Advanced Security Cleo Home PC Security Config 2023

Last updated
Mar 1, 2023
How it's used?
OS (desktop)
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Windows BitLocker
Log-in security
    • Physical security key
Security updates
Manual - check for updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Windows 11 SAC
Turned Off by choice (Note: cannot be re-enabled by the user)
WiFi network firewall
Router firewall is On
About WiFi router
Just there for back-up. Not used so far.
Real-time security
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Home
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Windows 11 Advanced Hardware Security.
Periodic malware scanners
Windows Defender.
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Edge, Bitwarden, AdGuard, DecentralEyes, Emsisoft, Mailvelope
Secure DNS
AdGuard DNS
VPN & Protocol used
PureVPN (GoogleOne VPN also installed but current version leaks DNS so not used.)
Password manager
Maintenance tools
Solidigm Storage Tool
File and Photo backup
Google Drive 2TB plan.
System recovery
Manual backup one per month to Synology NAS.
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Downloading software and files from unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Coding and development
Computer specs
Notable changes
Dumped Avira for Emsisoft after the MalwareTips giveaway. Added a second 2.5Gb/s NIC.
What I'm looking for?

Looking for minimum feedback.


Level 5
Thread author
May 25, 2020
Not used for much gaming. Mostly watching lectures and running Python assignments. Late night Netflix too.
I don't use WiFi. The College ethernet is free and hosted by the national university network. Very secure they say...
Speed is a cool 900-950mbps up and down.


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