SECURITY: Basic Ostraq Ryzen's Security Config 2019

Last updated
Feb 9, 2019
Windows Edition
Pro
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Kaspersky Internet Security
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
KIS 2019, Zemana Antilogger, herdProtect
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Kaspersky Protection
Maintenance and Cleaning
System Mechanic Pro by iolo
Personal Files & Photos backup
Ashampoo Backup Pro
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Ashampoo Backup Pro
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Banking. 
  3. Browsing the web. 
  4. Downloading software. 
  5. Streaming. 
  6. Shared access. 
  7. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  8. Working from home. 
Computer specs
self assemnbled: Ryzen 5 2500, GTX 1070, 32GB DDR4, SSD 500GB + 4TB HDD

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
May 4, 2018
2,196
For Virus Removal, do you mean Zemana Anti-Malware or Logger?

Also the rest of your config has all 4 layers covered.

You may add ScriptSafe to your web browser.

~LDogg
 

Ostraq

Level 1
Jan 28, 2017
33
For real-time protection and possible removal I use Webroot, however in case that something slips through than I resort to zemana AntiLogger as a 2nd opinion scanner/remover and some other "tools".

p.s. Just trying out ScriptSafe
 

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
May 4, 2018
2,196
For real-time protection and possible removal I use Webroot, however in case that something slips through than I resort to zemana AntiLogger as a 2nd opinion scanner/remover and some other "tools" .
When you say anything slips through, do you have good browsing habits?

~LDogg
 
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LDogg

Level 33
Verified
May 4, 2018
2,196
hahaha your "sticking your nose into my privacy"... Well I think that I do. I can't remember when was it last time that any of my PC's got seriously infected.
Your config then based on your browsing habit should be good enough :p

~LDogg
 
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harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
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@Ostraq:
  • Update W10 to build 1809.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
  • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing Your config :giggle:
 
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Ostraq

Level 1
Jan 28, 2017
33
Unfortunately 1809 ruins performance of my favorite game. Regarding VPNs, I just do not "feel" that it is necessary to use it 24/7 so I turn it on when I feel it's needed. About a password manager - I carry on my shoulders :D . However, thanks for reaction.
 
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Nevi

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Apr 7, 2016
357
I don't know so much about the Zemana antilogger. But maybe it would be better to use a fullblown antimalware scanner like MBAM free or Zemana free, as Webroot got it's identity shield which will encrypt everything you type just like the antilogger? Or maybe the antilogger cover all malware when you scan?
I used NVT Syshardener when I used Webroot. It was a good combination. Thanks for sharing.
 

Ostraq

Level 1
Jan 28, 2017
33
I use Zemana for years, it is quite OK. I have also VoodShield on my machine but I dislike all those prompts and confirmations that are popping up all the time so I have it most of the time disabled (that's why I did not mention it in my config).
About System Mechanic I disagree, imho it is one of the few such tools doing its job properly.
 
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