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Dec 11, 2018
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Version or Build no.
1809
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security Updates
Automatic Updates (recommended)
User Access Control
Always Notify
Network Security (Firewall)
3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
User Account
Standard
Sign-in Accounts
Malware Testing
I do not participate in downloading malware samples
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Comodo Cloud Antivirus
RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes free
    Malwarebytes adwcleaner
    Norton power eraser
    Zemana antimalware
    Roguekiller antimalware
    EEK
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome :
    - Nano adblocker
    - Nano defender
    - Netcraft
    - Bitwarden
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Cloudflare DNS
    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Geek uninstaller
    Bleachbit
    Virustotal uploader 2.2
    Data Backup
    External hard drive for pictures etc.
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Usb
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Specifications
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/my-microwave.86080/

    LDogg

    Level 30
    Verified
    Important things to change:
    - Make sure you have data backup software such as Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper
    - Change UAC to always notify

    Couple of things you could change:
    • Change default search engine to Startpage, DuckDuckGo or searx.me
    • Bleachbit is an open source alternative to CCleaner
    • Add Zemana Anti Malware & Emsisoft Emergency Kit as second opinion scanners
    • Add Decentraleyes, Scripsafe & Privacy Possum to Chrome
    • You can remove Avira Browser Safety, general not needed
    • For Privacy you could add PrivaZer & Sandboxie
    • Adding OSArmor alongside Forticlient
    Thanks for sharing, LDogg
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Important things to change:
    - Make sure you have data backup software such as Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper
    - Change UAC to always notify

    Couple of things you could change:
    • Change default search engine to Startpage, DuckDuckGo or searx.me
    • Bleachbit is an open source alternative to CCleaner
    • Add Zemana Anti Malware & Emsisoft Emergency Kit as second opinion scanners
    • Add Decentraleyes, Scripsafe & Privacy Possum to Chrome
    • You can remove Avira Browser Safety, general not needed
    • For Privacy you could add PrivaZer & Sandboxie
    • Adding OSArmor alongside Forticlient
    Thanks for sharing, LDogg
    Thanks for post. I think im gonna check out duckduckgo, bleachbit and emsisoft when i have time.
    Browser safety takes alot of memory and isnt needed but i just like the logo when searching something :D

    - UAC notify is now enabled
    - changed proactive mode to cruelsisters config, hips were too annoying with forticlient

    Trying out edge as main browser, scrolling is smooth. i like the dark theme.
    Keeping Chrome as backup browser, doing banking with it
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    @Moonhorse: a Disk Imaging Backup solution would be welcome, or al least a tool to save personal data to external devices.

    Thanks for sharing :)
    I have external hard drive for pictures, but i dont storage any pictures, music, movies or anything 'personal' stuff on my Computers hard drive. I always have used to do clean install once or two a year.

    Basically all i do is browse web, gaming, streaming; Spotify, Netflix, etc.

    - updated external hard drive tho, even i rarely use it
     

    Aerdian

    Level 3
    Verified
    Similar to what others have said, here are my recommendations:
    - Be sure to backup your system at least occasionally, even if you don't have anything important on your system. I would recommend at least doing a backup before every major Windows update just in case something goes wrong, you have something to easily revert to.
    - I would suggest adding Zemana Antimalware to your second opinion scanners.
    - Since you already have other security extensions for Chrome, I would recommend removing Avira. You should be completely fine without it, especially since Chrome already does a decent job at blocking malicious web pages on its own. Someone already mentioned this above, but just stating it again as that is also a recommendation of mine.
    - I understand reasons that you may not want to save passwords, but a password manager is always a good idea since it can generate some very secure passwords for you. If you don't save your passwords, you probably have significantly weaker passwords than someone who generates secure passwords with one. 1Password is a great solution. LastPass is also a good option that is free.
     
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    I have external hard drive for pictures, but i dont storage any pictures, music, movies or anything 'personal' stuff on my Computers hard drive. I always have used to do clean install once or two a year.

    Basically all i do is browse web, gaming, streaming; Spotify, Netflix, etc.

