Advanced Security anirbandutta01's Security Config 2022

Last updated
Nov 21, 2022
Use case
Private use
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Device encryption
Login unlock
    • Passwordless (PIN or Biometrics)
    • Password
OS updates
Check for updates (manual)
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
WiFi network security
Router firewall: unknown
Firmware: up-to-date
Malware protection
ESET Internet Security (Primary, I run Full system scan once in a week)
KVRT (secondary Anti-Malware, I run scan once in a month)
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall for Windows 11 / 10
Custom security info
N/A
Periodic scanners
Once in a week/month
Malware samples
I do not participate in malware testing.
Default browser / extensions
Browser: Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, Brave
Primary: Edge (Default browser) but mainly I use Firefox)
Extension: uBlock Origin, Internet Download Manager (Free), Malwarebytes Browser Guard, AdGuard
Secure DNS
Cloudflare DoH in Browser
VPN
N/A
Password manager
N/A
Security keys
Maintenance tools
N/A
Personal backup
External HDD
Backup frequency
Manual
Recovery backup
Data Backup External HDD / Windows Backup
Recovery plan integrity
Never had to use my recovery plan
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • 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
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
8 GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, 128GB SSD (installed Windows 10 Pro X64 22H2 on SSD) Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz 3.09 GHz
Notable changes
Added 4 GB RAM on 21st October 2022
Install ESET Internet Security on 17th November 2022
Uninstalled Opera browser & Brave installed on 21st November 2022
Feedback response

Moderate feedback appreciated. If applicable, looking to make some major or minor changes.

anirbandutta01

Level 6
Thread author
Jun 18, 2022
256
Some reading:
Hello, after reading this poll, I've downloaded KVRT & impressed by it's performance. Does it detect Script based malware & tracking cookies ?

But I have to download it every time so MBAM is better ... i think.
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

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Hello, after reading this poll, I've downloaded KVRT & impressed by it's performance. Does it detect Script based malware & tracking cookies ?

But I have to download it every time so MBAM is better ... i think.
It does detect script based malware, but no tracking cookies.
For that use a good adblocker, block 3rd party cookies and/or clean your browser.
You have to download it again when there is a new version, but KVRT will inform you.
It is one of the best of its kind.
 

anirbandutta01

Level 6
Thread author
Jun 18, 2022
256
It does detect script based malware, but no tracking cookies.
For that use a good adblocker, block 3rd party cookies and/or clean your browser.
You have to download it again when there is a new version, but KVRT will inform you.
It is one of the best of its kind.
Monthly one time scanning is enough I think... with KVRT
 
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