Advanced Security Asterixpl Security Configuration 2022

Last updated
Jun 3, 2022
Use case
For personal use
Shared with
No one
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Windows OS SKU
Home
Login Unlock
    • Passwordless PIN or Biometrics
Sign-in with
Microsoft account
Primary user
Standard rights - Restricted permissions that prevent harmful changes
OS updates
Allow security updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Network firewall
Always-on protection
F-Secure SAFE
VoodooShield Pro (AutoPilot Mode | Aggressive)
WhitelistCloud
Firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall (Windows 11 or 10)
Custom RT/Firewall security
Modifying Windows 11:

Auto Play - disabled
O&O shut up 11 (recommended settings)
O&O app buster (slimmed-down system)
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Once a month scan with the following scanners:
  • EMSISOFT Emergency Kit
  • Malwarebytes Anti Malware
  • Norton Power Eraser
  • Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
Secure DNS
NextDNS
VPN
NO
Password manager
KeePass
Browsers and Extensions
MS EDGE as my main browser with add-ons :
  • AdGuard
Utilities for Maintenance
Once a week cleanup with the Hibit Uninstaller package tools.
Once a month with PrivaZer (portable version)
Occasionally using the cleaning tools built into Windows 11
Files & Photos backup
AOMEII Backuper PRO
Files & Photos backup routine
Automatic
Emergency recovery plan
Once every two weeks a copy of the entire system partition is made to an external drive.
Integrity of recovery plan
None
Tasks performed
    • Browsing the web
    • Browsing to unknown sites
    • Working from home
    • Receiving, sending and opening email attachments
    • Buying goods from online stores, entering card details and addresses
    • Logging into personal banking to check statements and payments
    • Downloading software from reputable sites
    • Watching movies and TV series via subscriptions
Computer specs
Brand and model:
ACER AN515-54-551F

CPU model:
Intel Core i5-8300H

GPU model:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

RAM type and size:
8 GB

Storage type and size:
512 GB SSD
Notable changes
03/21/2022 - MKS_VIR Internet Security + VoodooShield for free
03/22/2022 - Windows User Account Control - Maximum (always notify) added
13/04/2022 - Sandboxie Plus added
16/04/2022 - Simple Windows Hardening + Macrium Reflect Free added
17/04/2022 - Mozilla Firefox added
22/04/2022 - Deleted Mozilla Firefox, Sandboxie Plus. Added Opera
03/05/2022 - Testing AVIRA Free Antivirus for a few days
05/05/2022 - Comodo Secure Shopping added
06/05/2022 - Avira stays for good + VS PRO
10/05/2022 - TinyWall added
11/05/2022 - Delete TinyWall, added Windows Control Firewall
12/05/2022 - Test kit: MS Defender + DefenderUI (aggresive mode) + VodooShield Pro
16/05/2022 - AVIRA Free AV + VS Pro
21/05/2022 - Bitdefender TS + VS Pro
25/05/2022 - Bitdefender IS + VS Pro
08/09/2022 -
Microsoft Defender (DefenderUI Free | Recommended Profile) + VoodooShield (AutoPilot Mode | Aggressive) + WhitelistCloud
17/10.2022 - F -Secure SAFE
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

silversurfer

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There seems to be a conflict to me. NextDNS crashed after installing Windscribe.

As expected, probably it's nonsense trying to use both, just choose either Windscribe VPN or NextDNS. Keep in mind when using any VPN then all your network traffic including browsing all running through your VPN, that means a special DNS (NextDNS, Quad9, Cloudflare, etc.) would be useless if your VPN is always enabled 24/7.
 

Kongo

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And I took advantage of the one-year promotion on Kerish Doctor 2022.
Hope it doesn't crash my Windows :)
Been using it in the past and never had any issues. Still I don't think that any of the tools are necessary in Windows 10 or 11 and it only increases the chance of something breaking on your system. Trust me, Microsoft knows best what is good for your system. Just use the built in tools of Windows and ditch Kerish Doctor. Thats my opinion. (y)
 

Asterixpl

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Mar 19, 2022
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Today (04/01/2022) - a return to the proven fast 7-zip. I don't like other archivers (PeaZip, BandiZip). And so archiving all other programs comes down to 7z. Today I quit Shadow Defender. Little used. And secondly, I don't need to "bunker" like that
 
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