WinXPert

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This is an old rig (Pre-Windows 7, yup no driver support for 7) I use daily at work for creating documents, editing images and videos, surfing and gaming. Sometime I use it to play with malware samples that came from customers' USB drive or samples from local FB forums.

Here are the lists of installed programs
  • 7-Zip 18.00
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • Animated Screensaver Maker
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag
  • CCleaner
  • CHK File Recovery 1.082
  • COMODO Firewall
  • CryptoPrevent Foolish IT LLC
  • DeepBurner v1.9.0.228
  • EPSON Scan
  • Everything 1.4.1.877 (x86)
  • File Shredder 2.5
  • FormatFactory 3.9.0.1
  • Foxit Reader
  • Free Download Manager
  • Google Chrome
  • Lets PHOTO Express
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) - 14.0.24210
  • Mp3 Merger V1.0
  • Picasa 3
  • PotPlayer
  • Puffin Browser version 7.2.1.913
  • Sandboxie 5.22 (32-bit)
  • Shadow Defender
  • System Explorer 7.0.0
  • TeraCopy version 3.26
  • Unlocker 1.9.2
  • VLC media player
  • WinArchiver Virtual Drive
  • XnView Shell Extension 3.5.1
  • YTD Video Downloader 5.9.2
  • ZipTip v0.0.1.4
 
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harlan4096

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@WinXPert: to have UAC disabled usually leads me to tag a config as Risky, but since You are using Comodo + CS's settings, also no System Image BackUp solution, finally tagged as Caution, please consider to pair Comodo FireWall with some free anti-virus: KFA or Avast Free...

Thanks for sharing :)
 

WinXPert

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I have problems with Shadow Defender starting slow so I switched back to Time Freeze

Here are the rest of my settings:
  • Cryptoprevent set at Maximum Protection (Good enough to stop malwares that resides in AppData, Temp, ProgramData, etc folders
  • RunBlock with customized blocking of programs I don't use or that might cause vulnerability issues including filenames (static) of known malware
    • Powershell
    • WScript/CScript
    • Internet Explorer
    • Filenames used by wcry/wcry2, brontok and other local worms
  • No Java. Javascript disabled (Browsers)
  • Autorun of external media is disabled
  • Startup trimmed to a bare minimum
  • AppBlocker in case I want to test if some apps starts with Windows but are not reported by Autoruns
  • Plus other blocking with Group Policies
This is the normal setting (6 days a week). System is frozen when I test new softwares. During my day-off when other workmate use the PC, I set UAC to default and Windows boots frozen.
 

WinXPert

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Uninstalled (2/15/2018)
  • PotPlayer
  • Puffin Browser version
  • COMODO Firewall
Added
  • Windscribe
  • EaseUS Partition Master 12.8
  • 360 Total Security
  • HTTPS Everywhere (Chrome)

Need Backups:

System: Macrium Reflect
Data: Rollback Rx Home
I have an image backup with DriveImageXML.
Data backup? No need, I only have 2 docs of sales and repair services. Overkill to do a full backup.
Videos? I just burn them to DVDs.

Why UAC disabled?

Add ZAM Free.

Add HTTPS Everywhere.

Follow suggestions about backups.

Thanks for sharing.
UAC is disabled because I can't drag and drop when using Photoshop. Already have HTTPS Everywhere before reading your comment. ZAM :p
 

WinXPert

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UAC: Default
360 Total Security: Disabled

Added
  • NoVirusThanks OSArmor v1.3 (Custom Settings)
  • NVT SysHardener
  • Process Lasso 9.0.0.426 (High Performance)
  • Chrome Extensions
    • 360 Internet Protection 2.1.31
    • Volume Booster 0.1.2
  • Emsisoft Emergency Kit (On-demand Scanner)