Advanced Plus Security Andrew3000's Security Config 2023

Last updated
Jan 15, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
BitLocker Device Encryption for Windows
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Off
Network firewall
Enabled
Real-time security
Kaspersky Total Security—Tweaked
Firewall security
About custom security
Kaspersky:
Unknown App: High restricted (also connection to internet blocked)
Application started before kaspersky: High restricted (also connection to internet blocked)
Trust digitally signed application: Disabled
KSN Rules: Enabled
Custom Folder Access Rules (permission, protecting folders, permissions of apps etc…)
Custom Firewall Rules
Others custom KTS settings

Others:
Hard_Configurator by Andy Ful
Periodic malware scanners
Norton Power Eraser, HitmanPRO, MBAM - AdwCleaner.
Malware sample testing
I do participate in malware testing. See details about my testing environment below.
Browser(s) and extensions
uBlock Origin, Bitwarden, LanguageTool, Trocker
Secure DNS
NextDNS
Desktop VPN
PIA/Express VPN
Password manager
KeePassXC with 64 chars length.
Maintenance tools
Kerish Doctor, WiseCare 365
File and Photo backup
Documents Backup with Macrium Reflect + @MaxSyncUP to push the backup to Google Drive.
Only Encrypted Backups.
System recovery
Full Image Backup with Macrium Reflect using 3-2-1 rule + @MaxSyncUP to push the backup to Google Drive.
Only Encrypted Backups.
1 Daily Backup
1 Backup every hour
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Browsing the dark web
    • Working from home
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Downloading software and files from unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Requesting and accepting remote access
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
    • Coding and development
    • Downloading malware samples
Computer specs
CPU: i9 12900kf
RAM: 32 GB DDR5
GPU: RTX 3080TI
SSD1: 2TB 980 Pro NVMe
SSD2: 111GB SATA6
HDD: 1TB
What I'm looking for?

Not looking for any feedback.

Andrew3000

Level 11
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Feb 8, 2016
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Also using:
  • Comodo Cleaning Essentials / Autoruns
  • Process Explorer
  • Autoruns
  • GetSusp (From McAfee)
  • ShadowDefender
  • SandBoxie
  • TCPView
  • Others tools
Every drive is encrypted with BitLocker

EDIT: 15/04/2022

FROM:
Unknown App: Low restricted (also connection to internet blocked)
Application started before kaspersky: Low restricted (also connection to internet blocked)
Trust digitally signed application: Enabled

TO:
Unknown App: High restricted (also connection to internet blocked)
Application started before kaspersky: High restricted (also connection to internet blocked)
Trust digitally signed application: Disabled

EDIT 15/01/2023

FROM:
Bitwarden

TO:
KeePassXC
 
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