SECURE OTMS Security Setup 2017 - Updated

Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by OTMS, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    ESET
    #1 OTMS, Jan 11, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2017
    Most recent changes:
    02/02/2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    10.0.1.14393
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Check for Updates, but do not auto-download or install
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    No
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Eset Smart Security 10 - Maximum Protection+ Custom Hips
    Emsisoft Anti Malware 12 - Balanced protection
    Zemana AntiLogger
    Shadow defender
    On-demand Scanners:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3.0.6
    Emsisoft Anti Malware 12
    SUPERAntiSpyware Professional
    Zemana antimalware premium
    Adwcleaner
    Crystal Security - Portable
    RogueKillerX64 - Portable
    Dr.Web cure it - Portable
    Norton Power eraser - Portable
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Browser: Google Chrome
    Extensions:
    HTTPS Everywhere
    uBlock Origin + Extra + Filters
    Privacy Badger
    OneTab
    Canavas Defender
    Back With Backspace
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google
    Password Manager:
    None - i don't trust them
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBlock Origin + uBlock origin extra + custom filters
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    CCleaner Professional + Enhancer
    Samsung SSD Magician [SSD Optimizer]
    IObit Smart Defrag 4
    IObit Advanced system care 10 Pro
    Revo Uninstaller Professional

    Windows 10 tweaks:
    O&O ShutUp10 + DWS Lite + W10Privacy
    Spybot Anti-Beacon + Custom hosts file
    Gaming tweaks of tcp/ip & registry
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Weekly Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Acronis True image 2017
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Automatic / Scheduled Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    AOMEI Backupper Professional
    Updated for 2/2/2017:

    Moved from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Pro
    Tweaked windows for telemetry & privacy protection and also hardening.
    --------------------------------
    Additional Update's & Installs:
    TcpOptimizer [tcp/ip - net tweaker]
    BandiCam [Screen recording]
    AIO-Runtimes v2.3.9
    K-Lite codecs
    BSPlayer Pro [video player]
    AIMP [music player]
    Autoruns
    Nvidia Inspector [Tweaking game settings]
    PrivaZer
    IObit Driver Booster Pro
    Internet Download Manager
    uTorrent 2.2.1 [last build]
    Speccy

    *ISP Include phishing/cyber attack protection.

    That's my config of 2017,moved to windows 10 and updated the whole settings.
    Changed from malwarebytes 3 preium to Emsisoft anti-malware.

    Another pc with similar setup & windows 7 os for work on offline mode.

    Have to say big thanks! for this great forum!
    i came here as "idiot" and learned alot by the time,tips,and suggestions.
     
  2. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    12,054
    43,999
    USA
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Nice config! Nothing to really add except have you considered moving to Wimdows 10?
    Thanks for sharing your config with us and the kind words :)
     
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  3. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Thanks mate :)

    The second pc with Windows 10,i have Backup image of this computer with Windows 10 [everything installed the same] and i can restore it when i need/want..

    I'm using windows 7 as some of the programs of my job still not support windows 10..so i must stuck with this version of windows.
    when using windows 10,i also disable telemetry,editing host and more tweaks/improving etc..for maximum security and 0 microsoft spying.
     
  4. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
    Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2011
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    23,885
    ESET Smart Security (and higher) comes with Banking and Payment protection, which protects the user from any possible Phishing attack, Insecure connections and Malicious Logging activity. Your browsing session is isolated environment and is protected.

    You may no longer require Zemana AntiLogger Premium, and also the risk of conflict with Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium.

    Which version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are you using?

    If you don't use any third-party password manager, but use Android, you can allow Google Chrome to save and generate passwords for you. You will need to enable Smart Lock for Passwords on Android (Settings > Google).

    To protect your Chrome browser from unauthorised usage, you can use the Profiles and lock when away, alongside your Windows Local Account password.
     
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  5. Tairan

    Tairan Level 3

    Oct 1, 2016
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    I would recommend ditching Malwarebytes for Zemana, and possibly setting Zemana as on-demand (like Malwarebytes).
     
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  6. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    #6 OTMS, Jan 11, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
    Yes i know,i'm using the eset payment protection in some site's.
    but some sites have bugs with it,and i cant login..or the browser freeze.
    i already tried to contact them,and so far they offered to reinstall and use the default settings..

    but the ZAL is for gaming sites,torrent sites and more..i don't like to use eset for every site.

    the antilogger working on background,malwarebytes i have disabled every protection and using it for scanning only or web guard when needed.
    version 3.0.5
    so far this combo working okay without any problems for me.

