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Ctrlz's Security Config

Q: Ctrlz's Security Config

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

Preferred Solution: Ctrlz's Security Config

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Malware Analysis Set-up

Virtual Machine:
Windows 8.1
Ubuntu Server 16.04.2

VM Windows (analyse malware):
Process Monitor

VM Ubuntu Server (simulate fake network):
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?


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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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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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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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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-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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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.


A:Ty's security config

Why have you disabled updates, not a good idea.

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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


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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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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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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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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This is my security config but will change soon as I will add new things to it

A:MalwareTracker Security Config

1: rule of Security config; Don't talk about security config...
Okay, okay, Backup,Backup, Like macrium. Consider change abp => ublock origin or Adquard. Also, HTTPS- Everywhere is must addon. I presume you have chrome/cromium based browser, so Scriptsafe give some ++ .
Iolo? Yeah i use it many, many years ago dunno, how it works nowadays, but usually ccleaner is enough. Maybe zemana or NPE in second opinion scanner.

Thank you for sharing!

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Could You advice me in the best security config to Windows 10 ?

I tried a lot of programs and now I realy don't know but in my opinion only windows defender dosen't do conflicts with system windows 10.

Recantly I installed appguard and my system starts work very slow.
Spyshelter firewall make some bugs like stops windows host

etc. ( i tried yet avira pro, avast, eset, emisoft )

that please write me whats should i try yet.

A:The best security config to Windows 10?

No such thing man. Windows Defender is enough so long as you exploit anti-executable/virtualization software. Just be sure to have a few on-demand scanners (like Zemana, Emsisoft, etc) on stand-by in case of an infection.

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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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A:starter Security Config

I would suggest:

Enable UAC to at least the default setting
Enable Windows Smartscreen, there's absolutely no reason not to
You should add to your chrome installation some extensions: https everywhere (maybe metadefender or script blocker as well)
You should use some sort of system image backups (at least); Macrium Reflect (free) is an awesome candidate
Thank you for sharing

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My Kapersky Total Security is about to expire so I need to think about if I want to renew it or simply go to the free AV route.

One thing to consider is that I have Malwaresbytes (lifetime) installed, so I though that maybe paired with Windows Defender could be a decent option to keep my PC secure.

I'm downloading some torrents, so yes I could grab some viruses one day, but I don't click on everything that look untrusty.

Could Windows Defender do the job paired with Malwarebytes or should I renew Kapersky (+/- 20$ for a year)?

A:Chojo's Security Config

If you like Kaspersky then by all means renew it - but Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium, Automatic Updates, UAC and Windows SmartScreen is really sufficient as long as you use common sense.

You should download Sandboxie and sandbox your torrent(s).

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My security configuration on 22.06.17

A:security config YURY


Set UAC to Always Notify
Add HTTPS Everywhere to your browser(s)
Having three real-time solutions is unnecessary and likely to cause a hit to performance and possible conflict if you run into malware. I'd suggest dropping either Zemana or Malwarebytes (I'd ditch Malwarebytes personally) and using it as an on-demand scanner instead.

Thanks for sharing.

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So this is my current setup.
I realize that im lacking in backup and my choice of searchengine but besides from the obvious id like some suggestions for additions on my realtime and on-demand capabilities.

I apologise to the admins but ive tried to edit my previous entry w/o luck so im guessing that the "Security Configuration Wizard" is updated since my last entry!?


A:nclr11111 Security Config

If you need to edit your config:

MalwareTips Rules - How to Update your Security Config without creating a new thread!

Good security setup apart the lack of backup plan, really necessary!
You can add Zemana Antimalware Free or paid as additional on demand scanner.

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My Security config. Thanks

A:Soorya Security Config.

Hello, good to see another avast! user You should add Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and Anti-Malware Free.

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To virtualization - shadows defender

A:Neon Security config

I can't find anything wrong with it. Looks good to me.

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Hi All,

So after reading posts on MalwareTips for just over 6 months, this is my current security configuration. It's nothing special or fancy at all. I have tried to keep it quite simple with as little fuss required along with safe browsing habits to protect me. Also, I have installed VoodooShield and followed the settings guide for Kaspersky on MT. Any suggestions are very welcomed.

Best wishes,


A:BlitzSpectre's Security Config

Looks good to me. Maybe add HTTPS Everywhere.

Thanks for sharing your config with us here at MT.

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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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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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I would like to get some information from you guys regarding the malware analysis. I'm still a newbie in to it.At this moment I'm only looking to identify the changes that the malware does to a system without going in to the code level. I use following monitoring tools.

-Process Explorer
-Process Monitor
- Windows inspection tool set.

