Most recent changes
Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
, Linux/Unix
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
10.0.14393.726
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Check for Updates only - User interaction for download and installation
User Access Control
Default - For App installs & Modify system settings
Device Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
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
Windows Defender 4.10
Security Protection settings
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
MBAM, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, WDO, ESET LiveCD, Dr.Web CureIT
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox:Self destructing Cookies, uBLOCK Origin,BD Traffic Light,LastPass,FEBE, 1-click YT downloader,Ghostery,Private Tab,Simple Currency Convertor, Translate This! & User Agent Switcher,self destruct cookies,HTTPS Everywhere
Web Privacy
uBLOCK origin
Password Management
LastPass
Default Web Search
Google,Bing, DuckDuck Go!
System Utilities collection
MSO 2016, Libreoffice, EMET,CCleaner,Bleachbit, Quick Clean from TWC,Tweaking.com's system tweakers and repair tools, Native Windows Disk Cleanup tool and several Tools in Nirsoft, HBCD ,F4 UBCD(except TrueCrypt) and WinPE 10 Sergei Strelec (x86/x64) .
Data Backup
Cloneapp
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Device Specs
https://malwaretips.com/threads/vasudevs-laptop-specs.61855/
Joined
Feb 17, 2015
Messages
807
#2
Hello @Vasudev
Your config look good but i give you little tips to make it better :)
  • Change MSE to another AV(Example Qihoo,Panda Free,Avira Free)
  • Install more on-demand scanners like a Zemana,EKK
  • Install PrivaZer
  • If u want test samples i recommend use Sandboxie or Virtual Machine
  • Change AdBlock to uBlock
  • Install Https everywhere
Thanks for share your config.
Sayonara ;)
 
Joined
Nov 8, 2014
Messages
1,431
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Windows Defender
#4
Thanks @FireShootSK.
Is ublock available for firefox on linux? 'cause I didn't see it.
I was using Vipre AV & changed to MSE to prevent KPP of AV protection drivers & filters.
Forgot to mention about PrivaZer.
 
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Cats-4_Owners-2

Level 37
Verified
Joined
Dec 4, 2013
Messages
2,673
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#8
Hello @Vasudev. Your configuration for 3 PCs provides a wealth of protections, and I particularly liked seeing you've SelfDestructingCookies in place for privacy. Tonight I've begun using CCleaner prior to all my browsing sessions rather than afterward. This was inspired by linux's bleachbit, and it's optional running at start-up which reduces tracking. Another simple yet effective method to further secure privacy, if you haven't already done this, is setting Firefox to 'Never remember history'.
If you're happy using MSE, do consider the practical advice @FireShootSK mentioned by utilizing a sandbox,
..which (imho) is among the foremost methods of protecting your system.

We've followed @frogboy's tip to you, and use Shadow Defender for 2 of our 3 computers!;)
Although we prefer Sandboxie's & Shadow Defender's protections, for our revived Dell desktop with linux lubuntu, we've chosen a free sandboxing alternative called "Time Freeze" to shield Windows XP's unpatched holes that could cause it to sink!:p
The use of safe habits shall continue to be the better protection than the best apps & extensions.
Thanks for sharing with us, and allowing us to share with you!:D
 
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jamescv7

Level 61
Verified
Joined
Mar 15, 2011
Messages
12,637
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Windows Defender
#9
You may add backup browser like Chrome or Opera in case of any problems to Firefox with this capable extensions as possible only: Adguard and HTTPS Everywhere

Another alternative suggestion is to install Virtualbox in Linux as for safety process which you can test samples without worries.

It can be same in Windows just make sure don't mess any settings on network to avoid possible viruses jump to windows host system.
 
Joined
Nov 8, 2014
Messages
1,431
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Windows Defender
#11
Windows Defender Offline is burned to my flash drive to remove viruses on an infected systems.
 
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DJ Panda

Level 29
Verified
Joined
Aug 30, 2015
Messages
1,811
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Emsisoft
#20
You should add Zemana Anti-Malware as another scanner. Also I recommend that you add Malwarebytes Ant-Exploit Free for added protection. :)