Latest changes
Dec 25, 2018
Windows Edition
Home
OS build or version
RS4 17134.472
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Manual check for updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall and Network protection
User permissions
Administrator account
User account
Malware exposure
Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
Real-time Malware protection
WD platform v1809.50
Periodic scanners
EEK,HMP. (Retiring MBAM and ZAM very soon)
Browser and Extensions
uBO, Cookie Autodelete,BD Traffic Light, SC Currency converter, S3.translator,Default bookmark folder,HTTPS everywhere,Uget, User agent switcher etc...
Privacy tools and VPN
uBO
Password manager
Lastpass
Search engine
Google, Bing, Duck Duck go
Maintenance tools
CCleaner, Dism++, Bleachbit,Windows Disk Cleanup,Wise disk cleaner,System Ninja
Photos and Files backup
Macrium reflect PE
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per week
Backup and Restore
Macrium reflect PE
Backup schedule
Once or more per month
Computer Specifications
https://malwaretips.com/threads/vasudevs-new-rig.64502/

Mahesh Sudula

Level 17
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 30
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 s**** 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 45
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
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 30
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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Deleted member 178

I believe you have it somewhere, but i don't remember the adress.
 

Vasudev

Level 30
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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