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Ctrlz's Security Config

Q: Ctrlz's Security Config

Hi,
I'm looking for a safe, quick, free and easy-to-mantain security configuration.
Actually I'm using CIS, it seems a good balance between easy-to-use and all-in-one product, even if I find it very different from what I remember (version 5 or so).
Whitelisting and sandboxing make hips, imho the main suite power, almost useless:

if an app is trusted, can do almost everything -> no alert
if an app is untrusted, it is sandboxed -> no alert
Open to any suggestion or alternative configuration

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A: Ctrlz's Security Config

I would consider some type of system/data backup solution.
Both Macrium Reflect & AOMEI backupper offer good free solutions.
Consider an additional on demand scanner(s).
You might consider enabling Smartscreen.
Other than the lack of a backup solution your config looks good.
Thanks for sharing it with us

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This is my security configuration on my 3yr old Laptop.
 

A:xYz's Security Config

Nice Configuration,but maybe you want to add a second opinion scanner like Hitman Pro to your config.And https everywhere in your browser
 

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I keep a casual security config. I don't keep a bullet proof security setup because it is cumbersome.
Also my device is slow and weak which further discourages anything elaborate.
After reading other configs, I decided to get a strong AV ie Kaspersky, changed my dns to Norton, maxed my Adguard settings and do monthly scans.
 

A:RVS Security Config

If you have a slow device than kaspersky should not be your security program of choice. It runs heavy! Especially if you have a laptop ; it sucks the lifeblood out of your battery. You would be better of with win defender , emsisoft anti malware or eset. Ad kb ssl enforcer to your browser as an extra security meassure. Also think about getting a backup program like aomei backupper standard , better safe than sorry Thanks for sharing your config!
 

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Sandboxie and AppGuard are the best of their kind, what else I could say? lol
 

A:Mr.X Security Config

Minimal yet effective approach, however just for safety measures, perhaps consider adding either a RT AV or an On Demand scanner.
 

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hello,

now I am thinking to make new security config on one machine. What better Emisoft AM + Shadow Defender or SSFW + Shadow Defender ?

what is better for the both above ?

Windows 10 Pro

Regards
 

A:New security config

With Shadow Defender for everyday use, you have little to zero chance of persistent infection in your Pc. But an infostealer can communicate in your current session, then your real need is a good outbound firewall and a good backup plan.
 

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Yes.
 

A:My security config

Nice configuration
I don't know if EaseUS can also be used to create system images, in this case it would be a good idea, otherwise you can use Macrium free for the purpose.
 

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Hi guys,

these are my specs.
Core i7, RAM 6GB, HP Elitebook Pro Laptop

I also run Virtual Machines, using Virtual Box.
Here I run Server 2008 and Server 2012.
I also run Win 7 in Virtual Box, which is my testing environ.
I utilize CentOS for LAMP in Virtual Box too.

Ty
 

A:Ty's security config

Why have you disabled updates, not a good idea.
 

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This is my security config. At current time I am operating with one core so tHE PERFORMANCE IS POOR
 

A:My security config

Maybe you could use a anti-executable like NVT exeRadarPro , it uses low resources and then complement it with an On-Demand scanner like Hitman Pro ; so you will be protected without having a real-time AV eating up your resource usage.
 

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This is my security config I just improved cuz i had an infection recently. Damn Usb flash drives.
 

A:Security Config

If you have a particular issue with USB malware, consider MCSHIELD. Have you considered installing Windows 10? If not, why? Thanks for sharing your config.
 

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Hi !

My current box:

HP netbook Atom N450, 2GB RAM, 1 TB HD.

Running a customized Windows NT 5.1 (XPSP3) patched with POSReady updates until EOL in mai 2019.

I only run my OS in stateless ramdisk mode for performance, security and privacy reasons.

Just started using security and antimalware software.

I used an unpatched XP with NO Firewall and NO antivirus for several months and I never got infected as far as I know. (The C drive gets flushed after reboot so it's hard to tell)
For a long time I exclusively used brain + ramdisk to stay out of trouble and I has worked like a charm.

At the moment I am busy hardening my OS to stay safe in the future.

Using my "obsolete" Windows XP daily for online payments and banking without any fear...
 

A:NT Five's Security Config

Best config I have seen in a long time = anti-executable + light virtualization + outbound network notifications ... I would not change a thing.

How do you have your RAM Disk configured ? Net cache only or have you added apps to RAM Disk image ?
 

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Malware Analysis Set-up

Virtual Machine:
Windows 8.1
Ubuntu Server 16.04.2

VM Windows (analyse malware):
PEID
PEstudio
Process Monitor
Regshot
ApateDNS

VM Ubuntu Server (simulate fake network):
Inetsim
Above are my environment set up to start up my malware / ransomware analysis.
I m a beginner in malware analysis. Is there anything that I need to improve or fix in the set up?

