Just recently discovered the site - I got here looking for how to make the best use of the tools built into Windows so that's what I'm using currently for AV/firewall
Thanks @harlan4096. I've implemented both suggestions with Macrium Reflect Free for system backup and Bitwarden as Password Manager.@rndmblk:
In Backup and RollBack, You may add a full Image System BackUp solution: Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliable.
A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing
Thanks @Gandalf_The_Grey - I'll have a look through both links. Reducing the number of extensions while maintaining protection sounds good.While all those extension are great: noScript, HTTPS everywhere, Privacy Badger, Bitdefender Trafficlight.
You could loose some if you invest time in the blocking modes of uBlock Origin:
Browser Add-on - uBlock0rigin in Medium mode for Lighter and Stronger Protection, with Less websites breakage and hassleWhy a seperate thread? I got a few questions of the uB0 settings I posted in Old School's uB0 tips and tricks. In stead of stealing that thread I thought it might be better to create a new thread to explain these settings. I also got a question how to apply this on other browsers, so I left out...malwaretips.com
Thanks @security123 - I'll read through your guideNice to see another Windows internal security build
With Edge you can also take a look at my guide for isolate your surfing against shopping: Edge - Chromium-Edge "3-Browser-Profiles" Solution
This will increase your privacy and also can use better hardening in default profile without loosing comfort in banking profile
High is the best balance between security and usability.I dropped my ConfigureDefender setting from MAX down to High. I found that I was getting more notifications than I prefer and I believe High is still a considerable improvement over the default settings. I'm just trying to find that balance between security and convenience/minimum number of notifications.