Latest changes
Jul 17, 2019
Windows Edition
I am not running Windows
OS version
5.0
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Not applicable for macOS or Linux
Firewall protection
Integrated Firewall (Chrome OS, Linux)
Account privileges
Guest account
Exposure to malware
No malware samples are downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
n/a
Periodic scanners
ClamAV/Manual
Browser and Add-ons
FireFox
Privacy tools and VPN
Avira Browser Safety
Password manager
Avira
Search engine
Google/DuckDuck Go
Maintenance tools
Using terminal commands for such tasks/needs.
Photos and Files backup
TimeShift
File Backup schedule
Automatically sync to the cloud
Backup and Restore
TimeShift
Backup schedule
Once or more per week
Computer Activity
  • Browsing the web and checking emails
  • Office and other work-related software (Work from Home)
  • Learning computer languages or creating apps
  • Computer Specifications
    • Asus ZenBook
    • Core i5 / 7th Gen
    • Intel / Onboard
    • 16GB
    • M2 + SSD

    RoboMan

    Level 30
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Malware Tester
    Interesting setup, rarely see Linux users :)

    Which distro are you in? Do you use the latest version? Have you tweaked Firefox for extra privacy? There are also plenty extensions for Firefox that could help you reduce tracking, canvas fingerprinting, ads and malvertising :) (check uBlock, Canvas Defender, Ghostery or similar)
     

    SerialCart

    From Serialcart.com
    Verified
    Its about 10 years that I am not using Windows :D

    I have macOS and Linux.

    I am using Elementary OS (ubuntu) (Latest version). and for firefox apart from Avira Browser Safety and Ghostry what would you recommend (I already have these two) ?

    I am also blocking all incoming connection using firewall and enable it for specific connections when its needed.

    Are you using Linux too?
     

    RoboMan

    Level 30
    Verified
    Content Creator
    Malware Tester
    Its about 10 years that I am not using Windows :D

    I have macOS and Linux.

    I am using Elementary OS (ubuntu) (Latest version). and for firefox apart from Avira Browser Safety and Ghostry what would you recommend (I already have these two) ?

    I am also blocking all incoming connection using firewall and enable it for specific connections when its needed.

    Are you using Linux too?
    Due to work reasons, my main enviroment runs Windows 10. Nevertheless, my secondary laptop runs Ubuntu LTS with a couple of desktop customization.

    I would suggest you equip Firefox this way:

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    I suggest you install this security extension instead of Avira. And set it up like this:
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    I believe this should suffice for Firefox in Ubuntu :)
     

    SerialCart

    From Serialcart.com
    Verified
    Oh Thanks alot. I did not know that uBlock covers many more trackers compared to Ghostry!

    Before Avira I was using BD Traffic light but the problem was that I had many tabs (as usual) open and it was slowing down my browser drastically to the point that I removed it and replaced it with Avira.

    But now I am gonna replace the ghostry with uBlock.
     
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