Latest Changes
Jan 6, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows Edition
    Starter or Ultimate (Windows 7, Vista)
    System Architecture
    64-bit
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Not available (Windows 7)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    None - No Malware on host PC or VM
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    MSE, NVT Sys Hardener
    Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
    Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    NPE, ZAM, Eset Online Scanner
    Browsers and Extensions
    Cent browser 64 bit, Adguard extension
    Scriptsafe and Minerblock are running on specific sites,most of the time are turned off.
    Web Privacy
    Adguard extension
    Password Manager
    Pen and paper
    Web Search
    Google
    System Utilities
    Windows built in disk cleaner and Wise disk cleaner.
    Data Backup
    Macrium free, Aomei backup standard
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Macrium free, Aomei backup standard
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
    GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
    RAM: 4 GB DDR2
    SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 120 GB

    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    Verified
    It would be interesting to harden Your system (MSE alone?), if You want to keep a light system You may pair MSE with NVT OSA and/or apply NVT SysHardener tweaks, and/or install a free antivirus Avast! Free, Kaspersky Free/Kaspersky Security Cloud Free (tweaked)... thanks for sharing :giggle:
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 26
    Content Creator
    Verified
    MSE is unfortunately much worse than WD in Windows 10. I would recommend BD Free (my go-to recommendation) or KFA (if you want more customization).
    Why Cent Browser? It's a small Chromium browser which leaves me worried regarding updates.
    Because cent browser has memory purge feature, its much lighter than chrome

    Also mse is much lighter than any 3rd party av on that old laptop, i doubt hes gonna add anti-exe because he have syshardener over OSA as example, wich can do pretty much same
     

    brod56

    Level 15
    Verified
    Because cent browser has memory purge feature, its much lighter than chrome
    It makes sense then.
    Also mse is much lighter than any 3rd party av on that old laptop, i doubt hes gonna add anti-exe because he have syshardener over OSA as example, wich can do pretty much same
    Yeah I know it's a very light AV, but it had no cloud protection or behavior blocker the last time I checked. Is it still the case these days?
     

    Moonhorse

    Level 26
    Content Creator
    Verified
    It makes sense then.

    Yeah I know it's a very light AV, but it had no cloud protection or behavior blocker the last time I checked. Is it still the case these days?
    Well i would take the bitdefender over MSE, but im not sure how it will run....toni probably have tried that:emoji_thinking:

    Also about the cent , ''much lighter'' is bit incorrect but it has alot settings to play with and tweak wich makes it 'lighter'
     

    tonibalas

    Level 40
    Trusted
    Verified
    I should mention some other software that i have installed.
    On C: 7-zip, Shadow Defender and of course the others i already mentioned.
    Portable software on an external hdd:
    Cleammem, Everything, IM-Partition resizer Free ,CCleaner, HW monitor, Potplayer, Process Explorer.
    Also there are CPU balance and Windscribe free.
    That's it.
     
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    My advice:

    1- create SUA
    2- on it, UAC at max

    Just this will greatly reduce malware attempts to run.

    3- then remove MSE and use a good OD scanner.
    4- add OSA, learn the advanced settings. Apply some of them. Learn to create custom blocks.

    By doing this you lighten your system, no more on-access real-time BS that slow the system.

    5- You have shadow defender, use it on boot. You want keep files? Scan them then upload to cloud.

    Now you won't even care of infections, keyloggers and scripts ? OSA will block them.

    You can't have lighter and more efficient than this, sure it needs some training but since you are here, you will get all the help you need.