Thanks
 

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Not looking back.
 

A:above Security Config

Config is ok maybe try adding an on demand scanner and anti-virus. You should also edit your title. For example to follow the rules you should change the name to, Above's Security Config.
 

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Hi Guys, this is my second thread about my security config. Hope this time it is according to what is expected .
All the best.
 

A:Paf's Security Config

Triple boot?
 

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What do you Think?
 

A:Sia Security Config

Real-time Malware Protection: Nothing !Click to expand...

I hope you have Windows Defender enabled ? If not it is strongly recommended
 

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What do you Think?
 

A:Sia-Dst Security Config

Real-time Malware Protection: Nothing !Click to expand...

I hope you have Windows Defender enabled ? If not it is strongly recommended
 

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Thanks for taking a look!
 

A:CK7's Security Config

CK7 said:





Thanks for taking a look!Click to expand...

Very good config.

A few notes and additions:
You might want to add a firewall application, since Avast Free Antivirus does not include any network firewall or HIPS (behavior blocker) components. These components are an essential extra layer of security.
For these tasks, I would personally recommend COMODO Firewall (free) which contains three powerful security modules:
1. Network Firewall (allows you to control connections coming in or going out of your computer).
2. HIPS ("Host Intrusion Prevention System" checks any file for suspicious behavior and allows you to create rules for how that file should run and what it can do on your computer).
3. Sandbox (virtual environment for isolating unrecognized or potentially malicious applications, so that they cannot harm your actual system or files).
COMODO Firewall is an extremely powerful application, and with a little bit of configuration it can become a very effective security layer. In case you run into any trouble configuring COMODO Firewall, there are many COMODO users here on MalwareTips who are all eager to help.
If you see that you do not like COMODO Firewall, you may use Sandboxie as a virtual sandbox application for isolating suspicious files and running applications (e.g. browsers) securely in an isolated and protected environment, without having to worry that any malicious files may harm your computer. (note that Sandboxie ... Read more

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No system image backups: fresh system installation on worst case scenario.
 

A:Gone Security config

I would add ZAM Free, Disconnect, HTTPS Everywhere. Add a good backup solution, such as Macrium Reflect Free or AOMEI Backupper.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Any suggestion please
 

A:A.S.K's Security Config

Upgrade to windows 10 maybe? is more secure than 8.1 for pop up blocker use Popup Blocker (strict) and for adblock use ublock
 

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Simple and sweet for now
 

A:Akshay's security config

Suggestions:

Set UAC to Always Notify
Add HTTPS Everywhere to your browsers
Considering using a password manager such as LastPass, KeePass, DashLane, etc. to generate and store unique passwords for each of your accounts
You may also want to check out this guide if you wish to increase the protection Avast affords:
How to setup Avast Internet Security for Maximum Protection (2016 Guide)

Besides those three points the rest of your config is solid.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Hello, this is my security config. Any suggestions?
 

A:Syafiq's Security Config

I would like to suggest a backup solution. Both Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper have a free and reliable version.
 

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Notes:

Real-Time Protection: Looking forward to buy sandboxie (waiting for some deals), feels like i need it.

Suggestions and feedback are highly appreciated

Regards.
 

A:davisd's Security Config

Looks good to me nothing to add.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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01.03. 2016
Here are my final settings...(for now) .
 

A:Av Gurus - Security Config

Good for now, look forward to future updates
 

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Hello, this is my security config, it is really light and works with no problems. Any suggestions are welcome from you experts.
 

A:Hypers Security Config

Hello!
Nice and effective setup, well covered and with a valid backup plan.
Nothing to add from me, except thanks for sharing
 

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No option to update my old config so created a new one.
 

A:leet's new security config

Suggestions:

Set UAC to Always Notify
Turn on Windows Update
Add another second opinion scanner such as Zemana Antimalware
Add uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere to your browsers
Make a backup of your most important data
Turning on Windows Update is critical. Don't ever downplay OS security updates.
Besides those four points the rest is solid.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Still debating if I should get premium zemana. I also use sandboxie when I know I might come across some fishy sites.
 

A:My Security Config (UPDATED)

Very nice setup, looks good.

In regards to what you said here...



Still debating if I should get premium zemana. I also use sandboxie when I know I might come across some fishy sites.Click to expand...

If you already have Kaspersky, VoodooShield, HitmanPro.alert and as a bonus Sandboxie, then I would recommend saving your money and not buying a Zemana license, unless of course you wouldn't mind buying a license for a different machine.

To me, what you have seems to be plenty...

Of course, this is my opinion.
 

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The setup I have on both my main desktop and my laptop.

Just the necessities, of course.

First thread in MalwareTips too. Didn't even check out the Introductions forum. D:

Suggestions and feedback is welcome!
First thread on MalwareTips hype!



[Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - hilarious guy]
 

A:DracusNarcrym Security Config

> What about on demand scanner as a backup? Just encase?
> Any bugs with Comodo?
> Are you using Comodo Sandbox? On your browsers? Any problems?
> Start-up time? Your thoughts?
> Are you using cruelsister setup on Comodo?
 

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Hello everyone

Can someone has more suggestion to secure my PC at extreme level
 

A:Vishal's Security Config

@Vishal Kumar Singh

Welcome to MT.

You already have decent security configuration.

At the most extreme for Windows you can harden Windows OS, add Software Restriction Policy and Anti-Executable software, and finally, light virtualization software.

The most extreme would be to migrate to Linux - but I don't think that is what you wish from your post.

Hardening the OS involves researching tweaks and disabling features in W7 that are never used.

Software Restriction Policy software include Blue Ridge Network AppGuard, Excubits Bouncer and NoVirusThanks Smart Object Blocker.

Anti-Executable software includes NoVirusThanks Exe Radar Pro, VooDooShield and Faronics Anti-Executable.

Light virtualization software includes Sandboxie and Shadow Defender.

My signature shows a popular configuration amongst some security soft geeks.

Notice I have no AV suite installed - don't need it.

I don't bother hardening the OS except for a few tweaks - such as disable remote assistance.
 

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I also use a VPN : ProtonVPN which is really great !

I don't make Backups because my important data are in the Cloud (the most sensitive data are encrypted with Cryptomator).
And when I have a problem with my system, I prefer to leave again on a clean install.

Don't hesitate to tell me what you think about my security configuration
 

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The setup I have on both my main desktop and my laptop.

Just the necessities, of course.

First thread in MalwareTips too. Didn't even check out the Introductions forum. D:

Suggestions and feedback is welcome!
First thread on MalwareTips hype!



[Captain Haddock from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn - hilarious guy]
 

A:Dracus' Security Config

> What about on demand scanner as a backup? Just encase?
> Any bugs with Comodo?
> Are you using Comodo Sandbox? On your browsers? Any problems?
> Start-up time? Your thoughts?
> Are you using cruelsister setup on Comodo?
 

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Many are showing their settings, here's mine.
Brazil
 

A:Jrs30 Security Config

Few suggestions; enable UAC and consider creating a system image as an OS backup. Verify you trust all those browser add-ons.
 

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Privacy Tool: Cyber Ghost Premium Plus.
Games Tool: Uplay, Steam.
Downloader : IDM
Browser: GC, FF.
Office Tools: MS- Office 2013 Professional Plus,
PDF : PDF Studio Pro.
Compressor : WinRAR.
Screen Capture : ScreenPresso Pro.
Cloud Storage: DropBox.
ISO Mounter : Power ISO.
 

A:Home PC Security Config

Seems like you have everything installed. I like this combination. Thanks for sharing it with us!
 

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Comodo Internet Security v6.3
Change AntiVirus to FREE AVAST antivirus as comodo anti virus didnt catch FloxLib-A / win32.pioneer virus

I have replace windows default task manager with Sysinternal Process Explorer
Disable unnecessary windows services
Disable autorun and autoplay of drive

For Rootkit detection, I am using PC Hunter and Power Tool for searching kernel hook, hidden process and driver.
Ollydbg v1.0 for disassembling purpose, also have tried some crack me for learning purpose.
PE Studio for analyzing exe file header.
WinHex for direct sector writing, hex editing, memory hunting etc.
Sysinternal Process Monitor for real time monitoring of file and registry.
Sysinternal AutoRun.
AVZ antiviral toolkit
Security Task Manager
Some tools for finding datastream

VirtualBox 5.1.4 for trojan, malware which use kernel driver/system service.

Sandboxie v5 for testing software and other stuff.

All my private, personal and important data are saved in BestCrypt container.

Previously on window 7 32bit, I was using Mikko File Protector (abadoneware) for restricting whole C and D for write protected for *.exe, *.dll, *.sys, *.drv etc and its work fine. Unfortunately its kernel driver is not supporting 64bit and not working now.
I found another alternate Secure Folder (abadonware) , which has same features as Mikko File Protector. Somehow I found setup from net, install it, added *.exe as read only. Secure Folder is not prohibiting creation of exe file but when file copied or cr... Read more

A:Raheel99's Security Config

nice config

I have a few suggestions:
1/ add zemana portable to your ondemand scanner as it has one of the best detection rate. AVZ is quite outdated although it is made by kaspersky
2/ add bitdefender trafficlight or avira browser safety to your firefox so you will have more web protection. Avast is not really good in this field I believe
3/ Enable smartscreen as it is now extremely effective
4/ you may add unchecky to prevent PUPs, but this is optional
5/ tweak avast settings follow the guide here - you can set all or most settings if they suit you
 

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here is my sec config . thanks!
 

