Latest Changes
Mar 9, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows Edition
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    Version or Build no.
    1903
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • Google Safe Browsing (Android, ChromeOS)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    iCloud (@icloud.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender - Hardened via configure_defender -
    NoVirusThanks OSArmor
    FortiClient - webfilter module only -
    OSArmor
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    WD tweaked to the MAX settings, but controlled folder access is disabled
    Some advanced settings on OSArmor are enabled
    Unrecognized domains are blocked by default on FortiClient WebFilter
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    HitmanPro, Zemana AM, Norton Power Eraser, EEK
    Browsers and Extensions
    Malwarebytes BETA, Ublock Origin
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Neustar DNS
    Password Managers
  • LessPass
  • Web Search
  • Google, sometimes Qwant
  • System Utilities
    CCleaner, PureRa, Revo Uninstaller Pro 3
    Data Backup
    AOMEI OneKey Recovery 1.6.2 Freeware
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Aomei OneKey Recovery 1.6.2 freeware
    Frequency of System backups
    Rarely
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Install new programs on a weekly basis
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Shared device is used by family members
  • Computer Specifications
    R5 1600
    16 GB 2666 MHz RAM
    GTX 1060 6G Strix
    WD 1 TB Blue
    No SSD, lol.

    stefanos

    Level 24
    Verified
    360TS with voodooshield is very secure combo. 360 extesion is good only for the banking mode. For malware or phishing protection is useless . Υou can use Emsisoft Browser Security for web protection. And for extra phishing protection Netcraft. Backup program is necessery for your protection. You can use AOMEI OneKey Recovery 1.6.2. Is very simple and is realy one click. You not need time or many work. Thanks for sharing.
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Only 3/4 layers are covered:
    • Firewall: Native
    • Web Browser: Nano Adblocker & Emsisoft
    • Realtime & other: OSA, VDS & Qihoo TS

    My advice
    • Add a backup solution such as Macrium Reflect or EaseUS ToDo Backup
    • I believe OSA isn't needed, you have sufficiernt protection with VDS & Qihoo
    • In Nano Adblocker setting you can enable Nano Defender integration, just press from the first drop down menu for filterlists
    • Utilise Tinywall or Malwarebytes Firewall Control to have better all round security and control of Window Firewall
    • Add Syshardener to harden your OS and adding Firewall rules as well

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~LDogg
     

    Nagisa

    Level 1
    Verified
    Only 3/4 layers are covered:
    • Firewall: Native
    • Web Browser: Nano Adblocker & Emsisoft
    • Realtime & other: OSA, VDS & Qihoo TS
    My advice
    • Add a backup solution such as Macrium Reflect or EaseUS ToDo Backup
    • I believe OSA isn't needed, you have sufficiernt protection with VDS & Qihoo
    • In Nano Adblocker setting you can enable Nano Defender integration, just press from the first drop down menu for filterlists
    • Utilise Tinywall or Malwarebytes Firewall Control to have better all round security and control of Window Firewall
    • Add Syshardener to harden your OS and adding Firewall rules as well
    Thanks for sharing!

    ~LDogg
    - I thought that the OSArmor would be nice to prevent potential exploit attacks. What if a legit program be exploited and be used to do bad things? Can VDS catch these type of attacks? It's maybe an extreme situation but this program is just too light to not to be installed on my machine.

    - I had already enabled the nano defender integration. I have just changed my adblocker addon, though.

    - It's good to you remind me. I had used tinywall once before and I had like it. I'm installing it again.

    - I had already tweaked my system with SysHardener, I may forgot to add it to list.

    - I installed Aomei OneKey recovery. Isn't it good?
     

    Nagisa

    Level 1
    Verified
    Changes:

    • Removed: Nano Adblocker
    • Added: Adguard Adblocker
    • Added: Privacy Badger
    • Removed: HTTPS everywhere
    • Added: Tinywall
    Despite that there is a Firewall option on the 360TSE, it doesn't let me change any of its settings. I don't know if it really works, should I disable it from there?
     
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    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    - I thought that the OSArmor would be nice to prevent potential exploit attacks. What if a legit program be exploited and be used to do bad things? Can VDS catch these type of attacks? It's maybe an extreme situation but this program is just too light to not to be installed on my machine.

    - I had already enabled the nano defender integration. I have just changed my adblocker addon, though.

    - It's good to you remind me. I had used tinywall once before and I had like it. I'm installing it again.

    - I had already tweaked my system with SysHardener, I may forgot to add it to list.

    - I installed Aomei OneKey recovery. Isn't it good?
    - It is your config at the end of the day, oneself is just giving you advice :p, if you wish to keep you can, even for me if somethings light, if it's not needed and something else is covering that attack vector, then it may not be viable to install. It is up to you however.

