Most recent changes
Sep 14, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Home
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device 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
F-Secure SAFE Antivirus (17.215 Build 129) and Sandboxie
Security Protection settings
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Emsisoft EK and WD on demand, ZAM Free
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome, uBlock Origin
Web Privacy
uBlock Origin
Password Management
None
Default Web Search
DuckDuckGo
System Utilities collection
Wise Care 365 Free, O&O Shutup
Data Backup
USB HDD
Frequency of Data backups
Weekly
System Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally

harlan4096

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Kaspersky
#2
@stepseven84 : please kindly consider:
  • Please specify the exact version of security product (F-Secure).
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
  • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also. If You don't like cloud/online password You may use KeePass.
  • Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here.
Thanks for sharing Your config :giggle:
 
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#3
@stepseven84 : please kindly consider:
  • Please specify the exact version of security product (F-Secure).
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
  • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also. If You don't like cloud/online password You may use KeePass.
  • Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here.
Thanks for sharing Your config :giggle:
Thanks for the suggestions harlan, I have F-Secure SAFE antivirus latest version (just updated). I like ZAM but I would want to see a new version soon; I saw on the website the latest version is of last year.
Thinking about adding a paid VPN like Cyberghost or Windscribe.
I will look for a password manager (not too complicated for me :D)
 

harlan4096

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#4
I have F-Secure SAFE antivirus latest version (just updated)
Please kindly specify (editing the field) the number version :giggle:

Although the last version of ZAM has not been updated for long, still is good for detecting adware and others types of malwares, also for cleaning systems...
 

Quassar

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#12
Just preffer put some SRP and sit on user account instead of admin account...
I see you use also Sandboxie as me i can offer you use this tips ssj100's Security Setup
which help you a bit hardering your sandboxie containers.

Tools which you can like
osarmor and Syshardener
you can use yet use OO ShutpUP10 for disable easy most telemetry and onther not necressary function.
or use this guide Windows 10 Privacy Guide - Spring Creators Update but be carefull can harm your system better do backup before you start pratice it.
 
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#13
Just preffer put some SRP and sit on user account instead of admin account...
I see you use also Sandboxie as me i can offer you use this tips ssj100's Security Setup
which help you a bit hardering your sandboxie containers.

Tools which you can like
osarmor and Syshardener
you can use yet use OO ShutpUP10 for disable easy most telemetry and onther not necressary function.
or use this guide Windows 10 Privacy Guide - Spring Creators Update but be carefull can harm your system better do backup before you start pratice it.
Thank you Quassar for your advice and for the link, really useful for me.
 
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oldschool

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Cylance
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Quassar

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#15
Cuz mostly ppl something miss or bad placed it and you need be sure dont delete fuction which you use/need
becasue this guide totaly punish this bloatware and unable to restor it in future.... only rollback from backup help ^^

Any way before any action everthing its detailed wrote so you will know what you delete step by step.
So if you need ex calendar/calculator you can skip script for delete it :D
I used almost all script from fdosa and my system since year still work good..
But i guess is casue of job Shadow Defende casue hold my system all time fresh by 24/7 and rly rare time shut down it.
I have some deep exclusion for security software so i can hold them update with out turn SD and dont take risk for uncreasy changes in system which i dont wanna :D
 
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#16
Ok guys, some tips are too complicated for me but I added O&O Shutup to mitigate telemetry and useless stuff.
Great software, I see that it has a rollback function, but for greater peace of mind, I made a system image using Macrium.
However, no problem so far (y)
 

Raiden

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Windows 10
Antivirus
Emsisoft
#17
Hi @stepseven84

You have a very good setup! As others have already said you have all your bases covered, there's no need to go add things your aren't comfortable with (y) As long as you practice safe surfing habits you will be safe. Keep in mind practicing unsafe habits, will get you infected no matter what program/setup you use.

Ok guys, some tips are too complicated for me but I added O&O Shutup to mitigate telemetry and useless stuff.
Great software, I see that it has a rollback function, but for greater peace of mind, I made a system image using Macrium.
However, no problem so far (y)
PS: fellow members, I'm not trying to be preachy or anything, but just wanted to highlight a very important line from the OP. When making suggestions please try to keep in mind that not everyone may be able to do what you are suggesting, nor even need it, as it may cause unnecessary confusion and be too overwhelming to them. @stepseven84 this is not directed at you at all, please do not feel like you are stupid or anything because you aren't. There are some concepts that can get very technical and many can get lost very easily. As I mentioned above, you are covered very well, don't feel pressured into adding/changing things you aren't conformable with. There's tons of great info here don't be shy to learn and ask questions :)
 
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#18
Thanks @Raiden!
You guys are very helpful and I like to experiment but I don't have the necessary technical background so I hope to learn something more here, indeed there is a lot of knowledge and willingness in sharing it and this is very important :)