SECURE: Basic Mike's security config

Most recent changes
May 11, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
17134.48
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
Yes - Using a secure, isolated environment (ie. VM)
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Sophos Home Premium
Security Protection settings
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Zemana Antimalware Portable, Norton PowerEraser, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, Comodo Killswitch, Emsisoft Emergemcy Kit
Browsers and Extensions
Microsoft Edge, LastPass, uBlock origin, Office Online, Comodo URL filter
Web Privacy
Windscribe VPN Pro
Password Management
LastPass
Default Web Search
Bing
System Utilities collection
Windows Default Defragmenter, SuMo Software updater, Aomei Partition Assistant
Personal data Backup
Aomei Backupper Standard, OneDrive
Intervals between Personal data backups
Always-on Sync
Disk Imaging Backup
Aomei Backupper Standard
Intervals between System Image backups
Regularly

harlan4096

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Antivirus
Kaspersky
#2
@mike6688: tagged as Caution temporally your config since there is no system image backup solution in Your system.

Consider to add Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper, both are free and reliable, also You may try Norton Power Eraser and EmsiSoft E.K. as additional on demands scanners.

Thanks for sharing :)
 

Opcode

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#5
I'd tad up User Account Control to maximum than leave it on Default since it is usually easier to bypass it at Default. I'd also add a backup as suggested by @harlan4096 and @JM Security :)

Security is like a car. When you are driving, you wear a seat-belt and you have an airbag... When you crash, you hope the seat-belt and airbag can help save you. You put your car into repair with money from the insurance and now your car is fixed. In cyber-security, you hope that your security solution can help prevent an infection driving in your direction when you make a mistake, or block during the deployment of a malicious payload (like the car with the seat-belt/air-bag). However, when an infection is active, you can use a backup and that is like having your car go through repairs.

Even though you backup your data, without a system image it is more hassle for you. It would be like being in a car accident, and then not having the money for insurance, and being told that you have to manually repair the car even though you are not a mechanic. So with a proper system image backup, you can just... revert back. Automatic and less hassle, more convenient :)
 
Joined
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Messages
25
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Sophos
#6
@mike6688: tagged as Caution temporally your config since there is no system image backup solution in Your system.

Consider to add Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper, both are free and reliable, also You may try Norton Power Eraser and EmsiSoft E.K. as additional on demands scanners.

Thanks for sharing :)
Thank you everyone. I've just added Norton Power Eraser and Emsisoft to my on demand scanners. I'll have a look Macrium Reflect Free to add a dedicated backup rather than just copying things to a HDD like I currently do.

I'd tad up User Account Control to maximum than leave it on Default since it is usually easier to bypass it at Default. I'd also add a backup as suggested by @harlan4096 and @JM Security :)

Security is like a car. When you are driving, you wear a seat-belt and you have an airbag... When you crash, you hope the seat-belt and airbag can help save you. You put your car into repair with money from the insurance and now your car is fixed. In cyber-security, you hope that your security solution can help prevent an infection driving in your direction when you make a mistake, or block during the deployment of a malicious payload (like the car with the seat-belt/air-bag). However, when an infection is active, you can use a backup and that is like having your car go through repairs.

Even though you backup your data, without a system image it is more hassle for you. It would be like being in a car accident, and then not having the money for insurance, and being told that you have to manually repair the car even though you are not a mechanic. So with a proper system image backup, you can just... revert back. Automatic and less hassle, more convenient :)
I'll adjust UAC to maximum also. I like that metaphor you used. :)
 
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Messages
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Windows 10
Antivirus
Sophos
#10
Please edit Your config to reflect the new changes and announce it here, thanks :)
I've now updated my config. I've added Norton Power Eraser & Emsisoft EK to on demand scanners, Increased UAC, added uBlock origin and installed Aomei Backupper. I will set it up for scheduled images tomorrow when I have time. :)

You can ad ublock origin or adguard to your extension list for adblocking. Kuddos for using privacy badger ;) thanks for sharing your config! If you follow the suggestions other members give you, than it is rock solid!
I've added uBlock origin also now :) thank you for the kuddos wouldn't be without Privacy badger.

Thank you everyone for your recommendations.
 
Joined
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Messages
14
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Bitdefender
#11
I've now updated my config. I've added Norton Power Eraser & Emsisoft EK to on demand scanners, Increased UAC, added uBlock origin and installed Aomei Backupper. I will set it up for scheduled images tomorrow when I have time. :)



I've added uBlock origin also now :) thank you for the kuddos wouldn't be without Privacy badger.

Thank you everyone for your recommendations.
Glad to see you're getting safe! :D
 
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