Latest changes
Dec 31, 1969
Windows Edition
Pro
OS build or version
10.0.14393.726
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Update and Security
Manual check for updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall and Network protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall is active
User permissions
User account
Malware exposure
Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
Real-time Malware protection
Windows Defender 4.10
Periodic scanners
MBAM, Kaspersky Rescue Disk, WDO, ESET LiveCD, Dr.Web CureIT
Browser 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 tools and VPN
uBLOCK origin
Password manager
LastPass
Search engine
Google,Bing, DuckDuck Go!
Maintenance tools
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) .
Photos and Files backup
Cloneapp
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per month
Backup and Restore
Macrium Reflect
Backup schedule
Once or more per month
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 30
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.
 

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 85
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. :)
 
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