Latest Changes
Sep 5, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1809
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Exe Radar Pro (NoVirusThanks)
    Windows Firewall Control (MalwareBytes, formerly Binisoft)
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    ESET Online Scanner
    Norton Power Eraser
    HitmanPro
    Zemana AntiMalware
    KVRT
    Browsers and Extensions
    Mozilla Firefox
    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Edge

    Extensions:

    AdGuard for PC (ad-blocking and anti-tracking)
    HTTPS Everywhere
    LastPass
    PopUp Blocker (strict)
    NoScript Suite Lite
    Canvas Defender
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Tracking protection: AdGuard
    Content Blocker: AdGuard | NoScript Suite Lite
    DNS: AdGuard DNS
    Password Managers
  • LastPass Password Manager
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    PatchMyPC
    CCleaner
    Wise Cleaner 365
    Revo Uninstaller Pro
    VeraCrypt
    TMAC
    NordVPN
    SysHardener
    SysInternals Autoruns and Process Explorer
    Data Backup
    SSD for Windows
    HDD for data and files
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Acronis True Image File
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Specifications
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/robomans-stolen-secrets-storage-device-2017-updated.72784/

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    If you use an HIPS, you don't need an Anti-exe.
    HIPS is set on smart mode, hence the anti-executable. I tried to use it on its own on interactive mode but it was a pain in the neck. Since I do not control the HIPS responses I cannot be fully aware the right choice has been made over an action on my system. That's why VoodooShield is there to tell me about execution of programs on the background. :)
     
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    I tried to use it on its own on interactive mode but it was a pain in the neck.
    so don't use ESET if it can't satisfy your need.

    That's why VoodooShield is there to tell me about execution of programs on the background. :)
    so just use VS with Windows Defender( or any simple AV).

    Why people use stuff that don't satisfy them....just use what fit your requirements, then learn to use it to the core.
    Take my example, i loved Comodo, know how to use it to the max; then i suffered its stupid bugs, i don't use it anymore.
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    so don't use ESET if it can't satisfy your need.


    so just use VS with Windows Defender( or any simple AV).

    Why people use stuff that don't satisfy them....just use what fit your requirements, then learn to use it to the core.
    Take my example, i loved Comodo, know how to use it to the max; then i suffered its stupid bugs, i don't use it anymore.
    ESET satisfies me. But name me one single product that is perfect and gives you online invulnerability... I will wait. The best I can do to achieve protection for MY SPECIFIC NEEDS, is this. If you find it unpleasant, or you wouldn't use it on your system, I take your opinion, but quit trying to impose me your tastes. I know how my system works and behaves with each specific scenario and software. I thank you for your intention though.
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    #26/4

    Removed

    • VoodooShield

    Added

    • NVT OSArmor

    Although VoodooShield is one of my all-time favorite software, I have experienced serious slowdowns on the execution of my programs, like games or regular office suites. This has been persisting for many months and I've realised I'm sacrificing my system performance for security, which I always saw as a good thing, but lately it's been too much. To achieve a similar protection level, I have installed NVT OSArmor and checked almost every option to ensure a PC lockdown against malware and attacks, resulting on a minimum system impact. I must say I'm happy, at least by now, with the change.
     

    Sunshine-boy

    Level 27
    Verified
    If you use an HIPS, you don't need an Anti-exe.
    From my experience Eset Hips on smart mode only alert :
    1-If a process wants to write a .dll to hard disk.
    2-New windows startup entries.
    3-some registry actions.
    it only works as Anti-Exe if you run it in interactive mode.consier that Eset updates the hips module every week and without any changelog so it's hard to find out how it works.
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Removed:

    • ESET Internet Security

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    New combo:

    • Windows Defender (Andy Ful's Configure Defender for maximum settings)
    • NVT OSArmor
    • Windows Firewall Control (Binisoft)
     
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    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    New combo:

    • Windows Defender (Andy Ful's Configure Defender for maximum settings)
    • NVT OSArmor
    • Windows Firewall Control (Binisoft)
    This combo behaved really well on my secondary laptop! I'm definitely keeping it. As my main laptop I use it to work on several offices, countries and public spaces, I'm opting for something a little bit more... hardcore :ROFLMAO:

    On my main PC, my combo:

    • Kaspersky Internet Security (tweaked)
    • NVT OSArmor
    • MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit (to protect Avast Secure Browser and its version lag from Chrome)
    • AdGuard for Windows
    I'm using KISv19 and it's behaving really really light (even lighter than WD) and consuming less than 65MB of my RAM lol.
     

    Gandalf_The_Grey

    Level 21
    Verified
    This combo behaved really well on my secondary laptop! I'm definitely keeping it. As my main laptop I use it to work on several offices, countries and public spaces, I'm opting for something a little bit more... hardcore :ROFLMAO:

    On my main PC, my combo:

    • Kaspersky Internet Security (tweaked)
    • NVT OSArmor
    • MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit (to protect Avast Secure Browser and its version lag from Chrome)
    • AdGuard for Windows
    I'm using KISv19 and it's behaving really really light (even lighter than WD) and consuming less than 65MB of my RAM lol.
    If you like KIS why not use KFA on your secondary laptop?
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    If you like KIS why not use KFA on your secondary laptop?
    That's a good option, indeed! :) But my secondary laptop gets so little use that I find Windows Defender to be enough, plus talking from experience, this laptop hates third party antivirus... It suicides itself with sites breaking, random white squares instead of apps GUI's...I used to format it once in a while to see if it's better but I think it's just the way it feels lol :p
    I might consider it though, maybe it could be a good option, never tried KFA on it :)
     

    Robbie

    Level 28
    Verified
    Content Creator
    My guys!

    REMOVED
    Kaspersky Internet Security
    Disabled Windows Defender (automatically turns on)

    ADDED
    VoodooShield Pro
    Windows Firewall Control from Binisoft

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    Betting for new sig-less combo, tired of antivirus issues (even Windows Defender gave me problems). Locking my PC with the following:
    • OSArmor
    • VoodooShield Pro
    • WFC
    • AdGuard Premium for PC
    Could you recommend me any extension for browser phishing and malware protection?
     

    slash/

    Level 6
    Nice changes, I'm thinking about doing a similar setup on my next clean format. Nothing beats the lightness of an anti-exe and third-party firewall control.

    uBlock Origin (or AdGuard in your case) should be sufficient browser protection, in my opinion. That, and your eyes. Just make sure the sites you are on are secure, HTTPS, and certified.
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 26
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Nice changes, I'm thinking about doing a similar setup on my next clean format. Nothing beats the lightness of an anti-exe and third-party firewall control.

    uBlock Origin (or AdGuard in your case) should be sufficient browser protection, in my opinion. That, and your eyes. Just make sure the sites you are on are secure, HTTPS, and certified.
    he should be using adguard client if he have purchased it already.

    Norton safe web
    Malwarebytes ( disable ad/tracking protection)
    comodo online security

    those are pretty decent

    Voodooshield is enough, no antivirus needed as advanced user