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Discussion in 'PC Security Configuration' started by rockstarrocks, Apr 19, 2017.
Update: Started using SUA.
1: Rule of security config: BACKUP ur stuff! Aomei, Macrium are good choises. I like your style use "Pasword managers", as a semi-paranoid guy i am, all i have also my head & piece of paper. Well, i think Ccleaner is enough for utilities, but as you like. Pls add HTTPS - Everywhere and that's my part of quick look aroud ur conf.
Thank you for sharing, there will be gurus tell some more soon,,very soon. I'm just a Bug of MT.
Consider some type of system & data backup solution.Macrium reflect & AOMEI backupper offer good free solutions or you can grab AOMEI Backupper Pro here MalwareTips Giveaway - AOMEI Backupper Professional 4.0.3 Unlimited Giveaway
All in all a good config! Thanks for sharing it with us
No backup and you think it's "solid". Data can't be replaced as easy as Software and Hardware.
Power is useless without control, common sense and security tools are not sufficient to preserve your data in case of disaster due to faults or FUD ransomware attacks.
No system is truly safe without a solid offline backup plan.
About that Backup, i sorta do it. I mean i usually work in the cloud (Google docs, MS Office online, etc), sure i keep a local copy of all my files on my pc but i am not sure i would call that a backup. Also i always keep a Bootable USB of latest Windows 10 ready, and if anything appears out of normal(bugs & all) i just nuke the whole system(If i can't fix it by either startup repair or CMD prompt).
Good configuration out there.
Creating a system image snapshot is a good idea to avoid lengthy of reformats.
Please follow suggestions about backups, it is very important.
And add HTTPS Everywhere.
Thanks for sharing.
Using windows image backup now. Thanks for the suggestions.
I use Windows Image as one of my types of backups. I think it's great. One of the things I do with it is it allows me to do a P2V (Physical to Virtual) restore of my machine for testing etc. So in VMware Workstation I boot off the Windows ISO and then do a repair. There are some screens you need to click through but basically you are looking to do a system image restore. Then you plug in an external USB drive with your Windows Image backup on it and point the restore to the folder that contains your image and this will do a full restore of your physical machine in the VM! Such a cool option this! You can test upgrades with this method, new software etc etc.
Oh and I'd push your UAC all the way up to the max setting
Yeah, it's good.
Wouldn't that be too annoying, i mean wouldn't it ask for permission for every app i will open, even media player.
you get used to it. and once u do it once, it doesnt ask again. i just opened vlc player and i got no prompt for permission
So, it sorta learns like CFW and doesn't ask for permission everytime, Good.
I think i am gonna give it a try, and if isn't too annoying then i will keep it.
@ParaXY thanks for the suggestion.
for me the only time it keeps asking for permission is when running .exe portable files like zemana free and eek. i dont mind because i dont use these very frequently (maybe a couple times a week)
I didn't get any new notifications, i opened CCleaner, smplayer, firefox and control panel(maybe i will get extra notifications while installing something), all the notifications i am currently getting were already there on default setting. Good for now
Update 15/05/17: 360 TSE replaced with 360 TS (because it provides slightly better protection and faster program updates, still w/o BD & Avira), Noscript removed (made FF sluggish sometimes), Avira Browser Safety replaced with Norton Safe Web (NSW blocked some sketchy web pages which ABS failed to do so).
Update 24/5/17: Removed 360TS (had some BSODs, don't know exact cause, none since removal) and replaced by ZAL (from Giveaway), added MCshield and Wise care 365.
Will try it for few days, then see how it behaves. PS, it's super light
Changes: UAC changed from 'Always Notify' =>'Default', Comodo Web Filtering turned OFF,
Removed: Norton Safe web, MCShield
Added: SuperAntiSpyware, Lastpass, WhoCrashed
I am a bit late yet again but it is a very nice config you got there my friend.
Thanks for sharing your config.