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#1 AnythingButMalware

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

Operating System: Windows 10 (Professional)
Architecture: 64-bit (x64)
UAC: Always notify me
SmartScreen: Enabled

Threat Protection (real time & on-demand):
  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware
  • Windows Defender (works in conjunction with Emsisoft)
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Norton Power Eraser
  • NoVirusThanks OSArmor
  • SpywareBlaster
Browsers & extensions:
  • Mozilla Firefox: uBlock Origin, Cookie AutoDelete, Privacy Badger, Decentraleyes, Signed Pages, Fraudscore, HTTPS Everywhere
  • Google Chrome: uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere
Privacy, Security, and Maintenance:
  • BleachBit (w/ winapp2.ini enabled)
  • Secunia PSI
  • Auslogics Disk Defrag
  • IBM Quad9 DNS
Backup & Data Recovery:
  • Flash Drives
  • Macrium Reflect
Other Software:
  • GIMP
  • FileZilla
  • SumatraPDF
  • PeaZip
  • Notepad++
  • VLC media player
  • qBittorrent (not for piracy, only for large files)
Here is a clean copy in case anyone would like to re-use the format that I used:
Operating System:
Architecture:
UAC:
SmartScreen:
Threat Protection (real time & on-demand):
[list]
[*]Add that here...
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Browsers & extensions:
[list]
[*]Add that here...
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Privacy, Security, and Maintenance:
[list]
[*]Add that here...
[/list]
Backup & Data Recovery:
[list]
[*]Add that here...
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Other Software:
[list]
[*]Add that here...
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Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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#2 NickAu

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:40 PM

Operating System:Arch Linux

Architecture: 64 bit
UAC: Same as not running as root
SmartScreen: N/A
Threat Protection (real time & on-demand): None

 


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#3 AnythingButMalware

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:55 PM

Operating System:Arch Linux

Architecture: 64 bit
UAC: Same as not running as root
SmartScreen: N/A
Threat Protection (real time & on-demand): None

 

Nice! Arch and other distro's based on Arch (Manjaro / Antergos) have always seemed to be my favorite.


Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:51 PM

Operating System: Windows 7 x64
UAC: Always notify me
SmartScreen: Enabled

Security software: ESET NOD32 as main AV. Malwarebytes, Emsisoft, Zemana with all real-time protection disabled. Scan as needed.
Backup: Crashplan
Firewall: Behind household router & Windows Firewall Enabled
Network Monitoring: Glasswire


Future plans:

Upgrade to Windows 10
Setup a endpoint protection type setup so I can manage the AV for all the computers in my household.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:19 PM

Security by obscurity...

 

Ubuntu 16.04.3 Mate Desktop

 

GUFW Firewall manager and Router Firewall...TP-LINK

 

Occassional image backup on external hdd and backups to multi Email accounts, DVDs, Flash Drives

 

Firefox 58.0.1 64 bit with NoScript and Adblock Plus extensions

 

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#6 Grinler

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

I went for many years not even having antivirus installed. While I do not recommend it, if you are diligent, paranoid, and have backups its doable.

Personally, I think I was ultimately foolish, because the risks were not worth it.

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

Operating System: Windows Vista Home
Architecture: 32-bit (x32)
UAC: Always notify me

 

Threat Protection (real time & on-demand):

  • AVAST Internet Security
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:45 PM

Windows 10 64 bit
UAC: disabled
Eset and MBAM.
Backup: Acronis

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:17 AM

Being a cyber security engineer... this is probably going to sound bad.

 

Windows 10 64 bit:

UAC: Default (notify me when apps try and make changes)

Threat protection: Windows Defender

Browser: Chrome - WOT, ADGarud AdBlocker

Backup and data recovery: Google drive (I do have a file share setup locally... but my server has been offline for a while)

 

Copy pasta of what Nick said for LInux.

 

Once I started using W10 more regularly I stopped downloading antivirus. Defender is just as good for me, and as I am the only one that uses my PCs, I know where I go. If its potentially a shady site, I boot Linux and use that. I go to pretty regular sites on Windows and haven't had a virus in years.


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 12:43 AM

 

If its potentially a shady site,

I use Puppy Linux Live on a laptop with no HDD


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:05 AM

Windows XP Home (My PC)
Windows Firewall
Trick POSReady 2009
Black Viper's List
No NET Installed
No Java
No Flash I.E.8
PsExec
Google DNS
MBAE Premium
OSArmor

Firefox ESR - Custom Setting About:Config

U.B.O.
NoScript
Canvas Defender
No Resource URI Leak



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:08 AM

W.10 Home 1709 (PC my Daughter)
S.U.A.
UAC Max
Windows Smart Screen
Google DNS
Black Viper's List
Windows Firewall
I.E.11 Off - WMP Off - Disable Flash in Edge - Onedrive Off
Validate Admin Code Signatures set to 1
Additional LSA Protection.
OSArmor
Windows Defender Security Center

    Controlled Folder Access.
    Exploit Protection.
    PUA Protection

Chrome x64

    --no-referrers

Chrome://Flags

    Extension Content Verification - Enforce Strict
    Enable AppContainer Lockdown - Enabled
    framebusting-needs-sameorigin-or-usergesture - Enabled
    Strict Site isolation - Enabled

U.B.O. + NoCoin Filter List + RW_DOMBLDomain Blocklist + RW_URLBLURL Blocklist + RW_IPBLIP Blocklist + Aaklist
ScriptSafe
HTTPS Everywhere
Click & Clean



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:22 AM

W10 Pro

 

Common Sense

Kaspersky AV

MBAM Pro

WinPatrol

Common Sense

SpywareBlaster

Windows Firewall + Router NAT

UAC disabled

Weekly drive / partition images with Acronis True Image

And oh yes - COMMON SENSE :)



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 09:09 AM

XP, Win 7, Win 10 (triple-boot), with timely install of critical updates for the latter two.

Eset, SAS, Malwarebytes 2.2, Windows Firewall

Periodic backups, using Macrium Reflect

 

I trust my computing/browsing habits...thus far, I've had no reason not to.

 

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:39 AM

I am just amazed I have not been infected yet. The amount of malware I have on machine from when I test it for guides and for researching a story is a bit scary. Should prob do something about that!




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