SECURITY: Basic Willy19928's Security Config 2020

Last updated
Jan 14, 2020
Operating system
Sign-in identity
Sign-in with Local account
Log-in security
    • None
Permissions
Administrator user account
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Malware samples
Yes - malware is downloaded to a virtual machine
Firewall protection
Provided by a third-party security vendor - see details below.
Real-time malware protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection+Malwarebytes
Periodic scanning
Hitman Pro
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browsers
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
Optimisation apps
ccleaner
revo uninstaller pro
My Files & Photos backup
portable disk
My Files backup schedule
Manual - every month to the cloud, or local attached storage
Device recovery & settings
System Image backup
Device backup schedule
Manual - backups are made in my own time to local attached storage
Computer specifications
ASUS Vivobook X556UR
Device activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  3. Shared among other family members
  4. Working from home

EndangeredPootis

Level 8
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Sep 8, 2019
392
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
Sep 10, 2019
4
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 8
Verified
Sep 8, 2019
392
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 34
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Mar 16, 2019
2,353
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.
 
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SeriousHoax

Level 34
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Mar 16, 2019
2,353
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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