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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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,

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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It's primary advantages include:
Very high-level physical system protection with minimal resource impact
Compatibility between installed software
Simple configuration (I'm not saying Comodo is simple to use; for novice it can be difficult)
It works and is sufficient for day-to-day computing...

Bottom line is that it works very well both on my specific system and for me personally. Consequently, it is security configuration that I will continue to use...

It's primary disadvantages include:
Adguard and KeyScrambler Pro\Premium are paid software; Comodo and KeyScrambler Personal are freeware
Implementation and learning curve with Comodo (but there is always great help for those determined to make it work)
User does need a moderate amount of IT knowledge


A:HJLBX SSD-Only Security Config

Good config.

Maybe it's good idea upgrade to W10, W10 store part of pagefile on memory under "system" process.

PD: Actually SSD's doesn't need the same care as first models.

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This is my security configuration

A:Beedy Security Config

Nice and simple, if you're happy I am

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My personal preference is Linux .
But my work requires me to have both Linux and Windows systems .
On Linux I generally do not use any malware protection although some
of my Linux systems have grsec as kernel hardening.

I decided to give my answers for Windows as my main system .....
.... at least that way I can give answers to most of the config questions

A:Myriad's security config

I think you forgot to add AV
Tiny Wall is a Firewall not a [email protected]
Add some AV,other than it looks ok.

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This is my security configuration

A:papioke security config

Hey fairly good config however it may be a good idea to add another On Demand Scanner such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Avast Free, Also for exploit protection using Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Finally, you should at least have UAC Enabled to Default.

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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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So far Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 isn't light (yet no so heavy) on my system -- and I am running a trial version! I would like to have an AV that would be light on my system - I have a low-end computer. The Webroot license I was using expired a few months ago.

Once I have another light AV, then I would use my VoodooShield Premium license.

Please don't suggest Panda, ESET NOD32/SS, or Avast.


A:ifacedown's Security Config

Participate in Malware Hub: On my Host PCClick to expand...

this shouldn't happens

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I have always had a problem with malware, as I am always on the Internet. I am wondering, what antivirus software should I use and how many? The one thing I know nothing about in computers is malware, so my defense is probably lacking.

A:snopdog666 Security Config

Not best, but better is AVG or Avast.
Add more scanner for on-demand scanner. Zemana AntiMalware, Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes antimalware.

Hitman pro is free for scan system but you need to buy the product if you try to remove viruses too.
Zemana AntiMalware and Malwarebytes antimalware is free for scanning system and remove malwares.

Try CCleaner for Privacy and Optimisation.

thats it from me.. and welcome to MalwareTips

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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

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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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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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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My main Desktop security config.

A:Neno Security Config

@Neno No complaints from me Thanks for sharing.

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P.S. Rising Anti-Malware Engine CommandLine included its engine used on VirusTotal.

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Just changed up some of my security apps.. I used Comodo FW for a loooong time but got tired of the HIPS popups (I know I can turn them off). Tinywall has been great so far.. though I wish it would fire a popup when it blocks applications as adding new ones can be a pain sometimes.

I'm thinking of adding another realtime scanner like Hitman or Zemana.. so any suggestions on that is appreciated.

Also - I used to run with UAC off on my previous install so I'm not too familiar with how this works. Am I able to run as a standard user, with UAC on and have it so I do not have to enter my admin password every time but instead just click "Yes"?


A:SmokeyJoe's Security Config

Good selection of realtime and manual security suites. Looks solid, Consider a different Password Manager, you can find a few that is offering a year during the holiday seasons. Check out the giveaway section of the forums.

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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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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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what are any conflicts or holes in this security configuration?

A:shmu26 security config

Switch utorrent with qbittorrent because utorrent is not to be trusted. Just google utorrent bitcoin miner to see a portion of their fail.

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I'm looking for opinions, I don't like using main AV for conflict reason, during past I was using ESET with WinAntiRansom, but from a lot of time I'm not able to make them cohesist, after few reboots the system stop rebooting or shutdown. I tested Kaspersky 2017 but I'm not able to make it work with SimpleDNSCrypt. Windows Defender I don't like the system impact and notification about scan. I tested also WebRoot but I don't like the password manager things. So I'm open to new frontiers.

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Just added New Bitdefender Total Security 2016 , previously had Malwarebytes Pro along with Bullguard internet security. Not sure what second line security is needed /compatible with Bitdefender. Any Advice?

Have noted Bitdefender and Acronis Scheduler seem to have a conflict. both work sor far though.

