Latest changes
Dec 31, 1969
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
7601
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer (do not dim my desktop)
Firewall and Network protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall is active
User permissions
User account
Malware exposure
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
NVT EXE Radar Pro | Sandboxie
Periodic scanners
Zemana AntiMalware | HitmanPro | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Browser 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 tools and VPN
Custom Hosts | uBlock Origin
Password manager
KeePass Portable
Search engine
Google
Maintenance tools
CleanMem | Process Tamer | Auslogics DiskDefrag | CCleaner
Photos and Files backup
None
File Backup schedule
Backup and Restore
None
Backup schedule
No system backups

Overkill

Level 31
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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
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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
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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: 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
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Hard Drive Tools
These are what I use when needed
EaseUS Partition Master | KillDisk | DBAN
 
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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
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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!
 

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 ;)
 
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