Latest changes
May 13, 2018
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
1803
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Allow all automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Firewall and Network protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
ESET Internet Security, Appguard Pro
Periodic scanners
Hitman Pro
Browser and Extensions
Google Chrome, Firefox, Ublock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere
Privacy tools and VPN
quad9 DNS
Password manager
Sticky Password Manager
Maintenance tools
Revo Uninstaller Pro
Photos and Files backup
External HDD by WD
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per month
Backup and Restore
Maricum Reflect Free
Backup schedule
Once or more per month

harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
@SUPRA: please kindly consider:
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free and Norton Power Eraser, and MalWareBytes 4 Windows Free.
  • Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here.
Thanks for sharing Your config :)
 

SUPRA

Level 3
Thank You all for sharing your views. My main intention of posting this security config is a question.
Can I add Secure A Plus Premium or this much security is enough?
 

harlan4096

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Malware Hunter
I think You don't need SAP, since ESET Internet Security has its own HIPS and FireWall, well tweaked is quite strong... although SAP has a strong anti-exe/whitelisting module and multi cloud av engine, and one of the most important engines there is precisely ESET...
 

Arequire

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Content Creator
Thank You all for sharing your views. My main intention of posting this security config is a question.
Can I add Secure A Plus Premium or this much security is enough?
Assuming AppGuard is configured properly, it'll handle absolutely everything that SecureAPlus would do.
 

SUPRA

Level 3
I think You don't need SAP, since ESET Internet Security has its own HIPS and FireWall, well tweaked is quite strong... although SAP has a strong anti-exe/whitelisting module and multi cloud av engine, and one of the most important engines there is precisely ESET...
Yes I have configured that thank you for your reply.
 

Arequire

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Yes sir I know that but in lockdown mode it blocks many application so how to configure this best way possible.
I couldn't tell you. I've only used AppGuard once to try it out and didn't get along with it.
@Lockdown is the one to go to about any AppGuard related questions.
 
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Yes sir I know that but in lockdown mode it blocks many application so how to configure this best way possible.
How experienced are you in IT security and Windows ?

What version of Windows and AppGuard are you running ?

You have to provide detailed information.

The default Locked Down Mode only blocks programs run from User Space (Desktop, User Profile folders, non-system drives) - that is its whole point - to block stuff instead of allowing it by default.

Are you attempting to run programs from User Space ? (Running stuff from User Space is not advisable, but it is difficult to avoid because many vendors, including Microsoft itself, run stuff from User Space. So Microsoft violates its own best security practice recommendations - with a exploitable process no less = Windows Defender).

What block events are you seeing ?
 

SUPRA

Level 3
How experienced are you in IT security and Windows ?

What version of Windows and AppGuard are you running ?

You have to provide detailed information.

The default Locked Down Mode only blocks programs run from User Space (Desktop, User Profile folders, non-system drives) - that is its whole point - to block stuff instead of allowing it by default.

Are you attempting to run programs from User Space ? (Running stuff from User Space is not advisable, but it is difficult to avoid because many vendors, including Microsoft itself, run stuff from User Space. So Microsoft violates its own best security practice recommendations - with a exploitable process no less = Windows Defender).

What block events are you seeing ?
I am not very much experienced on IT security but I know all of the basics how to protect myself from day to day threaats.


I am using Windows 10 Pro with Appguard pro 4.4.1 lifetime version.

I am using this particular application in lockdown mode and I am trying to master it but I am bit confused because it blocks many popular software when I am trying to install them. One such example is RevoUninstaller it block when I start to install it but if I install it by allowing appguard option to install then after installation it shows no problem even if appguard is in lockdown mode the application runs fine. I download the file via IDM and eventually it goes to its default directory you know that I think I start to install it from there an it blocks but once install there is no problem.
Now previously I use VoodooShield which shows the file reputation but this application is completely different. So how to master it and how to configure it so that it blocks only untrusted application.
 
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Locked Down Mode is intended to block all installs.

Set AppGuard to OFF when installing programs. I know there is an Allow Installs option, but it is better to close all open programs, set AppGuard to OFF and then install the software.

The easiest starting point to becoming proficient with AppGuard is to read the Help file completely and thoroughly - and a little bit of practicing with AppGuard.
 

SUPRA

Level 3
Locked Down Mode is intended to block all installs.

Set AppGuard to OFF when installing programs. I know there is an Allow Installs option, but it is better to close all open programs, set AppGuard to OFF and then install the software.

The easiest starting point to becoming proficient with AppGuard is to read the Help file completely and thoroughly - and a little bit of practicing with AppGuard.
I was waiting for your reply eagerly, thank you very much sir. I will try my level best.
 
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