in my tower with more replication on NAS in Raid 1 + Cloud backup
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Macrium Free
    My home current security config.
     
  2. iapyx

    iapyx Level 1

    Jun 5, 2017
    40
    123
    Northern California
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Hi! Thanks for sharing your config. There are some things you could change to improve your security.
    • Regularly create system image backups. I understand you have backed up important files, but a system image backup is important so you don't lose your programs or settings. Not only this, but a couple of files could go past that you may not have thought as important before, but that you now need. If you have a NAS, creating a system image backup every month or so shouldn't be that difficult.
    • Make sure Windows Defender is configured for maximum security. (Block on First Sight, etc.)
    • Add some other second-opinion scanners. Consider Zemana Anti-Malware (Portable) or Norton Power Eraser.
    Again, thanks for sharing! :)
     
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  3. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 11

    Jul 6, 2017
    510
    3,494
    spain
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    I recommend a backup program, such as Macrium reflect. is totally free. thanks for sharing:)
     
  4. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    12,283
    46,677
    USA
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I would recommend a system image backup solution however even though I do a clean install from time to time I still do backups.
    Apart from that you have a secure config.Thanks for sharing it with us :)
     
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  5. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
    Trusted

    Apr 12, 2015
    1,757
    13,984
    SecureMyBit Developer
    Unknown
    Add ZAM Free.

    Follow suggestions about backups.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,635
    20,753
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    @Malfhas: I tagged temporally Your config as Caution, since no image system backup solution in Your system.

    Please consider to follow the already mentioned suggestions about backup software (Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper), also You may add ZAM Free and Norton Power Eraser as on demand scanners.

    As @Exterminator said, apart from that it's a secure config, thanks for sharing :)
     
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  7. tim one

    tim one Level 19
    Trusted AV Tester

    Jul 31, 2014
    904
    9,098
    Europe
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Formatting and reinstalling Windows in case of problems can be a choice but not the best one, because however, this implies to download the latest updates or patches with a great loss of time.
    The best solution is to create one or more updated OS images using for example Macrium free.
     
  8. Malfhas

    Malfhas Level 3

    Jun 29, 2014
    139
    1,040
    France
    Windows 10
    Thank you all for your recommendations, I take note and I will try Macrium free.

    I will also see the side of ZAM to add a scan on demand.
     
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  9. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,635
    20,753
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Please reflect Your changes editing Your config and announcing them here, thanks :)
     
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  10. Malfhas

    Malfhas Level 3

    Jun 29, 2014
    139
    1,040
    France
    Windows 10
    No problem, as soon as I can test the software of Backup and if it pleases me, I will update my security configuration.
     
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  11. Malfhas

    Malfhas Level 3

    Jun 29, 2014
    139
    1,040
    France
    Windows 10
    Update :
    - Added Macrium Free.
    - Replacement of Windows Defender with the Avira premium addon in SecureAPlus
     
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