Advanced Plus Security Brambedkar59's Security Config 2024

Last updated
Jan 6, 2024
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
Other operating system
2 older laptops running Win 10 (one with F-secure and other Kaspersky Free)
On-device encryption
N/A
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
    • Basic account password (insecure)
Security updates
Check for updates and Notify
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Smart App Control
Off
Network firewall
Enabled
Real-time security
Kaspersky Free 2023
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Idle scanning, inject script and https scanning disabled
Periodic malware scanners
Norton Power Eraser
EEK
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
N/A
Browser(s) and extensions
Common extension/Search in all browsers: Bitwarden, Google Search
Edge (Default): Adguard, BD TrafficLight, Lyrics Here, Shazam
Firefox (Secondary): Adguard
Chrome (Just in case above 2 doesn't work): Adguard
Secure DNS
NextDNS
Desktop VPN
Windscribe VPN
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
Biweekly run: Windows Built-in, CCleaner, WiseCare 365 (Rarely used), Driver Store Explorer [RAPR] (for deleting old drivers not needed)
For finding program updates: PatchMyPC, UCheck & RuckZuck
HiBit Uninstaller
File and Photo backup
Google Drive, OneDrive
System recovery
Hasleo Backup Suite
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • 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
    • Gaming
    • Gaming with third-party mods
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
11400H (UV via ThrottleStop), 3050Ti (UV via G-Helper), 16 GB, 0.5TB + 1 TB NVMe, 1 TB & 4 TB HDD (for image backup and downloads)
Notable changes
Kaspersky Security Cloud Free -> Avira Prime
Avira Prime -> Kaspersky Security Cloud Free
Kaspersky Security Cloud Free -> MalwareBytes
MalwareBytes- > Emsisoft AM
Emsisoft AM -> Bitdefender TS
Bitdefender TS -> Kaspersky Free
Kaspersky Free -> MS Defender
MS Defender -> Kaspersky Free
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

Notes by Staff Team
  1. This setup configuration may put you and your device at risk!
    We do not recommend that other members use this setup. We cannot be held responsible for problems that may occur to your device by using this security setup.

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Why is this setup considered insecure?
I guess the setup status is automatically determined based on certain parameters. A setup that appears insecure may not actually be insecure in practice. For instance, I rely on Comodo Firewall, customized and without an antivirus. An antivirus wouldn't provide any additional protection to my setup (it would only affect usability for me). If I'm correct, it/MT would label my setup without AV as insecure, and adding the weakest AV to the setup would make the status secure. Similar to Windows Security, it would notify me to install AV and show a secure status after installation.
 
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brambedkar59

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Finally switched over to Hasleo Backup Suite, seems pretty stable, tried both adding Boot menu and creating recovery USB drive and they both worked out of the box. (bootable media needed Intel IRST drivers, which Hasleo did ask while creating it). Backup time for creating full system image was similar to AOMEI.

Changes: Removed AOMEI Backupper Standard

Win 11 updated to build 22631.2861 (Updated on last month's patch Tuesday)
 

Vasudev

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Nov 8, 2014
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Finally switched over to Hasleo Backup Suite, seems pretty stable, tried both adding Boot menu and creating recovery USB drive and they both worked out of the box. (bootable media needed Intel IRST drivers, which Hasleo did ask while creating it). Backup time for creating full system image was similar to AOMEI.

Changes: Removed AOMEI Backupper Standard

Win 11 updated to build 22631.2861 (Updated on last month's patch Tuesday)
Is it better than Macrium Reflect PE. I wanted disk imaging with windows and linux partitions.
 
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brambedkar59

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Yeah thanks. I'm using free version of PE image. Just wanted a different alternative. I use the personal version in Sergei Strelec Win 11PE.
I don't think free version had RDR.
 

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