Latest Changes
Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    7601
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    User Access Control
    No Dim Desktop
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    NVT EXE Radar Pro | Sandboxie
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Zemana AntiMalware | HitmanPro | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Google Chrome - Netcraft Extension | Avira Browser Safety | uBlock Origin | uBlock Origin WebSocket | KB SSL Enforcer | Tunnello VPN | The Great Suspender | OneTab
    chrome security settings
    Send a DNT request | malicious site blocking enabled | 3rd Party cookies are blocked | Click-to-Play enabled | Flash is disabled
    chrome://flags tweaks
    Extension Content Verification = enforce strict | Reduce default 'referer' header granularity is enabled
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Custom Hosts | uBlock Origin
    Password Managers
  • KeePass Portable
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    CleanMem | Process Tamer | Auslogics DiskDefrag | CCleaner
    Data Backup
    None
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    None
    Frequency of System backups
    None

    Overkill

    Level 31
    Verified
    Trusted
    ASUS X501A-BSPDN22 Intel Pentium 2020M (2.40GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD
    Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 7 64-Bit
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    Ad Blocking: Hosts File (see below) | PeerBlock (Ad & Tracker Lists) | uBlock Origin (Chrome Extension)
    Anonymity: Tunnello VPN (Chrome Extension)
    Anti-Adware/PUP: Unchecky
    Anti-Executable/Default Deny: NVT EXE Radar Pro

    Anti-Windows Telemetry: Spybot Anti-Beacon
    Cleaning Utility: CCleaner Free
    Disk Defragmenter: Auslogics Disk Defrag Free
    DNS Server/Encryption: OpenDNS | DNSCrypt
    Files/Folders Password Protection: Easy File Locker
    Firewall: Windows Firewall
    Hard Drive Health Utility: CrystalDiskInfo Portable
    Hosts File: Hostsman/HostsServer (MVPS | hpHosts Ad & tracking servers | Peter Lowe's Adservers List | Cameleon | Dan Pollock SOWC)
    IP Filter: PeerBlock
    Memory/CPU Optimizer: CleanMem | Process Tamer
    Password Protection: KeePass Portable
    Process Monitor: Windows Default
    Sandbox: Sandboxie [Lifetime License]
    Secure Delete (Wipe): FileMenuTools Portable (Shredder)
    Software Updater: FileHippo Updater
    Startup Managers: Startup Sentinel | WinPatrolToGo | CCleaner Free
    System Temp Monitor: Core Temp Portable
    Uninstall Tool: Revo Uninstaller Pro
    USB Protection: NVT EXE Radar Pro (ALL external devices are blocked) | ALL free drive letters protected by Sandboxie
    Virtualization (System-Wide): Shadow Defender (On Demand) [Lifetime License]
    Web Filters: Hosts File | OpenDNS | Netcraft Extension (Chrome Extension) | Avira Browser Safety (Chrome Extension) | uBlock Origin (Chrome Extension)
    Windows Update: Turned on but lets me choose what updates I want to download & install
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    HP 255 G5 AMD E2-7110 APU quad core 1.8 GHz 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 15.6" LCD Windows 10 Education
    ================================================================
    Latest changes: 10/12/16
    Operating System: Windows 10
    OS Edition: Education
    OS Build: 1607
    OS Architecture: 64-bit
    User Access Control: Always Notify (Maximum)
    OS Firewall: Windows Firewall
    OS Updates & Security Patches: Automatic
    OS File Reputation: Windows Smartscreen (System-wide)
    Type of User Account: Local Account
    Recent Malware Attacks: No
    Participate in Malware Hub: No
    Real-time Malware Protection: Windows Firewall | Emsisoft Anti-Malware | AppGuard | VoodooShield
    On-demand Malware Scanners: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Security Product Settings: Custom
    Browsers and Extensions: Google Chrome - Netcraft Extension | Avira Browser Safety | uBlock Origin | uBlock Origin WebSocket | KB SSL Enforcer | Tunnello VPN | The Great Suspender | OneTab
    chrome security settings
    Send a DNT request | malicious site blocking enabled | 3rd Party cookies are blocked | Click-to-Play enabled | Flash is disabled
    chrome://flags tweaks
    Extension Content Verification = enforce strict | Reduce default 'referer' header granularity is enabled
    Default Search Engine: Google
    Password Manager: KeePass Portable
    Ad and Script Blocker: Custom Hosts | uBlock Origin
    System Tuners, Privacy Cleaners and Encryption: CleanMem | Process Lasso | CCleaner
    How often do you perform a Data Backup: Custom Backups
    Software used for Data Backup: None
    How often do you perform a System Image Backup: No Backups
    Software used for System Image Backup: None
    ===============================================================

