SECURE Mike's security config

Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by mike6688, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. mike6688

    mike6688 Level 1

    Sep 27, 2017
    18
    75
    United Kingdom
    Windows 10
    Comodo
    Most recent changes:
    19/12/17
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    Fall creator update
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party 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:
    Comodo Internet Security 10 (cruelsister settings)
    On-demand Scanners:
    Zemana AntiMalware Portable, Hitman Pro, Norton power eraser and Emsisoft EK
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Firefox and Chrome with HTTPS everywhere, Privacy badger, LastPass and uBlock origin
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    LastPass
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    Privacy Badger, uBlock origin
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    Windows default maintenance
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Daily Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    OneDrive and data copied to HDD when major changes or at least monthly
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Automatic / Scheduled Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Aomei Backupper
    My current security config
     
  2. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,622
    20,664
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    @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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  3. JM Security

    JM Security Level 28
    Trusted

    Apr 12, 2015
    1,746
    13,957
    SecureMyBit Developer
    Unknown
    Follow suggestion about backups by @harlan4096

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. brod56

    brod56 Level 11

    Feb 13, 2017
    543
    1,517
    Studant
    Portugal
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    Definitely follow suggestions about backups.
    Good config otherwise.
     
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  5. Opcode

    Opcode Level 18
    Content Creator

    Aug 17, 2017
    890
    6,302
    Caille
    Windows 10
    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 :)
     
  6. mike6688

    mike6688 Level 1

    Sep 27, 2017
    18
    75
    United Kingdom
    Windows 10
    Comodo
    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'll adjust UAC to maximum also. I like that metaphor you used. :)
     
  7. harlan4096

    harlan4096 Moderator
    Staff Member AV Tester

    Apr 28, 2015
    2,622
    20,664
    Almería (Spain)
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Please edit Your config to reflect the new changes and announce it here, thanks :)
     
  8. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
    663
    5,200
    Loving / caring Husband :)
    Europe
    Windows 10
    BullGuard
    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!
     
  9. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
    492
    3,402
    spain
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    I join the unisono, about the backups. Thanks for sharing.(y)
     
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  10. mike6688

    mike6688 Level 1

    Sep 27, 2017
    18
    75
    United Kingdom
    Windows 10
    Comodo
    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.
     
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  11. Noobshot

    Noobshot Level 1

    Dec 18, 2017
    14
    39
    Florida
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    #11 Noobshot, Dec 20, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2017
    Glad to see you're getting safe! :D
     
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  12. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    12,279
    46,650
    USA
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Secure Windows 10 config! Thanks for sharing it with us :)
     
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