Most recent changes
Oct 17, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
17134.345
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
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
Malware on a secure VM - Full Network and File isolation
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Comodo Internet Security, Cruelsister settings, Comodo Dome Shield
Security Protection settings
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Zemana Antimalware Portable, Norton PowerEraser, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, Comodo Killswitch, Emsisoft Emergemcy Kit
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome / Comodo Dragon (MyKi, Windows Defender Browser extension, Comodo Online Security), Microsoft Edge (MyKi)
Web Privacy
Comodo Dome Shield DNS/VPN (block ads, unwanted sites and malware), Windscribe VPN (for changing location)
Password Management
MyKi password manager
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
Windows Default Defragmenter, SuMo Software updater, FileHippo software updater, Aomei Partition Assistant
Data Backup
Aomei Backupper Standard, OneDrive
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Aomei Backupper Standard
Frequency of System backups
Regularly

harlan4096

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MalwareTips Team
AV-Tester
Verified
Joined
Apr 28, 2015
Messages
3,991
Operating System
Windows 10
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 :)
 
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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
Sep 27, 2017
Messages
42
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Comodo
#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. :)
 
Joined
Sep 27, 2017
Messages
42
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Comodo
#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
Dec 18, 2017
Messages
14
Operating System
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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Messages
42
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Comodo
#13
Made a few changes after trialling some different things:
Replaced LastPass with MyKi with encrypted backup in OneDrive. Switched browser to Chrome instead of Edge and removed Comodo online scanner and added Windows defender browser extension to Chrome. Removed uBlock and added Windscribe browser extension for Ad Blocking in Chrome. Still have uBlock origin in Edge. Replaced Comodo Internet with Sophos Home Premium due to free licence and some issues with bugs. Increased Sophos reputation blocking to strict.
 

davisd

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Messages
1,073
Operating System
Windows 10
#14
Replaced Comodo Internet with Sophos Home Premium due to free licence and some issues with bugs. Increased Sophos reputation blocking to strict.
Nice, one of the few I see in MT using strict reputation. Download reputation, Web protection and heuristic traffic scanning is one of the core strengths features in SHP. You also get an Sophos Home Clean (Hitman.Pro) as on-demand built-in. As long as you know what you are running on your system, you are well covered. (y)
 
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Joined
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Messages
42
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Comodo
#16
Nice, one of the few I see in MT using strict reputation. Download reputation, Web protection and heuristic traffic scanning is one of the core strengths features in SHP. You also get an Sophos Home Clean (Hitman.Pro) as on-demand built-in. As long as you know what you are running on your system, you are well covered. (y)
Agreed, it has always performed well when I was testing the beta and runs really light on my system also. It's a bonus to have hitman.pro with it since the acquisition I'm quite confident in my system, but I do really need to do a fresh install of Windows.
 
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