At-Risk carl fish security config 2021

Last updated
Dec 12, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 11
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • None
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
Third-party router
Real-time protection
Trend Micro Maximum security
voodooshield pro 6.82 Beta
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Enabled Core Isolation
enabled Force randomization for images mandatory (ASLR)
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Malwarebytes latest version
Secure DNS
express vpn
VPN
express vpn
Password manager
Last Pass
Browsers, Search and Addons
Microsoft Edge
Firefox
added ad gard
Maintenance and Cleaning
Cleaner
Personal Files & Photos backup
external hard drive
macrium reflect 8 home
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
external hard drive
macrium reflect 8 home
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Shopping. 
  4. Banking. 
  5. File sharing and torrents. 
  6. Multimedia. 
Computer specs
HP Notebook - 15-db1006ax
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Version: 19043.1023
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
8GB Hynix 2400MHz
AMD Radeon(TM) 530 series, AMD Radeon(TM) Vega 3 Graphics
Personal changelog
Enabled Core Isolation
enabled Force randomization for images mandatory (ASLR)
Firefox latest and ad block plus
installed windows 11 latest build
Enabled these optional features:
hyper v
Guarded host
Microsoft defender application guard
Windows sandbox
Trend Micro Maximum security
voodooshield pro 6.82 Beta
removed hit man pro
removed ad block plus for adgard
Feedback Response

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harlan4096

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In Personal Files & Photos backup, You may also use cloud services...

And in Device recovery & backup, You should use full backup system image solution, such as Macrium Reflect or AOEMI BackUpper...

Thanks for sharing :)
 

Spawn

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Jan 8, 2011
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If your VPN is always-on, it may already have a secure DNS configured at the network adapter level.



Alternatively, Microsoft Edge can change your browser's DNS settings. Go to Edge Settings > Privacy > Secure DNS > Choose a service provider.

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Thales

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I would use NextDNS instead of express VPN. This way you don't even need Norton safe web extension.
You get the safe web browsing, less attack surface and incredible browsing speed without ads.
 

silversurfer

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is adding WiseVector StopX or Crystal Security to my setup on top of Norton and vs pro overkill, which av engines does wise vector use looks like 360 security to me?

Norton together with VoodooShield is really more than enough protection!

WiseVector offers very good protection overall, but it's redundant if you will keep Norton as your AV.

Crystal Security looks like on inactive development:
February 23rd, 2019
Crystal Security 3.7.0.40 - What's new
  • Updated File Handling System.
Source: Crystal Security
 

Guilhermesene

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Good configuration and you gave me an idea but also a question. I was reading the tip from members here in the community and I was in doubt, which would be better: ESET + NextDNS or Norton + NextDNS?
 

carl fish

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Mar 6, 2012
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For dns i would say next dns and for antivirus Norton for me is good apart from when it's fixing items sometimes it will only give you the option of rescan or exclude
It is also based on personal preference eset would be powerful better detection bult in hips etc
 
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harlan4096

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You can also un tick: Trust in digitally signed apps, but this will lead to block (moved to Untrusted) some legit apps which are unsigned... that's it how I have mine :)

But probably no need if also running VS...