pablozi's new config

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  1. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    #1 pablozi, May 4, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
    Most recent changes:
    11/02/2017
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    OS Edition:
    Home
    OS Build:
    Anniversary Update
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Always Notfiy
    Firewall:
    3rd Party Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Automatic Updates
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    No
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Comodo Internet Security 10
    On-demand Scanners:
    EEK, CCE
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    Browsers and Extensions:
    Google Chrome x64 (Stable) with AppContainer enabled and all plugins sandboxed, Mozilla Firefox x64 (Stable)
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google,
    Password Manager:
    Built-in Google Chrome
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBlock Origin
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    CCleaner
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Custom Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Various cloud storages + external HDD
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    OS built-in
    Office suite: Microsoft Office 2016 Professional
    PDF reader: Google Chrome
    Compression tools: WinRAR (licensed)
    IM: Skype
    Cloud services: OneDrive, iCloud, Google Drive
    VPN: MyDevil.net
    Download manager: Internet Download Manager
    Registry tweaks:
    - disabled UAC elevation for unsigned files
    - disabled modern UAC prompt
    - UAC password request
    - enabled PUP detection in Windows Defender
     
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  2. ams963

    ams963 New Member

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    Nice configuration. Simple and effective.:)
     
  3. Oxygen

    Oxygen Level 42

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    Simple, but i wouldn't depend on the built in security.
     
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  4. Mateotis

    Mateotis Level 10

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    As @Malware1 said, all you need is the Common Sense 2014 IS and you should be good to go with any security solution. :p
     
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  5. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    I haven't seen any malware in years, so I don't feel like wasting system resources for additional software. Instead of this I am using Common Sense 2015 Beta ;)
     
  6. yigido

    yigido Guest

    Nice configuration :)
    and +1 for DuckDuckGo ;)
     
  7. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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    Great config! I approve. :D
     
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  8. NSG001

    NSG001 New Member

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    You have a lean configuration.
    Handsome avatar too :)
     
  9. Spawn

    Spawn Administrator
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  10. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    I use Windows built in AV & firewall too, with respect to Fantasy, as all ducks are not always equal,:p @Umbra Polaris makes some good points for native security,

    "If you just surf safely, don't use dodgy software, it is all you need; windows security is implemented at kernel level; one level deeper than any other security softs. Now I don't say that using other security softs is useless but unlike with Win7, you don't need them anymore.

    I personally use some of them because I have to ( I closed-beta test them ) if not I would just stick with what Win8 offers.".;)

    most of the people that bash Win8, never really used it or don't have any clue of what an OS should do. They just focus on their "used-to-use- useless-crap-fluffy-designed-toys
    ".

    Thanks for sharing your configuration!:cool:
     
  11. NSG001

    NSG001 New Member

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    It's all water off a duck's back to me :)
     
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  12. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Kaspersky
    Looks great !! Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
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  13. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Just switched back from IE to GC x64 and added NordVPN and MyDevil.net VPN
     
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  14. hjlbx

    hjlbx Guest

    Hello pablozi,

    Just a suggestion... since you visit Phishing Sites.

    Add an anti-executable for that occasional drive-by download: VooDooShield Frree or NoVirusThanks Exe Radar Pro - get free beta on MT subforum "Other Security Software."
     
  15. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Thanks for suggestion, but i've tried both of them and I really don't feel like I need them - Adguard is enough :)
     
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  16. Hanmin147

    Hanmin147 Level 28

    Jul 28, 2014
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    You should choose 1 VPN and stick with it! Having 2 VPNs isn't really optimal since you pretty much can only use 1 at a time :)
     
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  17. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Each VPN is for different purposes :)
     
  18. Hanmin147

    Hanmin147 Level 28

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    But both are paid VPNs from what I can see, a little pricy no? :D
     
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  19. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Not exactly :D
    NordVPN i have for free and MyDevil is less than €20/year so good deal IMO ;)
     
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  20. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
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    Just added Zemana AM stable.
     
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