This is my security config and I'll add new items I added in December.
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I do only offline updating once Windows Insiders or Guinea Pigs have given green flag for update. MSFT floods my PC w/ useless driver updates and I use wub to prevent that.Please consider to enable OS Security Updates, thanks for sharing
DNS is configured at router side and on my PCs Smartscreen,uBO and WD is only things running aside from few applications.To be honest, this config is way too cluttered. I would say start from scratch (keeping only the bare essentials like Smartscreen, Firewall, Windows Defender, uBlock Origin, QuadDNS, Macrium Reflect) and then try to add only what you think is a priority to you.
And please, enable the updates - if you are scared that the new versions might break things, choose the deferred distributions.
You'll be missing huge Windows 10 features which will not only improve the functionality of the system but also its security mechanisms.I simply distrust MSFT after v1809 fiasco and that's the reason I'm refusing to update to v1809 and beyond and sticking with v1803 until its EOL period.
Not really, MSFT silently backports everything. Those new features in W10 are temporarily waiting to be removed in subsequent release w/o notice.You'll be missing huge Windows 10 features which will not only improve the functionality of the system but also its security mechanisms.
You are, but that's not my point. You'll be missing Sets (which improve productivity), WD tamper protection, etcThen again, if there's a new version coming up this Spring I might try it in a VM. For now, v1709 is the base minimum for any application to target including driver, so for few years I'm good.
If you check Program Data\Microsoft\Win defender\Platform you will see that WD is updated to latest consumer build using windows update to give same level of protection no matter what! Just use Configure Defender and see how strong the AV is.You are, but that's not my point. You'll be missing Sets (which improve productivity), WD tamper protection, etc
It's too much of a compromise in my opinion. You're the one deliberately wanting to be on a outdated version just because one build had problems for some users.
That's the way it has been since I joined MT. I have limited bandwidth internet and daily limit is 1.5GB.If you do offline updates then you are good to go.
Thanks for sharing.
Why did you remove Kaspersky? It's way better than WD.Removed:
Kaspersky Free 2019
Kaspersky Secure connection.
WD v1812.5 and configure defender.
Updated most drivers to UWD/UWP drivers except Intel and nvidia drivers.
Detailed Specs of my systems and added External HDD for on-site backup as Data Backup option.
On AC power, Kaspersky is even faster than ESET and very light. Rarely affected benchmark scores.Sorry I didn't notice you were using a laptop. Yes Kaspersky is terrible for laptops when running on battery. But I've never had any false positives with Kaspersky till date.
That's ok.That's the way it has been since I joined MT. I have limited bandwidth internet and daily limit is 1.5GB.
I might delay updating windows if there are problems but if there's none I'm always on latest update.
Will be modding my BIOS w/ new RAID,GOP,microcode and unlocked menus on most PCs since they're EOL.
U mean Kaspersky was blocking the downloads from MEGA?On AC power, Kaspersky is even faster than ESET and very light. Rarely affected benchmark scores.
Any download from Mega is blocked and even modded drivers are blocked. I couldn't figure out why they were corrupt.