Latest changes
Jan 1, 2020
Operating system
Windows 10 Pro
System type
64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Account privileges
Administrator account
Exposure to malware
Malware samples are downloaded on a Virtual machine
Real-time Malware protection
Kaspersky TS
Periodic scanners
HMP
Malwarebytes
EEK
NPE
Browser and Add-ons
Chrome
U block
When X
IDM
Privacy tools and VPN
U block
Winscribe
Maintenance tools
Kerish Doctor
SDI
Photos and Files backup
Macrium reflect
File Backup schedule
Once or multiple times per month
Backup and Restore
Macrium reflect
Backup schedule
Once or more per year
Computer Activity
  1. Playing computer games
  2. Online banking
  3. Browsing the web and checking emails
  4. Regularly installing new software every week
  5. Streaming movies, TV shows and music from the Internet
  6. Testing security software using malware samples
  7. Recording and editing video or photos
Computer Specifications
ROG Zephyrus
Intel® Core™ i7-8750HQ
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 (Max-Q)
8GB GDDR5X VRAM
16GB DDR4 2666MHz SDRAM
1TB SSD
Asus Rog Chakram wireless gaming mouse

Burrito

Level 23
I probably should set UAC to default levels but it annoys the hell out of me:giggle:
Ok, I will do it if it removes the danger sign...Red scares me :)
Thanks!! (y)

Ahhh.... it's more fun to have a "DANGER!" setup.

At one time, it seemed like Kerish Doctor had slowed development to a crawl. But I don't track that one... so I dunno what's going on with the good doctor these days.

Not surprisingly... setup looks great venustus. (y) (y)

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ForgottenSeer 823865

@venustus
1- First using a Admin account by default is not recommended. Use SUA.
2- once done, set UAC to Max, if not , don't bother enabling it. "default" doesn't help much more.
3- implement password for UAC prompts on the admin account.
4- block unsigned elevation.

With just those little steps, you just thwarted 80% of the common malware (without even needing an AV).
Now if you expect to cross upon sophisticated malware, it won't suffice (obviously) but still help.

You think security or you don't. don't take half-measures.

I'm not sure. It seemed like people who are tech illiterate is more likely to accept uac warning in case of malware infection. So how could it be more important than a full functional security software? Is there anything I'm not aware of?
yes obviously. ;)
Google about Integrity Levels, session 0, and admin/system privileges.
 
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