Latest Changes
Dec 5, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1909
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    Microsoft (@outlook.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Windows Hello PIN (recommended)
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    • Windows 10 built-in security
    • OSArmor
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    • SysHardener
    • Windows Sandbox
    • Windows Defender runs in sandbox
    • OSArmor > many options enabled
    • Windows Defender > ConfigureDefender > High
    • Bitlocker > Data partition (AES-256 bits encryption enabled)
    • Enabled Core Isolation and Protected Folders (Controlled folder access)
    • Windows Firewall > outbound connections > blocked (only a few programs are allowed)
    • Disabled Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Windows Script Host, Powershell, and more.
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    • Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    • Malwarebytes (free)
    Browsers and Extensions
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    • Windscribe VPN (sometimes)
    • Adguard for Windows
    Password Managers
  • KeePass (portable)
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    • Windows Disk Cleanup
    • Autoruns
    Data Backup
    • External hard drive (copy and paste)
    • Google Drive
    • OneDrive
    • Dropbox
    Frequency of Data backups
    Daily
    System Backup
    • Macrium Reflect (free)
    • Windows built-in backup and restore feature (for the first system image backup after installing and updating Windows)
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • Online banking
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Download files from different sources
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Video or photography editing
  • Computer Specifications
    Device: ASUS A455L
    CPU: Intel Core i5-5200U (2.7GHz)
    GPU: GeForce 930m
    RAM: 8GB
    Storage: 250GB SAMSUNG 860 EVO SSD

    LDogg

    Level 30
    Verified
    Take a look at Tinywall, under 2MB download size, easy GUI, lots of YouTube videos to learn from and stops these threats below:
    1. Ransomware- Some ransomware must contact the C&C server before any encryption can take place. So, you get an outbound connection alert when ransomware runs. Block it and it won't be able to harm your data.
    2. Keyloggers- They can log almost anything. Problem occurs when the recorded data is transmitted to the cyber criminals who can misuse it. Damage can be prevented if you stop any malicious connection to happen from your end.
    3. Remote Access Trojan (RAT): Some RATs will operate by injecting directly into a legitimate Windows process like svchost, using this to connect out instead of some other executable that can be grossly apparent. Firewalls will not only block the hollowed process from connecting out, but they do it silently with any user input.

    The rest you have everything covered and lovely config I must say!

    ~LDogg