- Additional Backup: Synology DS415+ NAS for local backups. Crashplan offsite backup. Glacial storage with Amazon.
- Virtual Machines: vmware Workstation Pro 12
- Router: Custom built currently running Untangle
Thank you for the info! I actually do use KeePass (neglected to mention it) and have for a really long time. Yep - my Acronis images are always updated and well protect. I have these both locally, on my network (Synology) and offsite.@Sman
Excellent config, all necessary security measures are covered!
Make sure you have a system image of a known good state of your system (created with Acronis True Image), so that you can use it to restore that exact state in case of a disaster. (just a reminder, I'm sure you already got it covered )
Regarding AppGuard/NVT EXE Radar Pro: NVT EXE Radar Pro is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful, anti-executable applications I have ever tested. It is effective, reliable and versatile in its function. Moreover, the upcoming versions are most likely going to be freeware, and a new build of the software is due to be released soon. (check here here for more information and updates from the developer)
I have not extensively tested AppGuard, however based on the feedback from other members here in MalwareTips, you can safely assume that it is a worthwhile piece of software, and it is also compatible with NVT EXE Radar Pro with proper configuration.
The technology behind RollBack Rx relies on creating low-level copies of your system onto your storage drive, utilizing proprietary methods of doing so while taking very little space and allowing for instantaneous recovery of your system, or of individual files. While the concept sounds extremely powerful, RollBack Rx has certain drawbacks, such as certain malfunctions on SSD drives, it is also prone to render the system unbootable during the installation of certain critical Windows updates, and it might conflict with software that modify or protect the master boot record of your system.
Spybot Anti-Beacon is currently one of the most trusted solutions to eliminate or, ar least, hinder the functions of the Microsoft Telemetry data mining modules - I doubt there is any other software that can offer more options than Spybot Anti-Beacon.
An reliable alternative (local) password manager to LastPass, is the free and open-source KeePass application, which boasts a wide range of security mechanisms/features (the fact that it is open-source would also mean that anyone can inspect its source code for potentially malicious functions, and perhaps even compile a trusted build of their own).
Although I personally feel comfortable with Norton on Windows 8.1, I've known some who've not been fond of it's performance on different systems. For this reason, I would recommend a trial run before deciding on purchasing which is also a good method before buying a new car as well!What are your experiences with Norton? I am thinking of purchasing a Norton license as well.
herdProtect as you probably know uses 64+ Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware engines which as you probably can guess SHOULD get maximum detection. The problem with it is that unknown files get uploaded and you need to run a scan 30+ minutes later, it should tell you there and then if it is malicious and the signatures they have in the cloud are quite outdated.HerdProtect (debating; not sure if I will keep this)