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SanghyupLee

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By default, Windows uses the Windows defender.
Anti-Malware uses Malwarebytes products only manually.

I'm surfing the Web, LOL games, listening to music and watching videos,
I rarely use my PC's resources.

However, when the CPU / MEM is often up, I can check a high share in the Process at "process exploer by MS", that's check with the network connection status etc. that the DLL referenced

In addition, JSP, Flash and Sliverlight are not used in the browser by default,
If I need to open the strange e-mail, that's through the virtual machine and run it and check the operation status.

In my opinion, most EK(Exploit Kit)are thought to be infiltrated as driver by download through abode and Sliverlight,
Most malicious code is used primarily because it is considered to be infected via e-mail.

I think it would be better if you added software that could track registry changes.
 

tim one

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Thanks for sharing :)

So you should add MalwareBytes as on demand scanner, to your config proper field.

If I can give you an advice: a good system image backup plan is very important.
Using Macrium free for example, you can create one (or more) images useful to restore the functionality of your OS after serious software faults or deep malware infections.
Creating a Macrium image requires a few minutes (it depends on the size of your (C) system partition).
 

iapyx

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Welcome to MalwareTips! There are a number of things you could change with your setup.
  • Switch from Windows Defender to a free AV, like Avast Free. Windows has continually shown that their signatures are sub par and zero-day threats are almost never blocked. Even if you check for high CPU/RAM usage, it will usually be too late, especially if it is ransomware. You would especially need one if you are testing malware in a VM.
  • Add a few on-demand scanners. Occasionally scanning with them will catch what your AV doesn't catch, usually adware and PUPs. I suggest Zemana Anti-Malware (Portable) and Norton Power Eraser.
  • Make sure you're keeping up to date with Windows Updates. They often include very important security updates for Windows. Make sure you're on the latest version, because the recent KRACK attacks were fixed in a recent update.
  • Add HTTPS Everywhere
Thanks for sharing! :)
 

Exterminator

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Implement some type of system backup solution.
Consider backing up important data to an external drive also.
Consider adding an additional on demand scanner(s).
Please edit your config to include Malwarebytes Antimalware as an on demand scanner.
Replace AdBlock with uBlock Origin and add HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger to Chrome.
Thanks for sharing your config :)
 

harlan4096

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@SanghyupLee: I tagged temporally as Caution Your config, since there is no System Image Backup solution in Your system, also kindly consider the already mentioned suggestions about second opinion scanners, browser extensions and backup important data to external device.

Please edit Your config with new changes and announce them here.

Thanks for sharing :)
 
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