Latest Changes
Jun 15, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Free Antivirus 2019
SpyShelter Firewall 11.8
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Activate the mode "ask me" in SpyShelter Firewall
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Zemana Antimalware Free (ver. 3)
Hitman Pro (only scanner)
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browsers and Extensions
Vivaldi (custom settings, configuration for maximum privacy and protection of browser); uBlock Origin, uMatrix.
Mozilla Firefox (custom settings, configuration for maximum privacy and protection of browser); uBlock Origin, NoScript, Lastpass.
Web Privacy
Yandex DNS with filtering malicious and phishing sites
DNSCrypt
Proton VPN
Web Search
Yandex
System Utilities
Process Hacker
Autoruns for Windows
VeraCrypt
SysHardener
Data Backup
Yandex Disk
Frequency of Data backups
Weekly
System Backup
Ashampoo Backup 2018
Frequency of System backups
Regularly
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Online banking
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Computer Specifications
Acer Aspire 7750 ZG
CPU: Intel Pentium B940, 2000 MHz
RAM: 4 Gb, DDR3
HDD: 320 Gb, SATA

SFox

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Nice!
Keep in mind that SpyShelter is all about answering prompts correctly. It is totally user-dependent protection, there are no automatic blocks (unless you specifically set it up that way).
@ichito is the SpyShelter ninja...
I use the default settings in SpyShelter. The only thing that changed was to uncheck the option "allow SpyShelter to end the process in Task Manager", plus set up all permissions in SpyShelter for conflict-free work with other security programs.
 

ichito

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I use the default settings in SpyShelter. The only thing that changed was to uncheck the option "allow SpyShelter to end the process in Task Manager", plus set up all permissions in SpyShelter for conflict-free work with other security programs.
Step by step and your SS configuration become more granular and efficient. First...I think you should know how level of protections works and where is the diference between them - look this post on Wilders
As you can see all detected actions are the same but there are diferent automatic decisions (or there is no such decisions) according to chosen level of protection. Than you should try to use feature "files/folders protection" (Settings/Security).

@ichito is the SpyShelter ninja...
Hahaha :oops: Thanks for your opinion...without some false modesty :emoji_beer:
 
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SFox

Level 1
Step by step and your SS configuration become more granular and efficient. First...I think you should know how level of protections works and where is the diference between them - look this post on Wilders
As you can see all detected actions are the same but there are diferent automatic decisions (or there is no such decisions) according to chosen level of protection. Than you should try to use feature "files/folders protection" (Settings/Security).
Read your post. If I understand you correctly, do you recommend setting the "ask user" option as the most reliable?
I was given an lifetime license for SpyShelter Firewall. So I make changes to the configuration. Instead SpyShelter Premium install SpyShelter Firewall. And delete the MWFC. Firewall from SpyShelter reliable by default, or also need to configure? Is it possible to set manual mode for outgoing connections?
 

shmu26

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I was given an lifetime license for SpyShelter Firewall.
Wow. SpyShelter Firewall in "ask user mode" is totally powerful, if you know how to use it right, and you have the patience for it. There is a lot to learn, but for an experienced and careful user, it is tops.

Again, many people make the mistake of thinking that SpyShelter "protects" them. It doesn't. But it empowers you to protect yourself by making wise decisions.
 

SFox

Level 1
Wow. SpyShelter Firewall in "ask user mode" is totally powerful, if you know how to use it right, and you have the patience for it. There is a lot to learn, but for an experienced and careful user, it is tops.

Again, many people make the mistake of thinking that SpyShelter "protects" them. It doesn't. But it empowers you to protect yourself by making wise decisions.
How to enable this mode?
 
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SFox

Level 1
Do you mean protection level?...it's called "Certified applications"" and here you have where you can change it
View attachment 215142
But as @shmu26 said this level is as smart as you are...everything will depend on your knowledge and decision :)
I set this level, but it seems that this is not what I wanted. I want SpyShelter Firewall to give me an alert for any outcoming connections. So that I could choose which program to allow Internet access, and which one - not to allow.
 

shmu26

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I set this level, but it seems that this is not what I wanted. I want SpyShelter Firewall to give me an alert for any outcoming connections. So that I could choose which program to allow Internet access, and which one - not to allow.
So why not just use Binisoft firewall control or something like that? Why do you need SpyShelter Firewall? It's sort of like using a truck to pick up your groceries. :)
 

SFox

Level 1
So why not just use Binisoft firewall control or something like that? Why do you need SpyShelter Firewall? It's sort of like using a truck to pick up your groceries. :)
So they say that the Firewall from SpyShelter is more powerful and reliable, than the Windows Firewall. :)
 
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SFox

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It is more powerful, but the power is not in that particular area. You can get that particular function from Binisoft or other firewalls. As for more reliable, I don't know what exactly that is referring to.
The program from Binisoft automatically allows access to the Internet, for example, all metro applications, Cortana, X-box, etc. And these applications are constantly climbing the Internet, creating automatic permissions for themselves, transmitting something, receiving something. And the program from Binisoft does not control their activity in outcoming connections.
 

oldschool

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The program from Binisoft automatically allows access to the Internet, for example, all metro applications, Cortana, X-box, etc. And these applications are constantly climbing the Internet, creating automatic permissions for themselves, transmitting something, receiving something. And the program from Binisoft does not control their activity in outcoming connections.
To remove the processes you find objectionable, you can use O&O Shutup, WimTweaks, etc. to remove whatever your heart desires. Then you may use WFC, etc. to allow only what you want.
 

shmu26

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I set this level, but it seems that this is not what I wanted. I want SpyShelter Firewall to give me an alert for any outcoming connections. So that I could choose which program to allow Internet access, and which one - not to allow.
So you can leave it at "ask user", but disable monitoring for all the actions you don't care about. You could even disable everything except for firewall, if that is what you want.
 

SFox

Level 1
No, I don’t want to disable everything, I just need the firewall to notify me about outcoming connections every time, no matter what program or process they come from. Of course, you can use the program from Binisoft, but why, if SpyShelter has its own firewall? Or is it impossible to configure it so that it always gives an alert for outcoming program connections? Do not completely control everything manually, but only requests for outgoing connections, while leaving all other components on automatic mode?