    About password managers,i'm using few tweaks that i found here on chrome..
    and i select never for saving passwords.
    i have notebook for work/personal life with all the usernames+passwords i need.
    the most important are write very sort,only to remind me the start+end of the password,so i can remember the full one.

    btw,thank your for the offers :)
     
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  7. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2012
    12,054
    43,999
    USA
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I understand the Windows 7 situation :) I am in the same situation.
    I have all persoanl PC's on Windows 10 however work PC's are still running 7
     
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  8. aragornnnn

    aragornnnn Level 10

    Aug 18, 2016
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    5,812
    Belgium
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Great config thanks for sharing :)

    I would remove Iobit driver booster, i guarantee you it will break something sooner or later.
     
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  9. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Iobit driver booster is actually really great! if you know how to use it carefully..and you backuping your drivers..so there is not any problem always to restore the old one when you have problem or bsod.

    Except the nvidia display drivers,i find it very usefull as it's finding the lastest drivers that have WHQL sig,and also updating all you need for gaming like vc redist , c++ and etc...

    I have tried many tools like drivers magician,driver genius,drivers pack,slim drivers [all was pro edition] and this one is the best so far.
     
  10. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 45

    Jul 3, 2015
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    Windows 10
    you might want to consider tixati instead of utorrent.
    both work well, but tixati has a good, clean reputation, can't say the same for utorrent...
     
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  11. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Thanks for the offer,but i'm using uTorrent for years..since it released after the eMule.
    what also,i'm using private trackers and most of them don't allow to use such of torrent clients because of their option's.

    with uTorrent i can get always maximum download/upload speed without any problem.
    you just need to know which version to use and how to tweak it right for maximum performance [ 2.2.1 last build version or 2.0.4 or the first releases of 3 are the best atm].
    I have 100Mb speed and uTorrent always using the maximum speed to download my torrents..even if it's 30/40~70GB of file.
    that's an example of speed using 100% of my bandwidth,can up to 11.2:
    https://i.imgur.com/ESqUH9J.png

    If you like tixati keep use it,but i can also recommend deluxe,
    its the number 1 torrent client for seedboxes and hardcore hosts for torrents download/upload.
     
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  12. Rengar

    Rengar Level 10

    Jan 6, 2017
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    2,750
    Greece
    Windows 8.1
    Comodo
    Why it will break something? I use it and im pleased with it.
     
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  13. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 26
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    Apr 18, 2016
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    Avast
    the only problem with utorrent 2.2.1 is I can't select what files to download. We have to download everything
    I'm using the latest verion. With some under the hood tweaks, there is 0 ads for me

    nice config. You are safe
     
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  14. Zero Knowledge

    Zero Knowledge Level 5

    Dec 2, 2016
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    Dark Cloud Universe
    Nice config. You are very secure.
     
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  15. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    What you mean you have to download everything?
    if you loading torrent that have X files, you can choose which files to download from the list..

    there is nothing bad with the latest version,i just dont like it..because of the ads and the look.
    what also in old version,when you download huge files [ 30gb+ at one file in high speeds] you get less problem with Disk overload problem..

    i also already tested utorrent versions on 3GB internet speed seed box,got the highest speed with 2.2.1 so far.
     
  16. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 26
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    I tried v2.2.1 two times. I couldn't choose what to download. The box was blank
     
  17. OTMS

    OTMS Level 1

    Jan 29, 2015
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    Do you mean this box:
    https://i.imgur.com/IPchvtr.png
    or i didn't understand you right,and you can show me screenshot of what you talking about..
     
  18. shmu26

    shmu26 Level 45

    Jul 3, 2015
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  19. BugCode

    BugCode Level 10

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    #19 BugCode, Jan 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017
    Good config buddy!

    About torrents, when i used to have in my home PC client, it was ,,,well i don't remember when i start it, but utorrent 2.2.1 was it build 25302 or something, was best and yes you got selected what files u down. And if speed is good, you can tweak a little diskoverloading settings and other. Only thing is, it is bit old. But good alternative is qbittorrent. Nowadays i use mine own "cloudcastle". Which included 4x4tb space and everythin what i needed. Rtorrent for torrenting, when rarely use it and stream and watch those over bigsea or moved with sftp-connections my home.

    But,well little bit offtopic :p As i said , good config :)

    Edit: Sound like u are a bit "part time semi-paranoid" like i am, so i little confusing this config og yours => Browser: Google Chrome Preferred Search Engine: Google ,,,,maybe ixquik or ddg searh engine and browser brave/CID or if over paranoid Tor and so on.
     
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  20. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 26
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    yes, that one. I think it's not compatible woth my windows 10
     
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