Latest Changes
Mar 18, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
1809
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
  1. Kaspersky Free
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Disabled "Inject script into web traffic" and set "Do not scan encrypted connections" in Kaspersky.
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
  • Malwarebytes Free
  • Zemana Antimalware Free
Browsers and Extensions
Mozilla Firefox
uBlock Origin
uMatrix
Decentraleyes
Privacy Possum
HTTPS Everywhere
Cookie AutoDelete
Multi-Account Containers
Temporary Containers
ClearURLs
Skip Redirect
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin
uMatrix
Proton VPN
Password Management
Bitwarden
Default Web Search
searX
System Utilities
Ccleaner
Data Backup
Mega.nz, Google Drive, External drive
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Macrium Reflect Free
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Browsing web and email
Install new programs on a weekly basis
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Malware testing
Download files from different sources
Office and work related tasks
Video or photography editing
Computer Specifications
Asus X555LF
Intel Core i5-5200U
Intel HD 5500, Nvidia 930M
8GB DDR3
1TB HDD

harlan4096

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@SeriousHoax :
  • Set UAC to Always Notify and enable Device Security -> SmartScreen.
  • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
  • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices.
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free and HitManPro Free.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may a VPN service.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:
 

SeriousHoax

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@SeriousHoax :
  • Set UAC to Always Notify and enable Device Security -> SmartScreen.
  • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
  • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices.
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free and HitManPro Free.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may a VPN service.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:
WoW!!! Thanks. I've made the changes that you suggested and trying out the utilities. Now the configurations feels more secure :giggle:
 

harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
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Also, I would move Malware Free to Virus and Malware Removal Tools section, since Free version has no resident protection.

You may pair NoVirusThanks OSA in resident protection with Kaspersky Free, and also apply default tweaks of NoVirusThanks SysHardener, to hard the prevention in the system.
 

SeriousHoax

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Also, I would move Malware Free to Virus and Malware Removal Tools section, since Free version has no resident protection.

You may pair NoVirusThanks OSA in resident protection with Kaspersky Free, and also apply default tweaks of NoVirusThanks SysHardener, to hard the prevention in the system.
I moved Malwarebytes to removal section now. I never heard of NoVirusThanks before. I'm definitely gonna check this out now.
 

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brod56

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I would consider removing most of your extensions. Most of them are doing very similar jobs and don't seem essential at all.
Other than that, pretty good and simple config.
 
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LDogg

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My advice:
  • Add Netcraft to web browser
  • Remove the following extensions (optional): ClearURLs & SkipRedirect - don't remove if you like having privacy extensions
  • Remember when adding too many extensions or software to a configuration that you are increasing your attack surface for malicious people too
  • Add Tinywall or Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control as a compliment to better configure WF, Tinywall's file installation is also less than 2MB
Thanks for sharing, everything looks good from here, great addition in NVT OSA too!

~LDogg
 
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