CAUTION Marcos Milton's Security Config

Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by Marcos Milton, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Most recent changes:
    02/01/2018
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Home
    OS Build:
    16299.125
    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:
    Yes (In the last 3 months)
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    No
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    KIS 18.0.0.405 (f)
    On-demand Scanners:
    HitmanPro, Zemana Free, Emsisoft Emergence Kit Scanner, Malwarebytes Free
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome 63, uBlock Origin, Kaspersky Protection
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    None
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBlock Origin
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Custom Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Native Windows, RollBack Rx Home
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    RollBack Rx Home
    Machine Specs:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/marcos-acer-aspire-es1-572.78596/
    Hi! I'm new here and kinda noob. I wish you guys can give me some advice. I still have many doubts, specially about backups. I'm not sure if the solution I'm using (RollBack Rx Home) is reliable and also if it is really backing up my data alongside with sistem images.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

    Nov 5, 2011
    3,594
    3,876
    0wN3D by my cat!
    Hello to you, Marcos, welcome on MT!
    Which malware attacks that you've had, and how, by which way, why
    - and take a look at the Browsers & Extensions section...
     
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  3. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
    440
    1,430
    Nurse
    On a journey
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I would upgrade to Windows 10. It is worth the security updates.
     
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  4. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    #4 Marcos Milton, Jan 1, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 1, 2018
    Thanks for the answer. I installed a "cracked" game and the PC wouldn't even boot after it. Unfortunately I have no more info about it. Since then I started using Steam instead of alternative ways...

    I'm considering the upgrade, since I have an unused licence. Haven't upgraded yet because I'm afraid of losing performance on my current PC (Core i3 with only 4GB ram).

    Although I keep the sistem up to date, I don't feel confident using it.
     
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  5. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    12,283
    46,674
    USA
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    What version of Kaspersky Internet security are you using? 2017? 2018?
    I would definitely consider upgrading to Windows 10.and stay away from cracks and keygens.
    What browser are you using?
    Replace AdBlock Plus with uBlock Origin
    Consider using a Password manager.
    Backup important data to an external drive and don't rely solely Rollback.
    Thanks for sharing your config and have a happy and healthy 2018 :)
     
  6. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
    Trusted

    Apr 12, 2015
    1,755
    13,980
    SecureMyBit Developer
    Unknown
    #6 JM Security, Jan 1, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
    Replace Adblock with uBlock Origin.

    Add HTTPS Everywhere.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    KIS 18.0.0.405 (f) and Google Chrome 63.0.3239.108.
    I seems it is time I stop postponing this OS upgrade. What will happen to my AV if I only upgrade the OS instead of making a clean install?
    I'll replace my adblock and look for a free password manager.

    Thank you very much for the suggestions.
     
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  8. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    336
    2,143
    Student
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Suggestions:
     
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  9. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I'll take a look at it. I don't even know what it is...
     
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  10. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
    143
    400
    Sweden
    Windows 10
    F-Secure
    Does Windows 7 even have file reputation?
     
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  11. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
    Trusted

    Apr 12, 2015
    1,755
    13,980
    SecureMyBit Developer
    Unknown
    Sorry, I read wrong. However Windows 10 (FCU) is very safer than Windows 7.
     
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  12. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,632
    20,735
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    @Marcos Milton: please reflect the new changes editing Your config and announcing them here :)

    Please consider:

    - UAC -> always notify.

    - Turn On -> OS File Reputation (SmartScreen).

    - Complete the lack of info in some config fields.

    - And the already mentioned suggestions about update Your system to W10, on demand scanners and browsers extensions.

    Tthanks for sharing :)
     
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  13. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Thanks. I made some updates. I believe almost everything is done already. Not sure about SmartScreen. Is it enabled by default?
     
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  14. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,632
    20,735
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
  15. Prorootect

    Prorootect Level 46

    Nov 5, 2011
    3,594
    3,876
    0wN3D by my cat!
    Marcos Milton, you wrote: "I installed a "cracked" game and the PC wouldn't even boot after it."

    - so your Windows is booting now? What did you do so it could boot?
     
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  16. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    @Prorootect It happened couple months ago, but I believe I reinstalled the system. At the time I was coming from another machine so all my important data was on the other PC.
     
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  17. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    336
    2,143
    Student
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    @Marcos Milton Glad to hear that your machine is usable again after removing the infection :)
     
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  18. JHomes

    JHomes Level 6

    Jul 7, 2016
    281
    1,407
    IT
    Dallas
    Windows 10
    AVG
    You should look into a system backup, Rollback is great, but it's a data backup.

    If you want to stick with free, Macrium Reflect works well but it's not overly compatible with Rollback. I'd recommend springing a bit more for Drive Cloner Rx, that's fully compatible with Rollback, and can backup not only your system, but also your snapshots from Rollback too!
     
  19. Marcos Milton

    Marcos Milton Level 1

    Dec 28, 2017
    16
    40
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Very nice. It sounds great! Thanks.
     
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  20. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,632
    20,735
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    @Marcos Milton: any change of RollBack Rx Home? since it is not a fully system backup solution...
     
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