Latest Changes
Jan 14, 2020
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Version or Build no.
    18363.535
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    None
    Sign-in Options
  • No device login security
  • Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Symantec Endpoint Protection+Malwarebytes
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Hitman Pro
    Emsisoft Emergency Kit
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome:Adobe PDF+Tampermonkey+Malwarebytes Browser Guard+Cookie AutoDelete+Windscribe+IDM Intergration Module+Fireshot+Application Launcher for Google Drive
    Firefox:Adobe PDF+Tab Auto Reflash+Malwarebytes Browser Guard+Cookie AutoDelete+Windscribe+IDM Intergration Module
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Adguard
    Malwarebytes Browser Guard
    Windscribe
    Password Managers
  • none
  • Web Search
  • google+yahoo
  • System Utilities
    ccleaner
    revo uninstaller pro
    Data Backup
    portable disk
    Frequency of Data backups
    Monthly
    System Backup
    System Image backup
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Shared device is used by family members
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    ASUS Vivobook X556UR

    EndangeredPootis

    Level 3
    Verified
    Replace Malwarebytes browser guard with Bitdefender trafficlight, MBAM's extenion is known for slowing down your browser by several times, add a password manager such as Bitwarden or Lastpass.

    also, is Malwarebytes youre using the free or premium version? the premium version is not worth it if you have norton as it has huge memory usage yet very poor protection and norton is in the top 3 in terms of protection.

    Anyways, your configuration is very secure.
     

    Willy19928

    New Member
    You may Set UAC to Always Notify.

    With SEP I guess You don't need MalwareBytes Premium running resident...

    Follow sugestion about using a virtualized system to test malware samples.

    A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    I used malwarebytes to intercept bad websites.
    I did test malware in VM and sandboxie,I choose the wrong option.
    I don't trust password manager.
     

    EndangeredPootis

    Level 3
    Verified
    I used malwarebytes to intercept bad websites.
    I did test malware in VM and sandboxie,I choose the wrong option.
    I don't trust password manager.
    For blocking malicous sites you litteraly can just use an free extension such as Bitdefender Trafficlight, and still, malwarebytes has a free extension, there are free AV's that does the job way, WAY, better than malwarebytes, which itself has failed all but one tests by independent labs

    (even though im saying this im not trusting any lab or website that tests AV's such as av-comparatives and VB bulletin as they are both being endorsed by scam products, you should stop believing them aswell.)
     
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    SeriousHoax

    Level 16
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    Replace Malwarebytes browser guard with Bitdefender trafficlight, MBAM's extenion is known for slowing down your browser by several times
    Maybe this was the case before but not anymore. It's as fast as Trafficlight and maybe even faster from what I've seen the last couple of weeks.
     

    SeriousHoax

    Level 16
    Verified
    Malware Tester
    Oh, youre right, but it litteraly uses 40% cpu.
    I'm not seeing such things either. My Firefox CPU usage reached 60% max while loading YouTube, otherwise while loading normal sites CPU usage is between 20-45% and this is with 28 active addons combined so surely MBBG isn't using 40% cpu.
    Btw, I'm using with Ads/Tracker option turned off so I wonder if that makes the difference!
    Well, I correct myself. Upon further testing I can see that MBBG is definitely more power hungry but I don't notice that in day to day browsing. Trafficlight uses very low CPU.
     
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