Wihat's configuration

Windows Edition
Pro
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Windows Defender
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Malware testing
Periodic security scanners
Malwarebyte Antimalware, SAS, Kaspersky and Comodo Essential
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox with Bluhell and Adguard( windows)
Maintenance and Cleaning
Wise care
Personal Files & Photos backup
Manual
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
AOMEI backupper
Device backup routine

Rishi

Level 19
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Dec 3, 2015
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Simple and smooth config :)

I can only suggest you add a backup solution like windows default backup or third party backup solutions - AOMEI backupper, Acronis or Paragon Backup and Recovery. A clean system image backup can help you restore the operating system and files if disaster strikes.I think Super Antispyware is obsolete in that config you could consider Zemana Free or Emsisoft Emergency kit.Rest is well-covered.
Thanks for sharing :)
 

Wihat

Level 3
Jan 25, 2016
107
I'm considering to use Zemana( just a few hours later i'll take a test).
For backup plan, I've use Norton Ghost from Hirent's Boot, up to now it works just fine. I also use Windows backup and Acronis( just some times for testing backup server).
Can you give me some advice about firewall? By default, Bitdefender TS have its own firewall, but i don't see the status, reports...like Avast.
I used Comodo firewall sometimes, i know it's strong but it bothers too much. :)

Thanks @forgboy, I'll check it out again ASAP. ;)
 
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Rishi

Level 19
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Dec 3, 2015
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I'm considering to use Zemana( just a few hours later i'll take a test).
For backup plan, I've use Norton Ghost from Hirent's Boot, up to now it works just fine. I also use Windows backup and Acronis( just some times for testing backup server).
Can you give me some advice about firewall? By default, Bitdefender TS have its own firewall, but i don't see the status, reports...like Avast.
I used Comodo firewall sometimes, i know it's strong but it bothers too much. :)
Having multiple firewalls is usually not advised because they can cause problems.If it had been Bitdefender Antivirus then yes, maybe you need a simple network monitoring tool to go along your present firewall.
 

DracusNarcrym

Level 19
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Oct 16, 2015
970
First of all, welcome to MalwareTips! We all hope you enjoy your stay here!

Now, let's get to your config:
Your real-time security software (Bitdefender Total Security) is more than sufficient to shield your PC from any type of threat, as long as you practice safe computing/surfing habits, and use common sense. Since you do not browse unknown/suspicoous websites, the chance of an attack on your computer is greatly reduced.

Regarding system backups: Make sure you have a system image of a known good state of your system (created using your currently preferred system bsckup software), so that you can use this system image to restore that exact state in case of a disaster (software malfunction or malware infection).

Adguard and uBlock Origin, unless you have tweaked them properly, have overlapping ad-blocking functionality, which makes either Adguard or uBlock Origin redundant (aside from the fact that they do not offer greater protection when running at the same time, there might also be conflicts between each other, which is rather unlikely, but still possible).

Consider uMatrix as a backup alternative to Bluhell Firewall (uMatrix is developed by the same developer as uBlock Origin).

In case you ever need to use a password manager, I would strongly recommend KeePass which is a reliable, secure, free and open-source password manager. See a list of its security features here.

That would be all, as far as I'm concerned. You're good to go!

Thanks for sharing your config with us! :p


P.S. Make sure you rename the title of this thread to include your forum username! ;)
 

shukla44

Level 12
Jan 14, 2016
563
Very nice config.

Some suggestions: IMO, Ad-aware free & SAS is obsolete and not needed besides you already have MBAM. Bitdefender Total Security has an inbuilt firewall so no need for a secondary firewall, unless you don't trust & rely on it, then turn OFF the bitdefender firewall in the settings before using a different one. As for password manager, if you can remember all of your passwords then that is the best practice as Brain has the best security features. That's all.

Thanks for sharing.
 

