Latest Changes
Dec 28, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Windows 10 1809
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
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
Windows Defender with ConfigureDefender
Software Restriction Policy with Hard_Configurator
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Macrium Reflect does the job just fine...
Browsers and Extensions
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin w/added filters, Netcraft
Password Management
Default Web Search
System Utilities
Hard_Configurator, SysHardener, BandiZip, PatchCleaner, autoruns
Data Backup
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Macrium Reflect, Timeshift (Ubuntu)
Frequency of System backups


Level 19
Great security configuration.

The only note I would like to make is for you to try to use a physically separate computer to run your virtual machines on, for maximum security, or even use a separate subnet for the virtual machines, to avoid contact with your main productive PC altogether.

You obviously have backup images covered as well, so... I guess I cannot recommend anything else. :D

Thanks for sharing your new config. :p


Level 24
Malware Hunter
That's a pretty no-nonsense setup. Total coverage :)
I hope I get to try reHIPS sometime!

By curiosity , what ERP will cover that KIS won't? (I don't know much of KIS because i don't like it ^^)
Why dislike KIS :/
Is it the alerts or something else? I am aware of your lockdown approach :) but you said you dislike a particular AV solution, that triggered my curiosity.
In terms of standard AV solutions, it goes well beyond. I'll rate it in top two any time based on the features and protection.. my learning.
but you can still enables those alerts no?
KIS, by default, "disables" HIPS (the traditional alerts).
Yes we can enable..And when enabled, it showers with notifications right :D
Most of the times, looking at the application, I'll either "Trust the application" so that that sub-application/application related popups in the sequence are minimized. If it is not exactly trustable, I'll either respond to each (popups except during installations are quite less comparatively) or will trust the sequence for skipping its recurrence.

If at all the concerned app is risky and I allow some initial actions, the System Watcher+other restrictions+ZETA approach of Kaspersky (and my complementary protections) should further do the guarding.

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