Latest Changes
Jan 4, 2020
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1909
    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
    User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    None
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender
    VoodooShield Pro v5.57
    OS hardening
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    ConfigureDefender @ modified High
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Hitman Pro (paid)
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave - hardened + built-in protection + WDBP + Netcraft
    Edge Dev Chromium - hardened + µBO + Privacy Badger
    Firefox - hardened + µBO + Privacy Badger + eTag Stoppa + MBBG
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    µBO @ medium mode
    Privacy Badger
    Cookie Autodelete
    Adguard DOH
    eTag Stoppa (FF only)
    Password Managers
  • Brain exe + little black book
  • Web Search
  • StartPage/Qwant/Wikipedia and Gigbiru
  • System Utilities
    Windows built-in
    BleachBit 3.0 - "Hilary uses it!"
    RunBySmartscreen
    Data Backup
    Copy/Paste -> Free Agent Drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Windows built-in -> Free Agent drive (monthly)
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Shared device is used by family members
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Computer Specifications
    Lenovo L340 i3 8145U CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.300 GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM 1 TB HDD

    oldschool

    Level 42
    Verified
    Not saying that it doesn't happen but I've been using Privacy Possum for about a year now and I don't think it has broken any sites for me.
    @floalma Only breakage I've noticed is very minor, and that's when I tested it alone where I have seen ads blocked but not the container for the ad. You can see the same thing if you use Edge Dev Tracking Protection on Strict Mode with no other adblocker, e.g. at Ars Technica .

    Side Note: Some folks on the Edge Insider forum say TP doesn't block ads. It does block some tracking and some ads, but it doesn't do either very well, except for the set-and-forget crowd.
     

    oldschool

    Level 42
    Verified
    Tried and removed WiseVector StopX. Good AV, buggy and doesn't register in Windows Security Center.

    Tried and removed Edge Canary and Beta. Dev works best for my usage. Edge Chromium is already fantastic and only getting better. (y)

    Added VoodooShield Pro 5.02 + TinyWall 2.1.11 = combo with Windows Defender is boring, quiet and stable.

    Adjusted OS hardening accordingly.
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 27
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Added: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit v 1.13.1.117 - just because it doesn't get any love on MT. Love is such a beautiful emotion! ;):love:
    Would like to pair my kaspersky cloud free with it aswell, just unsure about conflicts...but those exist with malwarebytes 3.8..> and not the anti-exploit beta standalone

    Why ?

    Malwarebytes anti-exploit should be compatible with Voodooshield.
    BAFS > anti-exe sw
    MBAE better anti-exploit than vs has
    MBAE is also less heavy
     

    oldschool

    Level 42
    Verified
    Would like to pair my kaspersky cloud free with it aswell, just unsure about conflicts...but those exist with malwarebytes 3.8..> and not the anti-exploit beta standalone
    I don't know if you need it with KSC but no harm in trying. It is very lightweight and non-instrusive set-and-forget. And I believe Malwarebytes has been around long enough not to mess with Windows Defender, if you return to that in the future.
     

    oldschool

    Level 42
    Verified
    Never been a big fan on MAE, preferred OSA a lot better really, but it's always down to personal choice of software.

    ~LDogg
    I don't rely on MBAE as a replacement for OSA' s capabilities. I use Windows built-in. And BTW, OSA encounters bugs with Windows updates as evidenced once again as seen here NoVirusThanks OSArmor: An Additional Layer of Defense

    Malwarebytes, for all of its faults/deficiencies, has more stable development overall.
     

    LDogg

    Level 30
    Verified
    I don't rely on MBAE as a replacement for OSA' s capabilities. I use Windows built-in. And BTW, OSA encounters bugs with Windows updates as evidenced once again as seen here NoVirusThanks OSArmor: An Additional Layer of Defense

    Malwarebytes, for all of its faults/deficiencies, has more stable development overall.
    Seems to work fine in the post that Umbra made, they may have fixed all the issues.

    ~LDogg