    Ad Blocking: Hosts File (see below) | PeerBlock (Ad & Tracker Lists) | uBlock Origin (Chrome Extension)
    Anonymity: Tunnello VPN (Chrome Extension)
    Anti-Adware/PUP: Unchecky
    Anti-Executable/Default Deny: AppGuard | VoodooShield
    Anti-Windows Telemetry: Spybot Anti-Beacon | O&O ShutUp10
    Behavior Blocker: Emsisoft Anti-Malware
    Cleaning Utility: CCleaner Free
    Disk Defragmenter: Windows 10 Defrag
    DNS Server/Encryption: Adguard DNS | Simple DNSCrypt
    Files/Folders Password Protection: Easy File Locker

    Hard Drive Health Utility: CrystalDiskInfo Portable
    Hosts File: Hostsman/HostsServer (MVPS | hpHosts Ad & tracking servers | Peter Lowe's Adservers List | Cameleon | Dan Pollock SOWC)
    IP Filter: PeerBlock
    Memory/CPU Optimizer: CleanMem | Process Lasso
    Password Protection: KeePass Portable
    Process Monitor: Windows Default
    Secure Delete (Wipe): FileMenuTools Portable (Shredder)
    Software Updater: FileHippo Updater
    Startup Managers: Startup Sentinel | WinPatrolToGo | CCleaner Free
    System Temp Monitor: Core Temp Portable
    Uninstall Tool: Revo Uninstaller Pro
    USB Protection: Emsisoft Anti-Malware | AppGuard | VoodooShield
    Virtualization (System-Wide): Shadow Defender (On Demand) [Lifetime License]
    Web Filters: Hosts File | OpenDNS | Netcraft Extension (Chrome Extension) | Avira Browser Safety (Chrome Extension) | uBlock Origin (Chrome Extension)
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    Rescue Discs
    These are what I use when needed
    Hiren's Boot CD | Ultimate Boot CD | SARDU | COMODO Rescue Disk | Active@ Boot Disk Suite
    ================================================================

    Hard Drive Tools
    These are what I use when needed
    EaseUS Partition Master | KillDisk | DBAN
     
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    Deleted member 21043

    I hate UAC too :)
    Why?

    UAC can help prevent malware infections on your system. Programs running with Administrator Priveleges can modify protected registry keys, load drivers, set scheduled tasks, drop files in protected locations like System32, ...

    It's job is to alert you when you are going to give a program Administrator Priveleges. Surely you would like to know when a program is going to run/is running with these priveleges?

    @Overkill I recommend you enable UAC as well.
     

    Janl92l

    New Member
    Have disabled uac too for some years and i never got infected. If u know what u doing,what u have installed for block malware,how it works than there is realy no need for uac. i find uac outdated. normal users without knowlegend will press ok anyway and the malware will run.

    By the way,strong setup. :)
     
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    Deleted member 21043

    Some programs won't load at startup when uac is enabled is another annoying reason I disable it.
    You can use the Windows Task Scheduler to allow the programs you trust to automatically start up with Administrator Priveleges. If they do not automatically run because they require your consent with the UAC alert beforehand, this can be avoided via the Task Scheduler.

    This is how some software actually bypass UAC alerts on startup. CCleaner does it for example. On the installer (which requires Administrator Priveleges) since the installer is running with Admin Priveleges, it can programmatically set this task up. Preventing users from being nagged by the consent.exe UAC prompt on startup with the program.

    Of course malicious software can also do this if given Administrator Priveleges.

    press ok anyway and the malware will run.
    It's a shame but yes, this does happen a lot with inexperienced users. :(
     

    Overkill

    Level 31
    Verified
    Trusted
    Have disabled uac too for some years and i never got infected. If u know what u doing,what u have installed for block malware,how it works than there is realy no need for uac. i find uac outdated. normal users without knowlegend will press ok anyway and the malware will run.

    By the way,strong setup. :)
    EXACTLY!
     
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    Soulweave

    Moderator
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Staff member
    Considering the winpatrol and exe radar running, it is safe to a certain extend not to run uac as long as the user knows what he is doing. Overkill knows his stuff well enough so uac disabled is fine. I too have it disabled but in a way more trimmed config not recommended for most. Can imagine running half the stuff he runs on mt gaming system to notice the slowdowns. But then again each user has its needs when it comes to system usage.
     
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    MalwareT

    Great config :) You can add FastStone Capture instead of Lightscreen 5.3 is free later versions are paid. Consider adding Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI for backup ;)