Advanced Plus Security Cryogent Security Config 2021

Last updated
Dec 10, 2020
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Manual - check for updates, but do not auto-install
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
PC1 - KSCF / Hard_Configurator / AdGuard Desktop
PC2 - KSCF / Hard_Configurator / AdGuard Desktop / VoodooShield
PC3 - KSCF / Hard_Configurator / AdGuard Desktop
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
-Hard_Configurator 5.1.1.2 with Recommended Settings / FirewallHardening with Recommended H_C
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
EEK / AdwCleaner / KVRT
Secure DNS
NextDNS
VPN
Windscribe - on demand
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
PC1 - tweaked flags Brave - ClearURLs / BD Traffic light / Netcraft / CSS Exfill / LocalCDN
PC2 - tweaked flags Brave - ClearURLs / BD Traffic light / Netcraft / CSS Exfill / LocalCDN
PC3 - tweaked flags Brave - ClearURLs / BD Traffic light / Netcraft / CSS Exfill / LocalCDN
Maintenance and Cleaning
Autoruns, CCleaner.
Personal Files & Photos backup
Macrium Reflect
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
None
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Shopping. 
  4. Banking. 
  5. Working from home. 
  6. Remote assistance. 
  7. PC and cloud gaming. 
  8. Multimedia. 
  9. Shared access. 
Computer specs
CPU- I7 4790
Memory - 24 GB DDR3
GPU - Asus Nvidia Turbo GTX 1060 6 GB
Motherboard- ASUS Z97M-Plus
Storage - 1 X SSD OS 256GB; 1x WD 1TB; 1x Samsung 500GB
Case - HP ENVY 750 Case
Power Supply - Seasonic Focus+ 550W Gold
Laptop Asus N56 VZ
CPU- I5 3210
Memory - 16 GB DDR3
GPU - Nvidia GT 650M with 2GB
Storage - 1x SSD Adata 512GB
CPU- Intel I3 3220
Memory - 12 GB DDR3
GPU - Radeon R9 370
Storage - 1 SSD 128 GB
Personal changelog
10-01-2021 - removed VoodooShield
11-01-2021 - removed Privacy Badger
11-01-2021 - added LocalCDN
17-01-2021- added NextDNS
Feedback Response

Most critical feedback

Protomartyr

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Sep 23, 2019
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Privacy Badger doesn't auto-learn to block new trackers by default anymore due to some security vulnerabilities in the way the heuristic learning works (more information in the article linked below). It instead now relies on a pre-trained tracker blocklist that is the same for everyone. You can still use the heuristic function if you choose to do so (and if you are fine with the potential security risk) but you will have to enable it in settings.
Source: Privacy Badger Is Changing to Protect You Better

Since you already use Brave's built-in ad block, you can drop Privacy Badger.
 

SecureKongo

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Feb 25, 2017
1,816
Good, I will remove PB from Brave.
Now one thing I don't know is, if I use LocalCDN with the rest of browser add-ons is useless or not... I know less is better, but I wonder...
Adding LocalCDN or Decentraleyes sounds like a good idea. Probably the only extension that can actually still improve the privacy on Brave a little.
 

cryogent

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Oct 1, 2016
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So, i subscribed for a yearly plan of NextDNS and added to all my devices manualy because my router settings not allowed me to change DNS (is not ideal .... but I'm happy with that too)
So far no major problem, i will wait few days to see if something go wrong.
 

SecureKongo

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Feb 25, 2017
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So, i subscribed for a yearly plan of NextDNS and added to all my devices manualy because my router settings not allowed me to change DNS (is not ideal .... but I'm happy with that too)
So far no major problem, i will wait few days to see if something go wrong.
Router config doesn't seem to work anyway at least for me. My devices still don't recognize NextDNS with those DNS Servers:
45.90.28.101, 45.90.30.101
 

SeriousHoax

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Mar 16, 2019
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Router config doesn't seem to work anyway at least for me. My devices still don't recognize NextDNS with those DNS Servers:
45.90.28.101, 45.90.30.101
Have you clicked on here?
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cryogent

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Oct 1, 2016
271
Ok, i will remove Netcraft,
but hypothetically speaking does it have anything if they are both enabled in the browser?
 
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