Latest changes
Dec 25, 2018
Windows Edition
Other edition for Previous versions of Windows
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Manually check for updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Account type
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
Kaspersky Total Security 2019
Adguard for Desktop
Periodic scanners
AdwCleaner
EEK
Browser and Add-ons
FIREFOX (64-bit)
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uMatrix
Adguard Adblocker
Windscribe VPN
HTTPS Everywhere

IE 11 (64-bit)
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Easylist TPL
EasyPrivacy TPL
Fanboy TPL
Block third-party google site tracking TPL
Privacy tools and VPN
Adguard
TPL's
Adguard DNS (Modem)
Quad9 DNS (PC)
Password manager
Sticky Password Premium
Search engine
DuckDuckGo
Maintenance tools
Auslogics Disk Defrag
Wise Disk Cleaner
Wise Registry Cleaner
Process Lasso Pro
Autoruns
KillSwitch
Unlocker
VT Hash Check
Photos and Files backup
Online/Cloud
Offline/External HDD
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per week
Backup and Restore
Macrium Reflect
Windows Backup&Restore
Backup schedule
Once or more per month
Computer Specifications
https://malwaretips.com/threads/shukla44-home-desktop.63606/

shukla44

Level 11
NOTE: Keep in mind, ONLY security-related programs on my system are mentioned above.

Previous Security Config (2017) - shukla44's Security Configuration (Desktop)

Vulnerable Processes on my system (Windows 7):

  1. shell32.exe*
  2. regsvr32.exe*
  3. rundll32.exe*
  4. cmd.exe**
  5. mshta.exe**
  6. wscript.exe***
  7. cscript.exe***
  8. powershell.exe***
  9. powershell_ise.exe***
All process's both paths (system32 & syswow64) included.

* - Reported/Logged
** - Monitored/Prompts
*** - Blocked/Disabled
Vulnerable Apps & Programs on my System (beside Windows 7):

  1. Browsers
  2. Microsoft Office***
  3. Thunderbird
  4. Foxit Reader***
  5. Adobe Photoshop 64-bit***
  6. Windows Media Player***
  7. uTorrent (3.3.2 Build 30586)
  8. VLC Media Player***
  9. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack With MPC-HC
  10. Microsoft .NET Framework

*** - Internet connections (Incoming & Outgoing) are disabled in Firewall
Additional Info:
  1. I have 2 active user accounts - 1 admin (personal use only), 1 standard (friends & family use). The standard account enjoy the strict settings of kaspersky's parental control.
  2. For financial/banking protection, i use kaspersky's safe money. For safe money, i use ie 64-bit only with one addon kaspersky protection & all others DISABLED, also settings in ie 64-bit is modified for max protection.
  3. Firefox 64-bit is my primary browser. Internet explorer is only for banking.
  4. I use shadow defender (on admin account only) as a sandbox for testing new settings or unknown apps.
  5. Adguard desktop active filters - base filter, spyware filter, social media filter, annoyances filter, adblock warning removal, nocoin. I use custom user filters as well. Phishing & malware protection is ENABLED. Stealth mode ENABLED. https filtering ENABLED. Allow search ads & websites self-promotion is DISABLED.
  6. Adguard protection is DISABLED on ie 64-bit. I have https scanning ENABLED in adguard & kaspersky both, so i need a seperate browser for banking only, where no conflicts should arise.
  7. All the internet connections (incoming & outgoing) are DISABLED in kaspersky firewall for apps/programs that doesn't depend on Internet.
  8. Windows is always fully updated. I install updates manually on every third tuesday.
  9. All the important files/documents are backed up in a password-protected winrar archive file without the .rar file extension so that it cannot be encrypted by file-cryptors. For mbr-encryptors, it is also saved on the multiple cloud storage services.
  10. All the important passwords are kept in a password-protected doc file within a password-protected archive within a password-protected thumb drive. For emergencies, i keep some of them on a piece of paper hidden in my room. For the rest of the passwords, i use sticky password.
Suggestions & feedback's always welcome.
If you have questions about my configuration, i'll be happy to answer as much as possible.
 
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shukla44

Level 11
Added: AdwCleaner
Added: Wise Disk Cleaner
Added: Adguard Adblocker extension **

Removed: Zemana
Removed: Ccleaner

** Although i already have adguard for desktop, added adguard extension in firefox. As on some websites, assistant doesn't work.
 

JM Safe

Level 38
Verified
Added: AdwCleaner
Added: Wise Disk Cleaner
Added: Adguard Adblocker extension **

Removed: Zemana
Removed: Ccleaner

** Although i already have adguard for desktop, added adguard extension in firefox. As on some websites, assistant doesn't work.
Why did you remove Zemana?
 

shukla44

Level 11
Why did you remove Zemana?
It is too much work with zemana plus it's tracking files got bigger & bigger by day. It always finds every extension & setting in browser harmful even if i put it to exclusion, a small setting changed triggered it again. TBH got fed up. OD scanners should be for peace of mind.
 

Wraith

Level 13
Verified
Malware Tester
It is too much work with zemana plus it's tracking files got bigger & bigger by day. It always finds every extension & setting in browser harmful even if i put it to exclusion, a small setting changed triggered it again. TBH got fed up. OD scanners should be for peace of mind.
You can try HitmanPro and Norton Power Eraser for on demand scanners.
 
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