Latest Changes
Apr 16, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Linux/Unix
Windows Edition
Enterprise
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
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 - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
WD: PUA, ASR, Network Protection
H_C: Security level=Disallowed + Sponsors blocked + DocumentsAntiExploit

Linux Mint: Firewall enabled, Standard user account
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
None at present
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome, Edge (stable)
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin
uMatrix
Netcraft
Password Management
LastPass
System Utilities
Hard_Configurator
Data Backup
Dropbox
OneDrive
GoogleDrive
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of System backups
Regularly
Computer Activity
Online banking
Browsing web and email
Install new programs on a weekly basis
Shared device is used by family members
Download files from different sources
Office and work related tasks
Computer Specifications
Custom build:
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.
 

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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.
 

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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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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.
 

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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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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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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.
 

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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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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?
 

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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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