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Apr 15, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 7 SP1
Sign-in account
Sign in with local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
ESET Internet Security + Sandboxie + OSArmor
Firewall protection
Custom - Provided by a third-party security vendor
Periodic scanners
HitmanPro
Norton Power Eraser
AdwCleaner
VPN and Privacy
Freedome VPN
Cloudflare DNS
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Firefox as primary (always run sandboxed)
Brave as backup
Maintenance tools
CCleaner
Shadow Defender
Photos and Files backup
External HDD
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a daily basis
Backup and rollback
Windows Backup & Restore
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a yearly basis
Activity usage
  1. Computer games
Computer hardware
i5 7600K
GTX 1070 Ti
16GB RAM
1 TB SSD

The Cog in the Machine

Level 23
Verified
Gdata beats Bullguard with their strong behavior blocker. No need to add some extra protection.
But Bullguard is much lighter. I really like both but believe me Bullguard offers decent protection. Both will fail to protect from some malware. G Data's BB is stronger than Bullguard's; Bullguard in their newer versions did sth wrong with their BB (maybe they cannot develop Nova Shield code any longer).
 

Wraith2020

Level 2
Unfortunately I had to remove KART since it froze the PC during my gameplay. It's the first time this PC ever froze on me. I really liked the combination of KART and ESET but it seems like my Robot doesn't like a companion.:cry:
Does anyone know of a software that can protect certain folders from ransomware (like WD controlled folder) and that'll work alongside ESET?
 

SeriousHoax

Level 32
Verified
Unfortunately I had to remove KART since it froze the PC during my gameplay. It's the first time this PC ever froze on me. I really liked the combination of KART and ESET but it seems like my Robot doesn't like a companion.:cry:
Does anyone know of a software that can protect certain folders from ransomware (like WD controlled folder) and that'll work alongside ESET?
You can follow this for implementing WD CFA like protection in ESET
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 38
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Unfortunately I had to remove KART since it froze the PC during my gameplay. It's the first time this PC ever froze on me. I really liked the combination of KART and ESET but it seems like my Robot doesn't like a companion.:cry:
Does anyone know of a software that can protect certain folders from ransomware (like WD controlled folder) and that'll work alongside ESET?
Another option, but not there yet, keep an eye on the development of Heilig Defense Folderfication:
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
You can follow this for implementing WD CFA like protection in ESET
I completely forgot about this post since I wasn't using ESET at the time. Wonderful guide!
 

SeriousHoax

Level 32
Verified
I completely forgot about this post since I wasn't using ESET at the time. Wonderful guide!
Inspired from similar guide for Kaspersky by harlan4096.
Adding one more thing that many users don't know including me who didn't know at the time of creating that thread that is, for Ask rules ESET HIPS's default behavior is allow. After a minute from the prompt if no option is chosen by the user the action will be allowed automatically. But a user is likely to take action within a minute so not a huge issue but should be known nonetheless. There's so such issue for the Block rule which works as expected.
 

blackice

Level 28
Verified
Inspired from similar guide for Kaspersky by harlan4096.
Adding one more thing that many users don't know including me who didn't know at the time of creating that thread that is, for Ask rules ESET HIPS's default behavior is allow. After a minute from the prompt if no option is chosen by the user the action will be allowed automatically. But a user is likely to take action within a minute so not a huge issue but should be known nonetheless. There's so such issue for the Block rule which works as expected.
I recently learned that as well...not easy to find out.
 

Evjl's Rain

Level 45
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
it seems like ESET doesn't like anything working alongside it. I installed ESET with SecureAplus. Immediately, my laptop couldn't boot as it froze during the process of loading taskbar icons, happened every reboot. I was forced to uninstall ESET in safe mode
the second time, I intentionally stopped SAP and installed ESET. It worked but still my laptop wasn't very stable
 

Wraith2020

Level 2
it seems like ESET doesn't like anything working alongside it. I installed ESET with SecureAplus. Immediately, my laptop couldn't boot as it froze during the process of loading taskbar icons, happened every reboot. I was forced to uninstall ESET in safe mode
the second time, I intentionally stopped SAP and installed ESET. It worked but still my laptop wasn't very stable
Yeah ESET is very picky with additional software, specially which have real-time protections. It can be used with Sandboxie, Shadow Defender, OSArmor, VoodooShield, AppGuard. In my system it caused problems with GlassWire, SpyShelter, WiseVector X, AdGuard, Malwarebytes Premium.
 

Wraith2020

Level 2
Give Bullguard IS a try and see ;)
I'm trying out the 90 days of BG IS on my laptop and boy it's really light. You were right. It's almost as light as ESET (lighter than BD, KIS, Avast/AVG/Avira, G-DATA). I haven't done any tests with it but since I run my browser sandboxed I guess I'm good to go.

UPDATE:
Switched from Chrome to Firefox.
 
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The Cog in the Machine

Level 23
Verified
I'm trying out the 90 days of BG IS on my laptop and boy it's really light. You were right. It's almost as light as ESET (lighter than BD, KIS, Avast/AVG/Avira, G-DATA). I haven't done any tests with it but since I run my browser sandboxed I guess I'm good to go.

UPDATE:
Switched from Chrome to Firefox(sandboxie is back). :cool:
I suggest you set the protection level to high.
 

Nevi

Level 7
Verified
Both Eset (especially with SeriousHoax tweaking with protected folders) KIS and BTS is designed to be full protection. OSarmour, Voodooshield and Appguard is a little overkill IMHO. But if you feel most secure with them on top of the security suites then good for you.
I would probably use a SUA account instead. :)
 

Wraith2020

Level 2
Both Eset (especially with SeriousHoax tweaking with protected folders) KIS and BTS is designed to be full protection. OSarmour, Voodooshield and Appguard is a little overkill IMHO. But if you feel most secure with them on top of the security suites then good for you.
I would probably use a SUA account instead. :)
Yes you're right. I don't probably need those alongwith the suites. But all the three suites lack one very important feature- virtualization. That's why I use Sandboxie alongwith them to run the browsers sandboxed.
 
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