SECURE: BASIC Rockstarrocks Win 10 Setup

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Most recent changes
Apr 12, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10 Insider Preview
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
17133.73
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default - For App installs & Modify system settings
Device Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Issues
Not in a long time
Security Testing with Malware
No - Malware is avoided where possible
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Windows Defender + VoodooShield
Security Protection settings
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Zemana+NPE+HMP
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox+Adguard
Web Privacy
Firefox Tracking Protection
Password Management
Lastpass
Default Web Search
Google
System Utilities collection
Wise care 365, Whocrashed, Patch My PC, CCleaner, ThrottleStop, DriverStoreExplorer.v0.8.4.2
Personal data Backup
Google Backup & Sync
Intervals between Personal data backups
Weekly
Disk Imaging Backup
AOMEI Backupper
Intervals between System Image backups
Occasionally
Device Specs
https://malwaretips.com/threads/rockstarrocks-new-workhorse-laptop.75343/
Jan 9, 2017
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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. :p
 
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Oct 23, 2012
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Windows 10
Installed Antivirus
Kaspersky
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Apr 16, 2017
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Microsoft
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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. :p
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).
 
Apr 16, 2017
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Microsoft
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Mar 14, 2017
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Using windows image backup now. Thanks for the suggestion.
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 :)
 
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Apr 16, 2017
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Microsoft
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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.
 
Apr 9, 2017
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Microsoft
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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)
 
Apr 16, 2017
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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:)
 
Apr 16, 2017
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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).
 
Apr 16, 2017
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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
 
Apr 16, 2017
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#19
Changes: UAC changed from 'Always Notify' =>'Default', Comodo Web Filtering turned OFF,
Removed: Norton Safe web, MCShield
Added: SuperAntiSpyware, Lastpass, WhoCrashed
 
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