Latest Changes
Jun 7, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
17763
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
3rd-party App using Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Security Cloud Free (Tweaked)
Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control (default deny)
SRP (Default deny)
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Harlan's settings
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Kaspersky Security Cloud Free (Tweaked)
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome
- Adguard
- Kee extension (for Keepass)
Web Privacy
Windscribe VPN (OpenVpn client)
Password Manager
Keepass Portable
Web Search
duckduckgo
System Utilities
- Wise Cleaner (portable)
- 7Zip
- Revo Uninstaller (portable)
Data Backup
HDD/SSD/USB/MEGA/GDrive
Frequency of Data backups
Weekly
System Backup
Macrium Reflect Free
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Online banking
Browsing web and email
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Office and work related tasks
Video or photography editing
Computer Specifications
AMD FX 4320
Geforce GTX 760
8GB DDR3
2 SSD + 1HDD

Thales

Level 4
Windows 10
  • Banking, browsing, managing my sensitive files, learning, gather information etc.
Tweaks
  • Disabled unused services with Easy service optimizer.
  • Tweaked with O&O ShutUp10
Protection
  • Kaspersky Cloud Free (Tweaked)
  • Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control (default deny)
  • Windows SRP
  • Standard User account everywhere
  • System drive is protected by Bitlocker
Password Management
  • Keepass Pasword Manager
  • 30+ character password and KeyFile
  • Kee browser extension
Password Database Backup
I prefer redundant backup solution, so I have a couple of drives and clouds. It is easy to sync because I spent time to make it simple.
Database is on the system drive and it is synced with GoodSync portable if I change something but that's rare.

  • Keyfile is encrypted with 7zip (compression=0, store only). The Keyfile is unencrypted only on the System Drive (Bitlocker protected) and on my Phone.
  • Google Drive and free MEGA: I know the password. I use them only for storing Keepass database and encrypted keyfile.
  • Paid MEGA: 200GB. I store everything here. 50 char psw and 2FA I also store the database here too.
  • HDD: The Keyfile is encrypted of course.
  • USB: The Keyfile is encrypted of course.
So, this is my backup plan. If I lose my computer (all of my drives and USB) I still have the 2 different cloud backup and of course I know the password to enter. No 2FA because it would be hard to remember :)
  • Backup program is Macrium Reflect Free. The system is saved with it and encrypted with 7z because i have unencrypted info on the system to avoid logging process over and over again.
Feel free to give me some advice to improve my system I you feel i need to.
 
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Thales

Level 4
Wait. How'd you have the start menu?
It is dash to panel. The start menu is Arc menu itself with modified Icon.
Install these + Gnome tweaks
With Dash to panel + Arc menu
Without them it looks like this
To change icon use this

The best thing because it is Linux changing themes or icons don't slow the system down. :)
If you need any help don't hesitate to ask :)
 

JM Safe

From Zemana
Developer
Verified
Because 18.10 looks better IMO. I prefer good looking OS. :)
It is stable so far.


It didn't work properly on manjaro (unknown reason), so I just dropped Firejail. I will check on Ubuntu.
Thank you :)
Oh, I didn't know this.
 

shmu26

Level 79
Content Creator
Trusted
Verified
Do you use Gufw to manage firewall? Any special settings?
 

Thales

Level 4
1, Switched from Chrome/Chromium to Vivaldi.
2, Now I'm using BitWarden Premium version. I needed the TOTP feature because I don't want to use 3rd party 2FA app.
- Ubuntu now officially support Bitwarden desktop app. Awesome. :love:
3, Switched to Thunderbird and removed Evolution (ubuntu use this by default)
4, Switched back to 18.04 (18.10 was pretty stable but had some issues with browsers. sent the details for further investigation ofc)

 
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ZeroDay

Level 27
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1, Switched from Chrome/Chromium to Vivaldi.
2, Now I'm using BitWarden Premium version. I needed the TOTP feature because I don't want to use 3rd party 2FA app.
- Ubuntu now officially support Bitwarden desktop app. Awesome. :love:
3, Switched to Thunderbird and removed Evolution (ubuntu use this by default)
4, Switched back to 18.04 (18.10 was pretty stable but had some issues with browsers. sent the details for further investigation ofc)

That wallpaper looks great, can you give me a link to it please?
 
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notabot

Level 8
Why not use almost exclusively snap apps?

- they auto update, even while running the app
- they are containerised out of the box, no need for firejail
- they come with AppArmor profiles out of the box
 
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Thales

Level 4
So, I switched back to windows because I need some programs and they have no alternate on Linux.
This is my current system.
Feel free to give me some advice to improve my system I you feel i need to.

Windows 10
  • Banking, browsing, managing my sensitive files, learning, gather information etc.
Tweaks
  • Disabled unused services with Easy service optimizer.
  • Tweaked with O&O ShutUp10
Protection
  • Kaspersky Cloud Free (Tweaked)
  • Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control (default deny)
  • Windows SRP
  • Standard User account everywhere
  • System drive is protected by Bitlocker
Password Management
  • Keepass Pasword Manager
  • 30+ character password and KeyFile
  • Kee browser extension
Password Database Backup
I prefer redundant backup solution, so I have a couple of drives and clouds. It is easy to sync because I spent time to make it simple.
Database is on the system drive and it is synced with GoodSync portable if I change something but that's rare.

  • Keyfile is encrypted with 7zip (compression=0, store only). The Keyfile is unencrypted only on the System Drive (Bitlocker protected) and on my Phone.
  • Google Drive and free MEGA: I know the password. I use them only for storing Keepass database and encrypted keyfile.
  • Paid MEGA: 200GB. I store everything here. 50 char psw and 2FA I also store the database here too.
  • HDD: The Keyfile is encrypted of course.
  • USB: The Keyfile is encrypted of course.
So, this is my backup plan. If I lose my computer (all of my drives and USB) I still have the 2 different cloud backup and of course I know the password to enter. No 2FA because it would be hard to remember :)
  • Backup program is Macrium Reflect Free. The system is saved with it and encrypted with 7z because i have unencrypted info on the system to avoid logging process over and over again.