Latest Changes
Nov 21, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Not available (Previous versions of Windows)
  • User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2018, Sandboxie, ShadowDefender plus GlassWire free.
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes on demand.
    Browsers and Extensions
    SRWare Iron, Waterfox with AdblockPlus,WebRTC,Kaspersky.
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    SpyBot Anti Beacon.
    Password Managers
  • KeePass
  • System Utilities
    SSD disk,no defrag.CCleaner.
    Data Backup
    none, I use the OS tools to duplicate or triplicate to external HD.
    Frequency of Data backups
    None
    System Backup
    AOMEI Backupper free. Backup to ext.HD.
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly

    stepseven84

    Level 7
    Verified
    Thanks for sharing.

    Good setup and good real time protection but please consider to migrate to Windows 10 because Windows 7 is near to end of support (January, 2020)

    Of course you can continue to use Windows 7, but after the end of support, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and malware. Windows will continue to work, but will not have software updates, including critical patches.
     

    LDogg

    Level 30
    Verified
    I would strongly consider you migrating to Windows 10. Data Backup is essential, using Aomei Backupper or Macrium Reflect for this is great, both are also free of charge.

    The rest of your setup looks great.

    ~LDogg
     

    poirotz

    Level 1
    @stepseven84
    Thank you for your suggestions,which seem thoroughly on the side of good sense,but let me explain:
    I enrolled with Microsoft when they asked for testers for Windows 10, I used it and tested for a while, until a moment when,two years ago,I bought a notebook which-like the 99% of those on sale-was a windows 10 notebook. I didnt have preconceived ideas about it,so I stood the fact it is not your OS-its only a lease, i was unfussed by the graphic changes,complete lack of privacy,irrational (from my point of view) location of settings -all things with a solution of sorts. Then came the sudden updates and the pretension to get rid of programs which they dont like, and in fact one day i realised one program was missing and i had not removed it.
    Then one upgrade came and it was forced upon my machine and i couldnt do anything about it- all was ok if the notebook had rebooted.....but it never did.The machine was ko! Next day I got rid for keeps of dear Windows 10 and installed Windows 8.1 which I had available, which -at least- wont push neither updates nor automated removals.
    A year later I had a new computer desktop built on order which i installed Windows 7 pro on,in spite of MS warning that the OS couldnt work with that kind of new processors: in fact Windows 7 is working fine with AMD Ryzen 5-1600 6-core processors with just a little program installed once. (From Github,later bought by MS)
    Quite frankly I dont give a fig if the OS is not updated anymore: i am confident to always find programs and ways to cope with this.
    In a way I'd be relieved there are no more updates.....
    If i wont one day be able to run an OS previous to 10 I will simply run a Linux variety,which i've also used many times in dual boot with Windows.
    Unless MS releases a different Windows 10,which i doubt quite heavily.
    Sorry for the ranting,have a good day or night -depending where you are!


    @LDogg
    thanks for your remarks, yes i agree about data backup,but i do it regularly, only I do not use a specific program for
    backing data. Just copy-paste or Aomei backups when imaging the disk or partitions.
     

    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @poirotz:

    Using GlassWire when KIS2018 has its own integrated firewall?

    A PassWord Manager and a VPN service in Web Privacy would be welcome.

    Remove "Kaspersky IS" from "Virus and Malware Removal Tools" because that is Your real.time protection, there You may add Norton Power Eraser and/or HitManPro Free.

    Thanks for sharing :giggle:
     

    poirotz

    Level 1
    harlan4096 , as TerrakionSmash rightfully stated it is the FREE GlassWire working only as alerter for connections: user receives an Alert as soon as a new connection is made, with details, so that you know in real time what is going on.
    The firewall section of GlassWire is completely disabled, this way there's no overlapping with Kaspersky firewall, which only -unless i took it all wrong with its settings- alerts you about the LAN connection once and does it a long time after such connection is made. GW alerts everytime a new one is made.
    I think it is a usefull non basic program for one's info in real time. It can warn of programs connecting without your knowledge. No slowdowns up to now.

    Of course i use a Password Manager,but it seemed to me it does not belong to any question in Sec.Config.

    I would gladly correct the mistake and remove KIS from Virus and Malware Tools if I knew how to do it properly....I'll have a look at it.