Advanced Plus Security Amico's Gaming Security 2021

Last updated
Nov 10, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Bullguard Antivirus
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Default settings
Periodic malware scanners
HitmanPro
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Firefox + Ublock Origin + F-Secure-Safe-Addon
Secure DNS
None
Desktop VPN
None
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
Kerish Doctor
File and Photo backup
One Drive
System recovery
Macrium Reflect Free
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Gaming
Notable changes
03.08.2021 Upgrade to Win 11 Beta Channel
03.08.2021 Removed F-Secure Antivirus
03.08.2021 Testing Gdata Basic Antivirus
05.08.2021 Back to Windows Defender
07.10.2021 F-Secure Safe (1-year -Promo)
10.11.2021 Bullguard Antivirus
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

silversurfer

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Do you already using Autoruns by Windows Sysinternals, this tool is highly recommended even to check for former software drivers leftover...


 

Thales

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For a gaming setup F-Secure Antivirus is perfect. I don't think you will notice any slowdown because of it. Good to see you are using SUA, it is another layer.
Set UAC to maximum! (it is strongly recommended)
 

amico81

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For a gaming setup F-Secure Antivirus is perfect. I don't think you will notice any slowdown because of it. Good to see you are using SUA, it is another layer.
Set UAC to maximum! (it is strongly recommended)
Yes, f-secure is really fast..no delay at starting programs or games. ( and i have tested so many other av's in term of impact...like panda, webroot or mcafee)
 

amico81

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Do you already using Autoruns by Windows Sysinternals, this tool is highly recommended even to check for former software drivers leftover...


Yeah i'm using Autoruns by Windows Sysinternals too. I have made first experiences with it to search the process avg overseer after deinstall of avg. (y)
 

amico81

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Back to Microsoft Defender.
The reason is the upgrade to Win 11 Beta Channel on my gaming system.
The new OS runs fine, no issues and is very fast.
I love the new desgin.
Surprised how stable is it. Gratulations to Microsoft.
 

amico81

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new day, new test:

I wanna check the performance of Gdata Antivirus (30 days trial version) with Windows 11
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amico81

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removed: Windows Defender. he was light in Beta Windows 11. No comparison
to the slow version in win 10. Maybe they have done some changes under the hood:unsure:
added:
F-Secure Safe (Thx to the 1-year promo here (y)) my whole system is light and snappy.
 

Shadowra

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Hello :)

Good configuration, but I would add NextDNS to filter ads, tracking cookies and some security settings.
A VPN to make browsing anonymous (there are cheap ones)
Plan your backups, so you don't have to think about it anymore ;)
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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You have Firefox + uBlock Origin + F-Secure Safe.
That should be enough.
Netcraft is "only" for phishing.
TrafficLight and Next DNS didn't do so great in the latest test done here (post 1474 and further):
 

Kongo

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TrafficLight and Next DNS didn't do so great in the latest test done here (post 1474 and further):
I would say that NextDNS is a DNS provider that is good for attack surface reduction while browsing. Throwing a bunch of malicious links with the same format at it doesn't say much as many of it's security advantages are not covered by those links (TLD-blocking, IDN Homograph-blocking, NRD-blocking etc.). I'd say that you should always use a good additional blocklist in NextDNS. For my browsing habits NextDNS + OISD blocklist is absolutely enough and doesn't require me to install another extension that has access to all my browsing data. After all I hope that the malicious web-filtering in NextDNS will be improved further. Especially the recently released "AI-Driven Threat Detection" could be interesting in the future when more and more data will be fed to the AI-engine.
 

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Yes, I've found uBO to be the jack-knife of browser ext. If there's a way to consolidate as much as possible into there, I'll find it eventually. There's a blocklist for phishing also--Phishing Army on Filter Lists. com. Just got updated today but personally, I don't use it now. Do use OISD basic list as SecureKongo mentioned. (y)
 

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