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Dec 25, 2018
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    Version or Build no.
    RS4 17134.472
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    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
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  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
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    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    WD platform v1809.50
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • 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...
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    uBO
    Password Managers
  • Lastpass
  • 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 16
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    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 29
    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 43
    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 29
    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 29
    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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