I would like to get any recommendation for registry monitoring tool which can actually track all the registry changes made by the malware process. I tried Regmon but it's quite difficult to isolate only the registry changes made by the malware. Also I would like to know a good tool identify the exact tcp connection the malware process make to the outside. Also a good file motioning tool might be helpful as well.

Mean time I'm going through the threads and checking out the tools you guys are using.

Any help here would be much appreciated.

A:Dulan Security Config

I recommend to make system image backup. Windows built in or good free ones like Macrium, Aomei or Veeam. Thanks for sharing!

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This is my configuration.Is it good to protect my computer?

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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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Lighthouse50's Security Config!!

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Work in progress.

A:XIII's Security Config

Looks good. Thanks for sharing.

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I think Sandboxie makes life so much safer in terms on venturing into uncharted territory. Hopefully I can get my hands on it this year

A:Sana Security Config

Hey, @Sana. Excellent configuration overall - simple and efficient.
One note though: Consider AOMEI Backupper Standard or Macrium Reflect Free as free system imaging (system backup) applications. I recommend you use either one of them to create at least one clean, full system image, which you can use to restore your system to its exact state, as it was when you created that system image. The restore process takes about 10-20 minutes, and it is much faster than formatting your hard drive and re-installing the entire OS.

Other than that, you're good to go.

Thanks for sharing your config with us!

P.S. Happy new year!

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Any pointers very much appreciated.

Edit to say Zemana AntiLogger Premium.... Not Zemana AntiLogger Free.

Thanks for pointing that out, Klipsh.

A:Scotfree's Security Config.

Good setup

Zemana AntiLogger Free is discontinued, you can move to Premium Edition.

Zemana AntiLogger Free

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Any suggestions? Gladly appreciated!

A:Outlaw's Security Config

Looks good to me sir. I have nothing to add.

Thanks for sharing!!

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My Bitdefender account is free with promos. When I start to run the Bitdefender antivirus, I am very far from computer viruses. I think it is a good product.

A:Emre's security config

Great configuration, @Emre! Your real-time and on-demand scanners are top-notch!
And I really love your choice of backup software! Always make sure you have a clean, full backup image of your system, so that you can restore the exact state of your system, as it was when you created that backup.
Lastly, I would like to recommend KeePass as a very secure and reliable password manager (read its security features here). KeePass is open source so its source code can be checked by anyone to verify its legitimacy and to verify that it does not contain any malicious code. People can also compile their own builds of the software to make sure that it does not contain any malicious functions.
Thanks for sharing your configuration with us!

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Hi, folks. Old reader of MT, novice as to community member. Good luck.

A:Bombus Security Config

Looks good to me so far, but regarding "Non. I have them all in a word document" - I would use a password protected, even better 2FA protected PW manager, for e.g. LastPass, to prevent password stealing by trojans / data loss.
BTW there is a ZAM giveaway ATM, feel free to join in

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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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Thanks for all contributions at this place.Its great.

A:Nevis security config

Hi! you can a https everywhere and privacy badger to your browser extensionlist , hitman pro alert is NOT an on demand scanner , unless you mean hitman pro. I would replace webroot for something else ( norton or emsisoft ) if I where you when the subscription runs out. webroot is sort of mediocre ( without starting a flaming discussion here ) thanks forsharing your config 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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Hello guys! I am building my configuration, please rate everything and don't hesitate to recommend or ask anything! My main focus is on secure internet banking. Maybe I should use Avira AV instead of avast!, but I just love avast! for no apparent reason I use internet banking - that's why the SpyShelter. Anti-Exploit against 0-days.

I am looking for firewall, other than Comodo because it's not fully compatible with my setup and I had some issues with it in the past. I am also not comfortable with Windows bult-in as it can't block outgoing traffic. Thanks in advance for your answers! Please also list some comparatives as I wasn't able to find any and rate my current setup ZonerAlarm Free Firewall (or paid?) looks good, what about that?

A:RXZ6Q Security Config

Looking good! Everything is covered nice and you have lot's of on demand scanner, which is good
For firewall ZoneAlarm is a good choice. It has been a very decent firewall for years now. The only thing that is maybe a bit annoying to it is that it is not that light (or at least it wasn't in the past when I tried it) and it has some advertising screens from time to time in the free version. But apart from that it is worth considering.
Another good free one, but maybe a bit harder to configure right and with lots of options is Privatefirewall.

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A:satish09 Security Config

Which version of Bitdefender do you use?
You should add a second opinion scanner such as Zemana Anti-Malware Free or Malwarebytes. It is crucial a backup/recovery plan to safeguard your personal data . You can use Windows default or third parties, such as Aomei Backupper.

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this is my current config, as of June 5 2016

A:Shmu26's new security config

Good setup.I like [email protected]

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