Vasudev's Security Configuration

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  1. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

    Nov 8, 2014
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    #1 Vasudev, Apr 25, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2016
    Most recent changes:
    31 July 2016
    Operating System:
    • Windows 10
    • Linux
    OS Edition:
    Pro
    OS Build:
    10.0.14393.726
    OS Architecture:
    64-bit
    User Access Control:
    Default
    Firewall:
    Windows Firewall
    OS Security Updates:
    Check for Updates, but do not auto-download or install
    OS File Reputation:
    • SmartScreen for Windows 10
    Type of User Account:
    Microsoft Account
    Recent Malware Attacks:
    No
    Testing AV's with Malware Samples:
    Inside a Virtual Machine
    Real-time Malware Protection:
    Windows Defender 4.10
    On-demand Scanners:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, WDO, ESET LiveCD, Dr.Web CureIT
    Security Product Settings:
    Custom
    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
    Preferred Search Engine:
    Google,Bing, DuckDuck Go!
    Password Manager:
    LastPass
    Content Blocker (Ads, Scripts, Trackers):
    uBLOCK origin
    Frequently used System Utilities:
    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) .
    Frequency of Data Backups:
    Monthly Backups
    Data Backup Software:
    Cloneapp
    Frequency of System Image Backups:
    Manual / On-demand Backups
    System Image Backup Software:
    Macrium Reflect
    Machine Specs:
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/vasudevs-laptop-specs.61855/
    This is my security configuration on all PC's except one PC is using Home edition SL.
     
  2. FireShootSK

    FireShootSK Level 17

    Feb 17, 2015
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    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 ;)
     
  3. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Jun 9, 2013
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    As you download Malware you could give Shadow Defender a go. You can get a free 30 day trial, it is a great software for testing Malware.;)

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    Nice config other than MSE. :eek::D
     
  4. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    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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  5. FireShootSK

    FireShootSK Level 17

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  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Thanks for the link.
     
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  7. viktik

    viktik Level 24

    Sep 17, 2013
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  8. Cats-4_Owners-2

    Cats-4_Owners-2 Level 37
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    Dec 4, 2013
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    #8 Cats-4_Owners-2, Apr 25, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015
    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
     
  9. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61
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    Mar 15, 2011
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    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.
     
  10. yigido

    yigido Guest

    Why do you keep Windows Defender Offline as an on-demand scanner ? You already have MSE.
    I also suggest Avira Free Antivirus or Avast Free Antivirus (without Webshield and other useless components)
    I like you config. Thanks for sharing
     
  11. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Windows Defender Offline is burned to my flash drive to remove viruses on an infected systems.
     
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  12. software182

    software182 Level 12

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    Windows 8 Firewall control from Sphinx ? <--- I'm using this one too ! one of the best firewall for me :)

    combined with my EAV :p
     
  13. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Yes its the same. It exposes advanced functionality of windows firewall which is good.
     
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  14. I would recommend avira free
     
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  15. namapoka

    namapoka New Member

    Apr 8, 2015
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    AVG Free+ Comodo Firewall
     
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  16. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Oct 23, 2012
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    Many good suggestions already posted above.Thanks for sharing your config :)
     
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  17. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Thank you everyone:)
     
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  18. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Thread Updated!!!!
     
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  19. Vasudev

    Vasudev Level 22

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    Removed ESO and WDO. Since the latter is now integrated into w10 RS1.
     
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  20. DJ Panda

    DJ Panda Level 29

    Aug 30, 2015
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    You should add Zemana Anti-Malware as another scanner. Also I recommend that you add Malwarebytes Ant-Exploit Free for added protection. :)
     
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