Latest Changes
Oct 19, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Education
Build
1803
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
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
HMPA
SRP
Windows Firewall Control
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Better Performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Zemana Portable
HMPA
Browsers and Extensions
Google Chrome
- HTTPS Everywhere
- Bitwarden
- AdGuard
Web Privacy
Windscibe
Password Management
BitWarden
Default Web Search
DuckDuckGo
System Utilities
Privacy Eraser
Data Backup
MEGA, OneDrive + HDD, SSD, USB
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally

Moonhorse

Level 25
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Comodo fw is still lighter standalone than those builds
So is comodo internet security aswell

Anyways windows defender + voodooshield is good enough, dont even bother with fortinet imo

Are current browsers + extensions up to date right now?
 
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Thales

Level 4
Comodo fw is still lighter standalone than those builds
So is comodo internet security aswell

Anyways windows defender + voodooshield is good enough, dont even bother with fortinet imo

Are current browsers + extensions up to date right now?
Yeah I do not use Fortinet anymore. The portable Firefox is up to date and the extensions as well.
 
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Thales

Level 4
The whole system is new and reconfigured. No more useless applications or extensions.
The system is very stable and fast. Obviously because there are no useless applications or services.

  • Only a few installed apps mostly because there is no portable version or the shell integration is important
  • They don't start automatically. I turned them off!
Performance
  • Uninstalled some windows features (IE, xboxlive, onenote, games, etc.)
  • Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations
  • Windows Defender is off
Security
  • Basic security tweaks (autoplay disabled, smartscreen, UAC max etc.)
  • Security software tweaks: OSArmor, Windows 10 Shutup
  • Firewall: Inbound and outbound connections that do not match the rule are blocked
  • Only a few programs have Internet access
  • Windows Firewall Control is the only program that allowed to change the Firewall rules
- I prefer redundant backup, so this way the chance to lose my data is extremely small

System Backup
  • I can restore the whole system within 5 minutes with Macrium Reflect
  • The image file is uploaded to the cloud too
Online Backup
  • MEGA (paid): sensitive files are encrypted with 7zip.
  • Non-sensitive files are not encrypted.
  • Mobile and PC sync.
  • GDrive, PCloud free
Offline backup
  • 2 different SSD and 1 USB drive
  • Sensitive files are unencrypted but the whole partition/drive/usb is protected by Bitlocker
Passwords
  • Bitwarden online password manager (browser extension)
  • My passwords have 2 backup. Physical and digital. The digital one is protected with cascade encryption and uploaded to the cloud.
  • I do not think the real privacy is achievable , so I don't really care. I am not a criminal and I focus on security instead of paying for placebo services. I protect my whole life from cyber stalkers.
  • VPN because I use sometimes open WIFI and I don't like my ISP.
  • I do not share any info or photos on the social networks anymore. I use a lookalike photo!
 

LDogg

Level 28
Verified
Very good & rock solid setup. Everything is very well and truly covered. Most common attack surfaces are covered. Browsing habits look good. Thanks for sharing!

~LDogg
 

Thales

Level 4
- Enabled OneDrive free as a secondary online backup. Deleted GDrive and pCloud accounts.
- I removed Voodooshield and OSArmor (I do not need them anymore. SRP powa!)
- I disabled the auto start of all unnecessary programs and services. Now the system consumes 1,3 GB RAM.
- Removed Windscribe client. OpenVPN is better IMO.
- Removed UBlock Origin and Privacy badger. I don't like to add more and more unnecessary addons. Less is better IMO.

I need to figure out why Windscribe is slow. I tried different ports, locations, TCP, UDP, ciphers. No luck. If I can't make it better I need to switch in the next month.
 
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I need to figure out why Windscribe is slow. I tried different ports, locations, TCP, UDP, ciphers. No luck. If I can't make it better I need to switch in the next month.
Even on IKEv2? Try manual configs with closest location and with UDP, 443. Import to OpenVPN. I was having similiar unstable/slow/disconnect problems. Windscribe's stable and beta clients feel shitty on my Edu as well, servers mostly are not the problem.
 
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Thales

Level 4
I tried every config with openVPN client but I got shitty speed.
I also tried IKEv2 same speed.
 
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