    - Such a good Firewall complient for WF

    - Fair enough

    - This is good enough, just I didn't see any Data Backup solution hence why I added that down, sorry for the confusion on that

    ~LDogg
     

    stefanos

    Level 24
    Verified
    - I thought that the OSArmor would be nice to prevent potential exploit attacks. What if a legit program be exploited and be used to do bad things? Can VDS catch these type of attacks? It's maybe an extreme situation but this program is just too light to not to be installed on my machine.

    - I had already enabled the nano defender integration. I have just changed my adblocker addon, though.

    - It's good to you remind me. I had used tinywall once before and I had like it. I'm installing it again.

    - I had already tweaked my system with SysHardener, I may forgot to add it to list.

    - I installed Aomei OneKey recovery. Isn't it good?
    onekey recovery is perfect tool. You have backup system and data to your disk
     

    stefanos

    Level 24
    Verified
    - I thought that the OSArmor would be nice to prevent potential exploit attacks. What if a legit program be exploited and be used to do bad things? Can VDS catch these type of attacks? It's maybe an extreme situation but this program is just too light to not to be installed on my machine.

    - I had already enabled the nano defender integration. I have just changed my adblocker addon, though.

    - It's good to you remind me. I had used tinywall once before and I had like it. I'm installing it again.

    - I had already tweaked my system with SysHardener, I may forgot to add it to list.

    - I installed Aomei OneKey recovery. Isn't it good?
    360TS with syshardener and voodooshield is one super secure combo. You not need anything else.
     

    shmu26

    Level 83
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    I thought that the OSArmor would be nice to prevent potential exploit attacks. What if a legit program be exploited and be used to do bad things? Can VDS catch these type of attacks?
    Voodooshield is good at post-exploit protection. Besides monitoring lol bins, it also has a dedicated module for monitoring child processes of exploitable apps. If you have the paid version of VS, you can add your own apps to the list, although the list is already pretty long.
    Active beta testers who participate in the official Voodooshield forum usually get a free license pretty quick.
     

    Nagisa

    Level 1
    Verified
    Changes:
    • Removed Adguard, 360TS addon, Privacy Badger
    • Removed Voodoshield Free
    • Added uMatrix

    I was been using uBlock in medium mode for a long time. But I wanted to take even more control of my internet connection. I installed uMatrix and blocked "Everything" except .com,.net,.org and .tr domains. All 3rd-party is blocked now except css, image requests and some exceptions.
    Also some other minor settings:
    - Forbid mixed content = on
    - Forbid web workers = on
    - Added "* * doc inherit" rule

    I can't say that this would make web %100 safe, but, it's damn rock solid. I guess.

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    oldschool

    Level 35
    Verified
    I installed uMatrix and blocked "Everything" except .com,.net,.org and .tr domains. All 3rd-party is blocked now except css, image requests and some exceptions.
    Also some other minor settings:
    - Forbid mixed content = on
    - Forbid web workers = on
    - Added "* * doc inherit" rule
    I'd be interested in hearing how this configuration for uMatrix works for you. I found it too complex for me to setup compared to µBO medium mode. Maybe I didn't give myself enough time with it.
     

    Nagisa

    Level 1
    Verified
    I'd be interested in hearing how this configuration for uMatrix works for you. I found it too complex for me to setup compared to µBO medium mode. Maybe I didn't give myself enough time with it.
    I think you should definitely try it. It's not that hard, much easier when you read the documentation.


    I suggest you to start from the extension icon title.

    It sometimes breaks the some part of websites, such as embedded youtube videos, recaptchas, google sign-in pages etc. Especially if there is a script or video which sourced from 3rd-party source. But it's easy to whitelist the right element when you want to fix it.


    I wish there would be a test where this kind of element blockers tested against malicious codes inside a website, malvertisings or popups.
     

    Nagisa

    Level 1
    Verified
    Also, I was reading this topic a few days ago.


    This simple single rule blocks all third-party requests (including XMLHTTPrequest, WebSocket, WebRTC, Ping, Object and ObjectSubrequests and Other e.g. beacons), so it provides more protection than uB0 medium mode protection which ‘only’ blocks third-party scripts and (i)frames (subdocuments in AdBlockPlus syntax).

    When you enable this, you can disable the Malware Domain blacklist which are enabled by default in uB0, since 95% of the malicious websites are HTTP (insecure) websites. There are as many websites as there are people living on this planet, so a community maintained blacklist with 300.000 URL’s is only a water drop on a hot glowing plate. Also malicious websites are only active for days, so half of these Malware Domain URL’s are dead links anyway.

    So with just one simple rule you can make uB0 lighter and have stronger than medium mode protection on HTTP websites! Together with Google's Safe browsing or Microsoft's SmartScreen this will provide excellent protection against malicious websites.
    He states that blocking 3d-party(only over the HTTP) except the images and CSS files, will make browsing much more secure. This applies to my configuration too. I'm blocking all 3rd-parties except the CSS and images.