Latest Changes
Apr 5, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10 Insider Preview
Linux/Unix
Windows Edition
Home
Build
18362.30 Insider
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Disabled - No security or feature updates
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
3rd-party App using Windows Filtering Platform (WFP)
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)Not applicable (Linux)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Windows Defender, BD Traffic Light and Configure Defender
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
Whitelisted VMware vhd file folder.
Block at first sight and couple of others using Configuredefender.
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
KRD, Dr. web LiveCD,ESET LiveCD,EEK,HMP
Browsers and Extensions
uBO, Cookie Autodelete,BD Traffic Light, SC Currency converter, S3.translator,Default bookmark folder,HTTPS everywhere,Uget, User agent switcher, Google shortcuts and Side View.
Web Privacy
uBO, Quad9 DNS and default ISP DNS.
Password Management
Lastpass
Default Web Search
Google,Duck Duck go,Wiki, Amazon
System Utilities
CCleaner, Dism++, Bleachbit,Windows Disk Cleanup,Wise disk cleaner,System Ninja, 0Patch
Data Backup
On-site storage on external drives.
Frequency of Data backups
None
System Backup
MR Free and Lazesoft recovery PE
Frequency of System backups
Regularly
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Online banking
Browsing web and email
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Download files from different sources
Office and work related tasks
Video or photography editing
Programming
Computer Specifications
Alienware 15 R2 w/ 6700HQ,980M 8GB GDDR5,16GB DDR4 RAM, 1xNVMe SSD,1xSATA SSD,AW Mouse,AW AGA,X Stand and 1TB HGST HDD 7.2k rpm.
Lenovo G500 with Pentium 2020M PCLGA w/ 6GB RAM and intel hd 2500 graphics.
Staff Notes

This setup configuration is not recommended for most users.
We don't recommend that you copy this setup for your system unless you understand the security implications. We cannot not be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.

This setup configuration may put your device at risk .
We don't recommend that other members use this setup. We cannot not be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
U mean Kaspersky was blocking the downloads from MEGA?
I use ESET IS and KIS on two different desktops but to me ESET seems to be a bit lighter than Kaspersky. I mean launching of apps feel snappier on the PC with ESET.
I have configured my downloads to reside on D: drive and KFA blocks anything suspicious on another drive besides C:. Had it removed and switched to WD.
I guess: KRD -> Kaspersky Rescue Disk & KRT -> Kaspersky Removal Tool
Yes, I switched from KRT to KRD since KRT failed to install on infected system years ago wherein the system was mine which I infected it myself using some samples and KRT failed.
KRD 2019 detects NVme disk and Optimus GPU.
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
Removed:
Visual Studio 2015 community edition and it took hell of time and bloat to cleanup in folders and registry. Even NVidia CUDA 9.2 development edition was removed.
Downloaded:
Build 523 using WHDownloader which is in the process of testing if it can be applied or skipped using MS DEFCON from Ask woody.
Added:
Adobe flash update for Edge and FF.
Migrated every drivers from Legacy to UWD.
Bug list:
Build 472 introduced a rare lockscreen where keyboard and mouse does not pull up lockscreen wallaper and inputted password isn't seen and everything happens so late even with NVMe drive.
Workaround: Removing VS 2015, re-creating registry using reg compressor seems to have reduced it but not fixed completely.
 

rockstarrocks

Level 17
Verified
A bit of dilemma:
After I reported a bug on BD Traffic Light and which wasn't resolved, BD team decided to give a no-restriction 6 months of BD TS 2019 5 devices pack, should I install it?
I think you should try it at least. See how it behaves on your system. When it works it's pretty lightweight suite.
Personally I wouldn't. BD really either hates me or my system, whenever I install it, it's buggy. Updates takes like 1-2 minutes every hour with 100% disk usage, it would become unresponsive until update is finished. Even reported this to support staff 2-3 times, they always say it's not a bug. Well other AV using BD sigs update pretty fine on the same system in seconda too.
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
I think you should try it at least. See how it behaves on your system. When it works it's pretty lightweight suite.
Personally I wouldn't. BD really either hates me or my system, whenever I install it, it's buggy. Updates takes like 1-2 minutes every hour with 100% disk usage, it would become unresponsive until update is finished. Even reported this to support staff 2-3 times, they always say it's not a bug. Well other AV using BD sigs update pretty fine on the same system in seconda too.
That's what I heard. Let's see how it runs.
 

oldschool

Level 25
Verified
You'll only know if you try it and see how it flies on your pc. I loved BD Free until it cut out wi-fi connection, which would require multiple restarts to correct. It happened at least a few times in the month I used it. It used a bit of RAM but updated fine and scanned quick. Oh, and SSL scanning blocked a few safe sites, with no settings options.
 

stefanos

Level 20
Verified
You'll only know if you try it and see how it flies on your pc. I loved BD Free until it cut out wi-fi connection, which would require multiple restarts to correct. It happened at least a few times in the month I used it. It used a bit of RAM but updated fine and scanned quick. Oh, and SSL scanning blocked a few safe sites, with no settings options.
I had the same problems. And sometimes I had high cpu usage
 

rockstarrocks

Level 17
Verified
@rockstarrocks I installed BD TS 2019 on my sister's laptop and guess what, it consume too much CPU cycles, more RAM, always buggy UI, blocked Windows updates from installing with BSOD. I emailed their tech support and let's see what happens.
Tech support is pretty much useless, last time I reported the update bug and they said upgrade to ssd. I said other AVs using BD signatures like Emsisoft does not have this problem. I thought they would ask for logs and stuff, I was ready even for remote desktop connection, but naah. Pretty much useless.
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
You'll only know if you try it and see how it flies on your pc. I loved BD Free until it cut out wi-fi connection, which would require multiple restarts to correct. It happened at least a few times in the month I used it. It used a bit of RAM but updated fine and scanned quick. Oh, and SSL scanning blocked a few safe sites, with no settings options.
I won't install it on my PC just because it has SSD. I installed KFA Free 2019 on 8 year old laptop and it just flies.I installed it on mine and I didn't feel there was an AV.
Tech support is pretty much useless, last time I reported the update bug and they said upgrade to ssd. I said other AVs using BD signatures like Emsisoft does not have this problem. I thought they would ask for logs and stuff, I was ready even for remote desktop connection, but naah. Pretty much useless.
I uninstalled it and switched to WD configured with Configure Defender. BD was buggy 10 years ago and now its same.
 

jackwilli

Level 3
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.
Added:
0Patch


Will be modding my BIOS w/ new RAID,GOP,microcode and unlocked menus on most PCs since they're EOL.
That is why I am also sticking to v1803. In India mostly users have 1.5 GB daily limit (jio effect).
Removed:
Groove Music
Added:
MusicBee
Groove doesn't have many options to configure. Though I use AIMP instead of MusicBee due to its skins:p:LOL:.
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
That is why I am also sticking to v1803. In India mostly users have 1.5 GB daily limit (jio effect).

Groove doesn't have many options to configure. Though I use AIMP instead of MusicBee due to its skins:p:LOL:.
Same thing on airtel too. BTW, because of my FIOS ISP never allowed downloading huge files even after they doubled the data I switched to Jio and airtel!
 

Vasudev

Level 28
Verified
Some entries in 'Defender high settings' are in Audit mode. If you do not plan to use them in the future, then set them to Disabled (no Audit alerts).(y)
Some options in audit mode was set to enabled. I did disable USB protection to protection for signed/unsigned apps because I use USB drives frequently. Other than that everything is optimised for medium to high custom settings.