A:nw1r's security config

Suggestions:

Set Smartscreen to work system-wide
Add another second opinion scanner such as Zemana Antimalware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit or Norton Power Eraser
Add HTTPS Everywhere to your browser(s)
Why isn't UAC available for your OS? If it does become available I suggest setting it to Always Notify.

The rest of your config's solid as long as you practice safe browsing habits.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Last but not least, i update my windows and download programs from vendor's websites..
That's it i guess..
 

A:malis's Security Config

Simple but pretty safe with that config.

just wondering why you not use Chrome?
 

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A:Mantu Security Config- For Everyone to know about this

I would like to suggest some form of backups. You could give Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper a look both have a free and reliable version.
 

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Not the Best i know, but it works for me.
 

A:Torzomborz Security Config

Is it necessary to have both Microsoft Security Essentials and SecureAPlus? They would conflict, no?
Other than that, I would recommend 1-2 more on-demand scanners such as Crystal Security and Zemana AntiMalware Free and getting a backup solution such as Macrium Reflect to back your system up so you have a backup to go back to if anything does go wrong.
 

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This is my first security config posted in MalwareTips. I guess it's quite good because it's for a very old PC (10 y/o) and I needed to find very light security.

Both Zemana AL and HitmanPro.Alert are incredibly light. I have disabled Keystroke Encryption in HMP.A because ZAL already has it.
Additionally I installed Unchecky - my family members sometimes don't look what they click during installing Firefox is protected with great uBlock and very light BitDefender TrafficLight.
I do have on-demand scanners on the disk, but to be honest, I make scans not so often - I have to say that the PC hasn't been highly infected for a long time (few years). Current old PC will be replaced by the new one in next year, so I will propably provide quite deeper protection. But I have to remember that protection should be pretty automatic, for my family.
Right now, if ZAL and HMP.A won't conflict each other, I won't probably change anything, I'm pretty sure that this protection is good.
 

A:adnage19's security config

Thats a very lite config, if you practice safe surfing, and click habits then
that will serve you well. I love lite configs in the right hands.
Awesome share !
EDIT: I read further and noticed it's a family access PC ?
If so then you may want to add VoodooShield free to the config ? Just a suggestion
 

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Adguard for windows for system wide ad blocking.
 

A:_eR_ Security Config

Nice config! You can add ZAM or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to on demand scanner. You are protected
 

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This is my config
 

A:Tramadol250mg Security Config

Consider adding an on demand scanner(s) such as Emsisoft Emergency Kit,Zemana Antimalware,Hitman Pro or Malwarebytes Antimalware.
Config looks good! Thanks for sharing it with us
 

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I will probably add image backup after i upgrade my pc later this year.
 

A:Ech0nite's Security Config

Yes and you know Macrium is very good choise for that. Looks good, i dunno those many addons, but you should take HTTPS-Everywhere addon. Oh well, i like ur config , thank you for sharing.
 

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I don't know what to say about my security level But I think is good enough to protect me without any issues or any performance sacrifice to run these two. As matter of fact, Norton and Malwarebytes works great together, and they are unobtrusive in the background.
 

A:8-Bit Ghetto Security Config

A pretty solid config, actually. At least one fresh backup image wouldn't hurt. Otherwise, nice.
 

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I'll appreciate any advice
 

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Anything to add remove or change? Feel free to tell me
 

A:Beveraz Security Config

I would add Zemana as an on demand scanner. You have too many extensions IMO I am personally not a fan of adblockers but for you I'd recommend leaving uBlock and Avast Online Security.
 

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like to keep it basic
 

A:blinkmx security config

You need a login password OR PIN, possibly change UAC to Always Notify and a system image incase of malware infection or some kind of error - your system is unsecure.
@Umbra
 

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what is better windows 7 or windows 10 for gaming and do you think I should get comodo firewall but if I do I will have to get eset nod32 antivirus because they aren't compatible what do you think?
 

A:Andrew999 Security Config

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at the moment, stick with Win7 until final rekease of Win10 ; from the feedbacks i got, Win10 is lighter than Win7 so should be better at gaming.
 

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This Is my security config, Comments are welcome, Although the NS W Backup, Is being Used, I usually don't even run an AV beyond MBAM, as I do not go to any sites beyond my usual sites in windows. All other Web browsing is done on a iPhone.
Usual sites being:
Youtube
Facebook (No links are ever clicked)
Twitch
My schools website
Microsoft Dreamspark,
gensokyou radio
nexusmods
Twitter
Tumblr(Some crazy crap on there, Is funny to read)
Here, Lurked til recently
Myanimelist
If not done on my iPhone, will be done in a Virtual Machine.
 

A:kaddy Security Config

Nice and simple
 

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