Advanced Plus Security bsdaddict's security config 2020

Last updated
Feb 2, 2020
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Default - allow security updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Malwarebytes Premium / Windows Defender
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Malwarebytes Premium / Windows Defender
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox w/ uBLock Origin, DDG Privacy Essentials
Maintenance and Cleaning
AIDA64, CCleaner
Personal Files & Photos backup
Macrium Reflect
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect
Device backup routine
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Downloading software. 
  4. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  5. Working from home. 
Computer specs
Homebuilt
i5 7400
GTX 1050ti
DDR4 16 GB
1 TB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 SSD

bsdaddict

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Feb 3, 2020
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Hello everyone. This is my current config. It's not final. I just recently upgraded to Win 10 once the EOL for 7 was getting real close and am going through my config and researching what's best for each area. Happy to hear any suggestions.

As for the firewall, I was running Comodo previously but am trying out Glasswire + SecureAPlus. Glasswire's ok for firewall but Comodo's HIPS was better than SecureAPlus. And I liked Comodo's virtualization support. Thinking of going back.
 

harlan4096

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Welcome :)

You may set UAC to Always Modify. Also You may use tools such as Hard_Conbfigurator (@Andy Ful) or NVT SysHardener to harden Your system.

In Data BackUp, consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.

In Virus and Malware Removal Tools, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit and HitManPro.

A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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See here why it's important to set UAC to Always Notify:
You can maximize Windows Defender defenses with ConfigureDefender:
Or go even further with Hard_Configurator: