At-Risk carl fish security config 2021

Last updated
Dec 12, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Trend Micro Maximum security
voodooshield pro 6.82 Beta
Firewall security
About custom security
Enabled Core Isolation
enabled Force randomization for images mandatory (ASLR)
Periodic malware scanners
Malwarebytes latest version
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Microsoft Edge
added ad gard
Secure DNS
express vpn
Desktop VPN
express vpn
Password manager
Last Pass
Maintenance tools
File and Photo backup
external hard drive
macrium reflect 8 home
System recovery
external hard drive
macrium reflect 8 home
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
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
Notable changes
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
What I'm looking for?

Looking for maximum feedback.


Staff Member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
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 :)


Staff Member
Jan 8, 2011
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.



Level 15
Top Poster
Nov 26, 2017
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.


Level 85
Honorary Member
Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Aug 17, 2014
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 - What's new
  • Updated File Handling System.
Source: Crystal Security


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

Level 7
Thread author
Mar 6, 2012
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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Staff Member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
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...

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