    - updated external hard drive tho, even i rarely use it
    You should make use of it asap and try to make a full system image in case poop hits the fan in your system, Macrium Reflect Free is great and reliable backup option. It's really worth the time investment at least to learn and for educational purposes to make one, because once you will do it, especially with MRF and restore system image, you will see how slick that process is. It may be handy one day, e.g. you never know what surprises next Windows updates may bring. :eek::D
     
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    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    @Aerdian im gonna check zemana, also remove avira from browser but for now im gonna stay with Microsoft edge as long i can, i just fell love with it. I have to check wich edge addons there are for password managers but i can get one you mentioned above, mostly theyre just email passwords and i have two step authenticator

    @davisd I can give a try, i just clean install if something goes very wrong. Some people says it will decrease time of my hdd, but usually i just run clean install 1-2 times a year
     

    Aerdian

    Level 3
    Verified
    @Aerdian im gonna check zemana, also remove avira from browser but for now im gonna stay with Microsoft edge as long i can, i just fell love with it. I have to check wich edge addons there are for password managers but i can get one you mentioned above, mostly theyre just email passwords and i have two step authenticator
    Sounds like a fine plan. Edge is actually a good, secure browser :) I would probably be using Edge if I didn't have a Windows desktop and a Mac laptop :)
     

    LDogg

    Level 30
    Verified
    How are you finding Forticlient btw? I'm thinking about adding it to my config, but not sure if it's light or the protection is any good.

    ~LDogg
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    @Aerdian Edge is lighter than Chrome and most of video players working smoother, YouTube and other google sites just act poorly. Im gonna try duckduckgo with edge later tonight and pretty much it will beat Firefox in privacy and compete with Chrome in security

    @LDogg I have only web filter enabled, people saying the filter is superior, its extreme easy to use and choose wich sites you wanna blacklist/whitelist. Its very lightweight and fits well with comodo. I have noticed my ping is just higher than usually when using filter. Im not sure about fortinets antivirus or application firewall/ other components but i have tried av and it had high ram usage. I have added few pictures, i dont know if they will help

    I have to do more research with fortinet, maybe go with comodo firewall + fortinet after they release 6.0 officially this week(?). Also @Slyguy is professional with fortinet, im just beginner and messing around, telling my opinions
     

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    im gonna stay with Microsoft edge as long i can, i just fell love with it. I have to check wich edge addons there are for password managers but i can get one you mentioned above, mostly theyre just email passwords and i have two step authenticator
    Bitwarden Edge's extension for password manager , cloud based, i use it on Chrome and edge and it works flawlessly.
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    @Umbra thanks for suggestion, i have added bitwarden edge extension now

    Added to config:
    + NVT OsArmor
    + Zemana as on-demand scanner

    google Chrome:
    + added duckduck as default search
    - Removed avira browser extension

    Edge:
    + Added bitwarden password manager
    + DuckDuck go as default search
    - Removed Mcafee Webadvisor (doesnt even work with duckduckgo searches and i already have decent web filtering)

    Looking for free real time antimalware

    Im aware of taking backups and might do it in future
     

    Evjl's Rain

    Level 44
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    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Malware Hunter
    Edge is lighter than Chrome and most of video players working smoother, YouTube and other google sites just act poorly. Im gonna try duckduckgo with edge later tonight and pretty much it will beat Firefox in privacy and compete with Chrome in security
    can you install h264ify and try to play youtube video on chrome?
    video playback will be a lot amoother and it will use a lot less CPU

    chrome by default doesn't support hardware-acceleration for youtube videos
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    @Umbra Well isnt comodo bit lighter atleast?

    @Evjl's Rain Thats nice extension using half less memory on Chrome, what i just meant is that YouTube on edge takes to load like 10 seconds and its very stuttery. So far im liking edge more than Chrome currently

    Also my fortinet is affecting my ping with its web filter and im just thinking going for something simple like Windows firewall + kfa soon .. All want is solid protection with minimal impact on my system
     

    LDogg

    Level 30
    Verified
    The only free realtime anti malware out there is xVirus Anti Malware and it's donkey crap tbh. You're best off sticking to the Anti Malware softwares that's been suggested here.

    ~LDogg
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    - Forticlient web filter removed ( due high ping browsing web / possible Network slowdown)
    + K9 Web Protection added

    K9 Web protection seems very aggressive, with default settings its very effective speeding browsing
    You can custom it as much you want to, good configuration
    Zero inpact in browsing, only taking 6 mb memory

    Since i have now norton dns & k9 web protection, only must have is ublock/nanoblock.

    It even blocks google search due TLS, its perfect solution for people using edge, opera anything that lacks Chrome extensions. I recommend you to try out k9 its looking very good