Wihat

Level 3
Jan 25, 2016
107
May i ask you guys something. As my configuration, should i use some more antimalware: Zemana Antimalware free, Zemana Antilogger free,etc.
One more, i hear bad things about IObit product, i just get a free sale key of IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro and Secure Hunter Pro( this software sound strange for me, i just know it through MT), are they safe?
Personally i've used IObit Driver booster( the same manufacture), it's pretty safe( i hope so :p).
 

safe1st

Level 16
Jan 29, 2016
812
May i ask you guys something. As my configuration, should i use some more antimalware: Zemana Antimalware free, Zemana Antilogger free,etc.
One more, i hear bad things about IObit product, i just get a free sale key of IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro and Secure Hunter Pro( this software sound strange for me, i just know it through MT), are they safe?
Personally i've used IObit Driver booster( the same manufacture), it's pretty safe( i hope so :p).

IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro and Secure Hunter Pro?
Personally I never want to use it.
Better use Malwarebytes anti-malware premium
 

DracusNarcrym

Level 19
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Oct 16, 2015
970
Thanks @DracusNarcrym i'll check those adblocker again.
I don't trust those password manager so i remember all of my password( of course it's complex and i change it every 6 months)
Is it ok if my roommate goes to porn sites? I found that it will get Tracking cookies easier( without viruses).
As long as those websites are not suspicious (in terms of malicious activity) and you are being actively protected from exploits using appropriate browser security extensions (uBlock Origin plus uMatrix or Bluhell Firewall) you should be fine.
I would recommend you use an application like Sandboxie to securely isolate your browser from your system (at least during those specific browsing sessions) so that any potential threats from those sites can be contained within Sandboxie's virtual environment (sandbox), and easily eliminated by resetting the sandbox.


May i ask you guys something. As my configuration, should i use some more antimalware: Zemana Antimalware free, Zemana Antilogger free,etc.
One more, i hear bad things about IObit product, i just get a free sale key of IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro and Secure Hunter Pro( this software sound strange for me, i just know it through MT), are they safe?
Personally i've used IObit Driver booster( the same manufacture), it's pretty safe( i hope so :p).
Security applications like Zemana Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are fully compatible with your current configuration, and, although Bitdefender Total Security offers excellent protection based on your current needs, additional anti-malware solutions can be of benefit to your configuration (at the cost, perhaps, of some more system resources).

IObit offers mostly reliable products (in the past it was discovered that IObit Malware Fighter was illegally using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware signatures, though it does not anymore) however I wouldn't bet on their reputation as a company. Not because of their popularity or origin, rather from their past illegitimate practices.

As far as Secure Hunter is concerned, their company is extremely suspicious as far as legitimacy is concerned. Aside from various negative reviews around the web about the software, it has been many times accused of being malicious, also known as rogueware, due to alerting the user of non-existent and fake threats on their system, as an attempt to convince their users to purchase the software or pay for additional "support" or "services".
Check out this thread here on MalwareTips, which outlines the suspicious nature of this software.

In the end, out of the anti-malware software you listed in your post, I recommend you choose either Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Zemana Anti-Malware. Both are reputable, effective, and reliable.
 

uninfected1

Level 11
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Jan 28, 2016
520
I see you're using Firefox clone Comodo Ice Dragon. I don't know if things have improved but this browser has been seriously neglected - when I was using it there were no updates for about a year despite many from Firefox. I use Comodo Dragon but even that lags some way behind Chrome. I'm thinking of switching to the highly touted (on this site at least) Slimjet, but if you're happy with Ice Dragon, fair enough.
 
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May i ask you guys something. As my configuration, should i use some more antimalware: Zemana Antimalware free, Zemana Antilogger free,etc.
One more, i hear bad things about IObit product, i just get a free sale key of IObit Malware Fighter 3 Pro and Secure Hunter Pro( this software sound strange for me, i just know it through MT), are they safe?
Personally i've used IObit Driver booster( the same manufacture), it's pretty safe( i hope so :p).
ZAM Free is an on-demand scanner unless you are willing to pay, ZAL Free is a very good choice and will work WITH Bitdefender to increase security :)
 
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I just check the Ice dragon browser, the lastest version is 42.0.0.25( this version of Firefox released about 2 months ago). The reason i use Comodo Ice Dragon is i can use their DNS for free( optional).
If you rely on Secure DNS then use Norton ConnectSafe, it will be more reliable than Comodo (Comodo DNS only works in IceDragon, unless you change it PC wide) Norton will protect all browsers and use its SafeWeb Blacklist :)

Link to Norton ConnectSafe (PC only not router)

Norton ConnectSafe
 
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