Latest Changes
Jul 31, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1903
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Microsoft (@outlook.com)
    Sign-in Options
  • Password
  • Windows Hello PIN (recommended)
  • Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    • Windows Defender (H_C)
    • Hard_Configurator
    • DocumentsAntiExploit (H_C)
    • SRP (H_C)
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    • Hard_Configurator
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    • Windows Defender (tweaked by H_C)
    Browsers and Extensions
    Microsoft Edge Chromium
    • Adguard
    • BitWarden
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Nope
    Password Managers
  • BitWarden (Premium)
  • Web Search
  • duckduckgo
  • System Utilities
    • Wise Cleaner (portable)
    • Bandizip
    • Geek uninstaller (portable)
    Data Backup
    • OneDrive (1TB)
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    • EasUs ToDo Backup 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
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-41

    CPU
    : AMD Ryzen 3 2200U
    GPU: Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz
    Storage: 128GB SSD

    Thales

    Level 5
    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
    • Hard_Configurator
    • Windows Defender (Tweaked by H_C)
    • Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control (default deny)
    • Windows SRP (H_C)
    • 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 5
    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

    Level 38
    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 83
    Verified
    Trusted
    Content Creator
    Do you use Gufw to manage firewall? Any special settings?
     

    Thales

    Level 5
    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 28
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    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 11
    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 5
    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.