Latest changes
May 28, 2020
Daily driver
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10 Home
OS version
2004 (Build 19041.264)
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Account privileges
Standard account
Account type
Sign in with local account
Account log-in
  • Windows Hello PIN
  • Exposure to malware
    Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
    Real-time Malware protection
    • Kaspersky Security Cloud Free
    • Hard_Configurator (Recommended Settings)
    RTP configuration
    Kaspersky Security Cloud Free:
    • File Antivirus: scan on execution only
    • Rootkit-Scan disabled
    • Encrypted connection scanning: disabled
    Periodic scanners
    HitmanPro, AdwCleaner
    Browser and Add-ons
    Edge-Chromium: AdGuard, Bitwarden
    Mozilla Firefox: AdGuard, Bitwarden, NoScript
    Privacy tools and VPN
    Adguard for Windows -- O&O Shut Up 10 -- Windscribe Desktop (occasionally)
    Password manager
    Bitwarden
    Search engine
    Bing
    Maintenance tools
    Shadow Defender, Revo Uninstaller, Process Explorer, Autoruns, Bandizip, VLC-player
    Photos and Files backup
    Macrium Reflect Free
    File Backup schedule
    Once or multiple times per week
    Backup and Restore
    Macrium Reflect Free
    Backup schedule
    Once or more per week
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  • Downloading files from different websites
  • Computer Specifications
    ASUS VivoBook 17
    Intel Core i5-8250U
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    8GB RAM
    256GB SSD

    silversurfer

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    Good config, of course :D
    Wondering about AdGuard vs uBlock Origin.
    At the moment I find uBlock Origin working better, more adds blocked and fewer adblocker warnings.
    Have you tried uBlock Origin recently?
    I always like to switch between Adguard & uBlock Origin :D
    Agree, uBlock Origin shows rarely any adblocker warnings even to me, but Adguard offers Google-Safe-Browsing, so that's what I prefer currently...
     

    Parsh

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    Such a simple config is pretty enough and there's not much to add to a setup of a very experienced person :)
    Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control could be helpful for easy management of WF rules w/ or w/o alerts.
    Also, I find Netcraft extension very useful when trusting sites ... visiting new ones.
    KSC goes quite light after setting to 'Scan on execution' now.
     

    silversurfer

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    Such a simple config is pretty enough and there's not much to add to a setup of a very experienced person :)
    Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control could be helpful for easy management of WF rules w/ or w/o alerts.
    Also, I find Netcraft extension very useful when trusting sites ... visiting new ones.
    KSC goes quite light after setting to 'Scan on execution' now.
    I will trying out MWFC soon when it's boring next time, but I want to avoid any performance issues/system impact...
     

    blackice

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    Any kind of HTTPS scanning slows down page loading for me but unlike me it's probably not much noticeable for who has better, faster internet connection.
    I never considered security extensions/https scanning being negated by faster speeds. Maybe why I see little difference in my desktop. For laptops on slow WiFi it’s probably killer!
     
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    SeriousHoax

    Level 29
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    I never considered security extensions/https scanning being negated by faster speeds. Maybe why I see little difference in my desktop. For laptops on slow WiFi it’s probably killer!
    Let's assume there's no extensions installed. When you try to visit a website, the communication is happening between your browser and the web server. But when an AV is doing HTTPS scanning it's a middle man between your browser and website and it scans all the contents that are passing from the server to the browser to the local cache on your hard drive and ram. So certain amount of delay is obvious. Similar to a PC's performance with and without an AV. The faster an AV can scan the HTTPS contents the less the delay should be, right?
    But, I was wondering if the configuration of a PC also comes into play here since it happens locally :unsure:
     
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