Latest Changes
Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
  • Linux/Unix
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    10.0.14393.726
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender 4.10
    RTP - Custom security 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
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    uBLOCK origin
    Password Managers
  • LastPass
  • Web Search
  • Google,Bing, DuckDuck Go!
  • 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) .
    Data Backup
    Cloneapp
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally
    Computer Specifications
    https://malwaretips.com/threads/vasudevs-laptop-specs.61855/

    FireShootSK

    Level 17
    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 ;)
     

    Vasudev

    Level 29
    Verified
    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
    Trusted
    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
    Trusted
    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.
     

    DJ Panda

    Level 29
    Verified
    You should add Zemana Anti-Malware as another scanner. Also I recommend that you add Malwarebytes Ant-Exploit Free for added protection. :)