A:Joe's Security Config 2016

Nice configuration, I would recommend you add some on-demand scanners...

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This is my security setup. What do you think?

A:Zero Knowledge Security Config

Fine configuration already, Kaspersky TS can perform well without any companion security products.

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- My system was never infected however every month I detect 1-2 Trojans from other's USBs.
- Not heavy user. Just little multimedia and document stuff only.
- I keep important files and pics backed up on few cloud storages.
- Use only home and work Wi-Fi (barely 4-5 users).

Acer TravelMate 4740
i3-370m; 2 GB RAM

A:TranquilKnight's Security Config

Very good config.
To optimize the USB malware detection you can consider McShield.
MCShield ::Anti-Malware Tool::

Thanks for sharing.

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i don't use anymore anti virus since too heavy i know malwarebyte anti malware very light on system.
plus i don't do anything risky.so many year not infected

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Firewall: GlassWire Network Monitor Pro
Backup and restore: Macrium Reflect Free and some complete images.
Speecy: HW monitor
Shadow Defender, Sandboxie.

Hello guys, I decided to dramatically increase my security level by building a PC entirely and exclusively dedicated to Malware Analysis.
This PC does not contain any personal or sensitive information.

Allocated virtual systems for the analysis lab: Windows 10 Home inside VirtualBox 5.1.4

Behavioral and static analysis tools

File system and registry monitoring: Process Monitor
Process monitoring: Process Explorer
Network monitoring: Wireshark
Code-analysis tools, disassembler and debugger: OllyDbg and IDA Pro Freeware, PE Studio, IlSpy

Change detection: Regshot
Memory dumper: OllyDumpEx
Online analysis tools : Anubis, Malwr, Deepviz.
Real-time threat assessment: WebInspector
Historical reputation data: URLVoid and MxToolbox

Other tools
Visual Studio Express : the main Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from Microsoft.
Code::Blocks: a free C++ IDE built to meet the most demanding needs of its users. It is designed to be very extensible and fully configurable and has multiple compiler support (default GCC).
Detect it Easy: another one PE identifier
ProcDump: a command-line utility whose primary purpose is monitoring an application for CPU spikes and generating crash dumps during a spike that an administrator or developer can use to determine the cause of the spike.
Java Decompiler
Spy++: spying tool with point-an... Read more

A:LabZero War PC Security Config

Looks good! Thanks for sharing it

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I'm using bitdefender over a year now. previously i used emsisoft, but didn't have money when it expired. So went back to bitdefender.
I usually scan the laptop with EEK monthly. I dont install software much.
have genuine windows and office.

A:Iroshan464 Security config

At the time of this post I have marked your Security Setup for Windows 10 as Secure.

I have found no issues that would require you to change or remove any software.

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Lighthouse50's Security Config!!

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Nothing fancy at all.
Avast free with Web and File Shields. I don't bother with CC in Avast as it seems half-baked.
Hardened mode is currently off.

A:cp4eva Security Config

Maybe add a password manager such as Lastpass and uBlock Origin.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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Daily backups off to Raid-5 NAS.

A:GuruNot's Security Config

I got nothing to say, looks amazing, thanks for sharing your config! All software you are running seems like an Enterprise setup, must have cost quite a bit....Grab Shadow Defender if you haven't, my most used app right now...

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I tend to test a lot of security software both in VM and on my host machines. So My configs are forever changing. Sorry about the DP but my old Config thread was basically broken. It gave me an error every-time I tried to update it regardless of what I did it gave me the "Something Went Wrong" Error. So feel free to delete that thread if possible admins Thank-you for the fantastic mods and the fantastic website and it's members.

Again sorry for the double but this is the config thread I will be updating and adding onto since I have several configs on desktops, Laptops Etc. Each having their own unique config based on hardware specs age, OS, etc. I will post some of those configs as well.

A:Pneuma's Security Config

Very nice Configuration, i have nothing to add

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QuadCore Intel Core i7-4790K, 4400 MHz (44 x 100)
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H -DIMM3:
G Skill RipjawsZ F3-2133C9-8GZH 8 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3
G Skill RipjawsZ F3-2133C9-8GZH 8 GB DDR3-1600 DDR3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (4 GB)
ST1000DM003-1CH162 (1000 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-III)

A:VinDiesel Security Config

Nice config.

I think you should add another on-demand scanner like; Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Crystal Security or HitmanPro.

Thanks for sharing.

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