Please post your Pc security here.

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by sid_16, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    #1 sid_16, Aug 5, 2013
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    Here I'm posting/creating this thread to know the member's PC security awareness level and try to learn how to keep the PC secured and virus free for safe computing and net surfing. The experts can post their opinion/suggestion/correction to some one's security configuration .
    Inspired by Malware tips . Here are the examples how to post your security configuration.

    PC Environment: Private
    Security Awareness: (i.e)Moderate/ low/Advanced
    Exposure to Malware; (i.e) Low/Moderate
    Infection Rate; (i.e) Low/moderate/high
    Operating System; (i.e) Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 SP1/Windows8
    Architecture; (i.e) 32/64-bit
    Real-time Protection ; (i.e)Avast/Avira/Bitdefender/AVG/Esetetc./Nothing
    On-Demand Tools ; (i.e) MBAM/Hitman pro and EEK (portable) for scanning malware packs
    Web Browser ; (i.e) Chrome/IE/Firefox
    Extensions and Plugins ; (i.e) QR-Code Tag Extension/Ad block/Traffic light/etc.
    UAC ; (i.e) Turned on /off
    RAR & ZIP: (i.e)WinRAR /7zip etc
     
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  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Bah, might as well contribute.

    PC Environment: Private/Home
    Security Awareness: Advanced
    Exposure to Malware: Low
    Infection Rate: Low
    Operating System: Windows 7 SP1
    Architecture: 32 bit
    Real-time Protection: Laptop = MSE, Desktop = MSE, Media server = Bitdefender
    On-Demand Tools: MBAM/Hitman pro (rarely use them on my computers, just for fixing friends/family)
    Web Browser: Firefox
    Extensions and Plugins: Ad Block, grease monkey, HTTPS everywhere, New Tab Homepage
    UAC: Off
    RAR & ZIP: 7zip
    Backup: Each computer I have has System Restore enabled. Desktop and Laptop OS's are backed up incrementally every fortnight to my NAS/Mediaserver, Media Server OS is backed up weekly, Data is on a RAID 10 array and is backed up every week. Each computer is running Comodo firewall.

    Other info; When I download a file that looks sus to me, I run it in a VM with restore points to see if it has any effects. I also do online scans with virustotal.com of files and check the results. If I get infected, I have system restore points and system images that I can use to get back up and running. Haven't been infected for a good amount of time now.
     
  3. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    Very good security configuration.
     
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  4. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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    PC Environment: Private/Home
    Security Awareness: Advanced
    Exposure to Malware: Low
    Infection Rate: Low
    Operating System: Windows 7 SP1
    Architecture: 64 bit
    Real-time Protection: Laptop = MSE, Desktop = Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro,
    On-Demand Tools: Malwarebytes
    Web Browser: Pale Moon X64
    Extensions and Plugins: None
    UAC: On
    RAR & ZIP: 7zip, Winrar
    Backup: Acronis True Image 2013, backup to external 1TB removable drive weekly.
     
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  5. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    #5 Humphrey, Aug 6, 2013
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    PC Environment: Private
    Encryption: TrueCrypt'ed Main HDD.
    Security Awareness: Moderate
    Exposure to Malware: Moderate
    Infection Rate: Low
    Restore: Disabled.
    Operating System: Windows 8 Pro
    Architecture: 64-bit
    Real-time Protection: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013
    On-Demand Tools: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro
    Web Browser: Firefox 22.0 [Do not track me enabled]
    Extensions and Plugins: Adblock Plus, Disconnect.Me, NoScript, HTTPS everywhere.
    UAC: On/Highest Level [Default]
    RAR & ZIP: 7-zip


    Additional: I have a Windows Account to login to my computer that's a standard user, my Administrator account is activated and passworded. Firewall has had all its rules disabled. I scan ever other night while sleeping.


    Fyi- posting system information such as these makes it easier for people to get at you.
     
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  6. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    #6 windsman, Aug 7, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
    PC Environnment : Private
    Security Awarness : Advanced
    Exposure to Malware : Low
    Infection Rate : Low
    System Restore : Disabled
    Net.Bios : Disabled
    Registry and services : Tweaked (Administrative share, Anonymous Network access, Gateway Detection, Router DHCP Discovery, Password caching, Remote support, Upnp.....)
    Operating System : Windows 7 Pro SP1
    Architecture : x64
    Windows Firewall and UAC Off
    Real-time : Emsisoft Anti-Malware, SpyShelter Firewall, AdMuncher Premium
    On-demand : Malwarebyte's Pro, SuperAntiSpyware Pro
    Web Browser : Chrome (parameters tweaked).
    Password Manager : KeePass
    Privacy : Privazer
    RAR & ZIP : 7-zip


    Comodo LeakTest Results : 340/340

    Paranoid : Yes:D

    windsman.
     
  7. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Only the stupid ones :D lol
     
  8. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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    ^^^^^^ Just a little paranoid you think ? :p
     
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  9. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Your not paranoid enough.
     
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  10. MLP

    MLP MDL Novice

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    PC Environment: Private
    Security Awareness: Advanced
    Exposure to Malware; Low
    Infection Rate; (i.e) Low
    Operating System; Mac OS X 10.8.4
    Architecture; 64-bit
    Real-time Protection ; Nothing
    On-Demand Tools ; None
    Web Browser ; Safari, Firefox
    Extensions and Plugins ; Adblock
    UAC ; No such thing ^^
    RAR & ZIP: BetterZip
     
  11. CRA2YHAVOK

    CRA2YHAVOK MDL Senior Member

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    PC Environment: Private
    Security Awareness: Advanced
    Exposure to Malware: Low
    Infection Rate: Low
    Operating System: Windows 8
    Architecture: 64-bit
    Real-time Protection: Avast
    On-Demand Tools: MBAM & Hitman Pro
    Web Browser: Chrome
    Extensions and Plugins: Adblock/Ghostery/WOT
    UAC: On
    RAR & ZIP: 7-Zip
     
  12. spencer09

    spencer09 MDL Novice

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    That's great !
     
  13. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Installed Security Software:
    • NO AntiVirus Apps on any Computer at my LAN
    • NO any other Security apps in any Computer at my LAN
    • ALL Firewall's are disabled on any computer at my LAN

    Smoothwall Express running as kind Hardware Firewall and AV/Security Agent between my WAN and my LAN!

    Not every one's way but keep my systems clean and free from any infection over the past few years. And also keeps all the Resources, mainly needed by such apps running on station computers, for for to use because not needed by such apps!
     
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  14. andr0id

    andr0id MDL Novice

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    Maybe its stupid to be completely honest and open on this thread...