Latest Changes
Dec 25, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
1803
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Check for Updates only - User interaction for download and installation
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
VoodooShield 4.68 (Always on & Aggressive)
NVT OSArmor 1.4.1
NVT SysHardener 1.5
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Norton Power Eraser
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Zemana Antilogger
Malwarebytes Premium
Browsers and Extensions
Slimjet (latest build) -
uBlock Origin
Bitwarden
Decentraleyes


Iridium (latest build) -
uBlock Origin
Decentraleyes
Windscribe
Web Privacy
Windscribe Pro
Password Management
Bitwarden
Default Web Search
Startpage
System Utilities
Revo Uninstaller
Data Backup
USB Drive
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
None
Frequency of System backups
None
Computer Specifications
https://malwaretips.com/threads/smoke-pc.88217/

Smoke

Level 4
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I could do with getting a backup solution but when I last used one it took up a good chunk of space and my SSD's are already claustrophobic.

Linked my uBlock Origin filters, I use it in Advanced mode with 3rd party scripts/frames disabled globally.
 

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DeepWeb

Level 22
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Good setup! (y)
Backups have saved me from a massive headache, bootloops and soft bricks so many times just this week alone! You never know when Microsoft borks an update. They take up space but you can use something like AOMEI Backupper which does incremental backups and only saves the changes since the last backup and with an SSD like you have it's faster to restore a backup than to repair your computer.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Verified
@Smoke: ESET IS (please specify the version number) well tweaked is enough to protect the system, and probably no need of NVT tools:
ESET Internet Security (slightly altered Roboman's settings)
NVT OSArmor
NVT SysHardener
Also consider UAC -> Always notify and for "Disk Imaging Backup", Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably, and run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud.

Thanks for sharing Your config :giggle:
 

Smoke

Level 4
Verified
@Smoke: ESET IS (please specify the version number) well tweaked is enough to protect the system, and probably no need of NVT tools:


Also consider UAC -> Always notify and for "Disk Imaging Backup", Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably, and run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud.

Thanks for sharing Your config :giggle:
I was using just OSArmor and ERP only for quite a long time until I installed ESET earlier today. Both of my laptops need a new AV so trying it out on my PC too and if I like it I'll end up keeping it on here also. Updated ESET info & changed UAC to Always Notify. I'm taking a look at both those backup programs right now but likely won't end up using any until I get a bigger SSD. Other than music I have nothing of importance on my PC. :emoji_thinking:
 

ticklemefeet

Level 21
Verified
You don't need to use your SSD for the image. It is better if you don't anyway. I just saw a 128 gig USB stick for sale yesterday for 9 bucks.
You want to use either that or another USB hard drive so that after you make your image, you remove the USB. When you create the USB you create it to boot into Marcrium if using that. Then you creat a full image on the USB stick and when your computer gets hit by a bad update or something, you just plug the USB stick in and boot up your computer.
 

Smoke

Level 4
Verified
You don't need to use your SSD for the image. It is better if you don't anyway. I just saw a 128 gig USB stick for sale yesterday for 9 bucks.
You want to use either that or another USB hard drive so that after you make your image, you remove the USB. When you create the USB you create it to boot into Marcrium if using that. Then you creat a full image on the USB stick and when your computer gets hit by a bad update or something, you just plug the USB stick in and boot up your computer.
If I see one at 128GB on the Cyber Monday sales going cheap I'll try and pick one up, thanks for the idea. (y)

In the meantime I did my first backup, I copied all my music onto my USB Drive.
 

Smoke

Level 4
Verified
Ditched Brave, in-built adblocker would constantly re-activate itself despite me telling it not to.

- Slimjet is back
- changed Lastpass to Bitwarden
 
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devjit2018

Level 6
- ESET Internet Security 12

+ VoodooShield
ESET well configured does not need VoodooShield, ERP or OSArmor. If you can tweak the HIPS and the firewall it becomes a solid product. Syshardener is an excellent utility for locking down the PC. Personally I would add Sandboxie/Shadow Defender to ESET and call it a day(along with a proper backup software of course).
 
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