Latest Changes
Dec 25, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Linux/Unix
Windows Edition
Home
Build
RS4 17134.472
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Check for Updates only - User interaction for download and installation
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
3rd-party App using Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
Malware on a secure VM - Full Network and File isolation
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
WD platform v1809.50
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
EEK,HMP. (Retiring MBAM and ZAM very soon)
Browsers and Extensions
uBO, Cookie Autodelete,BD Traffic Light, SC Currency converter, S3.translator,Default bookmark folder,HTTPS everywhere,Uget, User agent switcher etc...
Web Privacy
uBO
Password Management
Lastpass
Default Web Search
Google, Bing, Duck Duck go
System Utilities
CCleaner, Dism++, Bleachbit,Windows Disk Cleanup,Wise disk cleaner,System Ninja
Data Backup
Macrium reflect PE
Frequency of Data backups
Weekly
System Backup
Macrium reflect PE
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Computer Specifications
https://malwaretips.com/threads/vasudevs-new-rig.64502/

Mahesh Sudula

Level 13
Verified
Updated to build 850 and finally moved to uGet as default download manager on Windows & Linux.
Added:
Dr. Web LiveCD
Changed title to reflect security settings for the year 2018.
@Jack Well, we might need to re-create security config for 2018 and above considering the fact 2017 had lot of exploits and vendors didn't provide fixes like BIOS updates, microcode patches. I think we must include an fields such as BIOS updated or not? MEI FW is updated and secured, Spectre/Meltdown patches etc..
Consider adding Avira / Kaspersky in place of Dr web as Live Cd..it is a bit high on Fp's ..
Use Norton Dns instead of Avira Browser Safety
(y) to go
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
Consider adding Avira / Kaspersky in place of Dr web as Live Cd..it is a bit high on Fp's ..
Use Norton Dns instead of Avira Browser Safety
(y) to go
Kaspersky doesn't work on Secure boot based system even with legacy mode turned ON, so it worked like **** w/o detecting NVMe drive and other things because I ran it on cmd line since GUI was failing to run on EFI based systems. I have ESET, Dr. web and WD LiveCDs which worked like a charm on secure boot.
Dr. web acc. to me had worked great. In terms of scan time ESET was faster.
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 40
Content Creator
Trusted
Malware Hunter
Verified
you can enable windows defender's web filter (google for the guide)
googleDNS doesn't provide any malware blocking ability

or you can try these following malware blocking DNSes, if Norton is slow for you, find an acceptable one. Obviously, they are slower than Google DNS. OpenDNS may give you the best speed compared to the others in this list but it's the poorest at malware blocking
  • OpenDNS Home- 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220
  • IBM Quad 9 - 9.9.9.9
  • SafeDNS - 195.46.39.39, 195.46.39.40
  • Adguard DNS - 176.103.130.130, 176.103.130.131
 
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Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
you can enable windows defender's web filter (google for the guide)
googleDNS doesn't provide any malware blocking ability

or you can try these following malware blocking DNSes, if Norton is slow for you, find an acceptable one. Obviously, they are slower than Google DNS. OpenDNS may give you the best speed compared to the others in this list but it's the poorest at malware blocking
  • OpenDNS Home- 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220
  • IBM Quad 9 - 9.9.9.9
  • SafeDNS - 195.46.39.39, 195.46.39.40
  • Adguard DNS - 176.103.130.130, 176.103.130.131
Thanks.
Did you know WD NIS update file has known Zero day protections and also some form of protection against unknown 0 day malware. You can find the log in this location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Network Inspection System\Support
 
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I believe you have it somewhere, but i don't remember the adress.
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
Refreshed FF profiles on all PCs and I was shocked to find the new lighter UI and immense speedup since I was using same profile from FF 48-->FF60.
 
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