Latest changes
Oct 10, 2019
Windows Edition
Pro
OS version
1903
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Sign in with associated Google ID
Account log-in
  • Account Password
  • Exposure to malware
    No malware samples are downloaded
    Real-time Malware protection
    Windows Defender with Hard_Configurator
    Comodo Firewall
    RTP configuration
    Windows Defender with some SRP rules
    H_C: EXE and TMP allowed
    CFW: ComodoFix config
    Windows firewall is enabled.
    Periodic scanners
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    Browser and Add-ons
    Chrome, Edge
    Privacy tools and VPN
    uBlock Origin
    Password manager
    Bitwarden
    Search engine
    Google
    Maintenance tools
    Hard_Configurator
    Photos and Files backup
    Dropbox
    OneDrive
    GoogleDrive
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per week
    Backup and Restore
    Macrium Reflect
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Regularly installing new software every week
  • Shared computer is used by other family members
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Computer Specifications
    i5 6500
    integrated graphics
    8 gb ram
    SSD

    blackice

    Level 27
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    Unfortunately, Kaspersky's behavior is not quite as consistent as I would hope for. I have a certain program with a firewall block rule, and every once in a while, like tonight for instance, it somehow manages to connect to the internet anyways, causing my whole system to freeze and the program itself to deactivate. So it looks like I am back to:
    Windows Defender with ConfigureDefender
    Windows Software Restriction Policies with Hard_Configurator

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    Keep it simple, keep it safe!
     

    blackice

    Level 27
    Verified
    I am considering going back to WD after Sophos deleted Configure Defender while my router was rebooting. To be fair it put it back once I got the internet back and it did cloud analysis.
     

    shmu26

    Level 85
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Default-allow setup has <Default Security Level> = Unrestricted. This forces PowerShell to Full Language Mode
    And what happens if I set the Windows environment variable PSLockdownPolicy 4 ? Does "Unrestricted" override the Windows environment variable?
     

    shmu26

    Level 85
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    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Manjaro with the default Xfce desktop.

    Manjaro keeps the OS and applications very up to date, and since it is Arch, you don't have the security issues of PPAs and/or installing from random downloads like you do with Ubuntu and its forks.

    Manjaro requires more troubleshooting and software installation skills than Ubuntu and its forks do, but the forum is helpful and friendly, and google finds a lot of info on Manjaro and Arch.
     

    shmu26

    Level 85
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    Content Creator
    Back to Windows. It's too much work juggling Linux + Windows in a virtual machine, when Windows alone does everything I need. It's less glamorous this way, but KISS wins.
    Windows Defender + Hard_Configurator with EXE and TMP allowed.
    Comodo Firewall with ComodoFix config and Windows firewall enabled.
     
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    LDogg

    Level 32
    Verified
    Back to Windows. It's too much work juggling Linux + Windows in a virtual machine, when Windows alone does everything I need. It's less glamorous this way, but KISS wins.
    Windows Defender + Hard_Configurator with EXE and TMP allowed.
    Comodo Firewall with ComodoFix config and Windows firewall enabled.
    Unless I'm missing something with the Comodofix Config, you have two Firewalls running correct?

    ~LDogg
     

    shmu26

    Level 85
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    Trusted
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    Unless I'm missing something with the Comodofix Config, you have two Firewalls running correct?

    ~LDogg
    Correct :)
    If you don't have an advanced firewall config, CFW and WFW work well together. That's what @cruelsister always says, and it's true.
    My CFW has the 3 exceptions of Comodofix Config, and my WFW has the recommended block rules of Hard_Configurator, and it works smoothly.

    Explanation: with ComodoFix config, CFW is at less than full strength in system space (this is in order to avoid a slew of unnecessary network blocks), so that's why it is advisable not to disable WFW.
     
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    Glynn

    Level 2
    Back to Windows. It's too much work juggling Linux + Windows in a virtual machine, when Windows alone does everything I need. It's less glamorous this way, but KISS wins.
    Windows Defender + Hard_Configurator with EXE and TMP allowed.
    Comodo Firewall with ComodoFix config and Windows firewall enabled.
    I find that windows inside virtualbox does not want to activate when connected to the internet, any way to solve that issue?
     

    shmu26

    Level 85
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    Trusted
    Content Creator
    I find that windows inside virtualbox does not want to activate when connected to the internet, any way to solve that issue?
    Hmm, I don't know, I didn't have any activation problems. If you are using a single license, keep in mind that the VM is considered a different machine, and thus needs a different license.
    If you have a volume license installation, it will work even without any activation at all, but you can't do certain customizations, such as choose your wallpaper.
    That's about all I know about it.

    again? you play ping-pong lol.
    why not, like me, having one machine for Linux and one for Windows...will save you time...
    Hi Umbra, it's great to see you active once again on MT! :)
    Yes, I am guilty of ping pong, but with Macrium Reflect, ping pong is a pretty easy game to play. Sometimes I need to fix grub, that's all.
     
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