Latest Changes
Oct 19, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Education
    Version or Build no.
    1803
    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
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    HMPA
    SRP
    Windows Firewall Control
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Better performance
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Zemana Portable
    HMPA
    Browsers and Extensions
    Google Chrome
    - HTTPS Everywhere
    - Bitwarden
    - AdGuard
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Windscibe
    Password Managers
  • BitWarden
  • 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 26
    Verified
    Content Creator
    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 5
    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 5
    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 29
    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 5
    - 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 5
    I tried every config with openVPN client but I got shitty speed.
    I also tried IKEv2 same speed.
     
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