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Oct 10, 2019
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  • Windows 10
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    1903
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
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    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
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  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Windows Defender with some SRP rules
    H_C: EXE and TMP allowed
    CFW: ComodoFix config
    Windows firewall is enabled.
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
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    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome, Edge
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    uBlock Origin
    Password Managers
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    Hard_Configurator
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    Weekly
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect
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    Regularly
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  • Online banking
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  • Install new programs on a weekly basis
  • Shared device is used by family members
  • Download files from different sources
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  • Computer Specifications
    i5 6500
    integrated graphics
    8 gb ram
    SSD

    shmu26

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    All 4 layers are covered:
    • Realtime & other: Windows Defender (with tweaks)
    • Web Browser: Netcraft, uBo
    • Backup: Dropbox/Onedrive
    • Firewall: Native
    My advice:
    • Consider adding Scriptsafe to browser
    • Add Syshardener, this also can add basic block rules for Windows Firewall as well
    • Consider using Tinywall or Malwarebytes Firewall Control for a better comprehensive protection of the built-in firewall
    Thanks for sharing.

    ~LDogg
    Do you know of a good alternative to scriptsafe? I had a technical issue. I don't care so much about privacy issues, like who's tracking me and stuff like that. I am more interested in pure security stuff.
    The simplest solution, although not the most convenient, is to disable javascript by default in Chrome, and whitelist certain sites, and also bookmark that settings page so you can easily toggle it on and off.
     

    shmu26

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    What was the technical issue surrounding?

    ~LDogg
    It's blocked for me.
    You see, I have content filtering at the ISP level. They can only provide their filtering service if they block users from using certain proxy tricks that bypass their server.
    Apparently, there are word combos on the web page that sound like proxy tricks.
     

    LDogg

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    It's blocked for me.
    You see, I have content filtering at the ISP level. They can only provide their filtering service if they block users from using certain proxy tricks that bypass their server.
    Apparently, there are word combos on the web page that sound like proxy tricks.
    That's very strange I even have filtering at isp level too.

    The other alternative is ScriptDefender.

    ~LDogg
     
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    shmu26

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    That's very strange I even have filtering at isp level too.

    The other alternative is ScriptDefender.

    ~LDogg
    Thanks.
    You probably have different kind of filtering. You use VPN, right? My ISP blocks VPN, if you use their filtering service for your router, rather than for individual device.
     

    LDogg

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    My isp has filters for malicious content, torrents and other.

    Hope the other one is alright.

    ~LDogg
     
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    shmu26

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    Makes sense, still strange that ScriptSafe has been blocked.

    ~LDogg
    Yes, strange. Usually they let me request it to be opened, but this time, no. I think their algorithm smelled a proxy somewhere.
     
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    shmu26

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    @shmu26
    You may be interested to try dynamic filtering (Medium Mode) by uBlock Origin as alternative to ScriptSafe
    Thanks. I will check it out. In the end, I couldn't bring myself to install scriptsafe. Small user base. Has access to all my data. Who knows what will be with them in a year or two? I could lose more than I gain.
     

    SHvFl

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    Thanks. I will check it out. In the end, I couldn't bring myself to install scriptsafe. Small user base. Has access to all my data. Who knows what will be with them in a year or two? I could lose more than I gain.
    Not a wise method to do this and mix scripts and ads. Better use both umatrix and ublock which are from the same developer and you can easily disable script filtering for some reason and still have your ad filtering.
     
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    shmu26

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    Not a wise method to do this and mix scripts and ads. Better use both umatrix and ublock which are from the same developer and you can easily disable script filtering for some reason and still have your ad filtering.
    uMatrix default settings are good?
     

    SHvFl

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    uMatrix default settings are good?
    If I remember correctly it blocks 3rd party everything by default but check as I haven't had to use the default since forever (save settings on the cloud).
     
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