Advanced Security Der.Reisende Security Config (Q1/2022)

Last updated
Jan 4, 2022
How it's used?
For home and private use
OS (desktop)
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, Apple TouchID)
Security updates
Automatic - allow all updates
Windows 11 SAC
WiFi network firewall
Real-time security
As the PC is also used for online banking, a security check (TCPView, SystemExplorer, AutoRuns) before logging in into sensitive pages is done.
Malware Testing is performed within ShadowDefender environment.
No login data is saved on the machine (for no software), everything is backupped on eHDD after creation, and is only plugged in on demand and after security check.

As for Network Firewall:
My internet connection is provided by a mobile hotspot from my iPhone, no extra VPN on it (VPN is on the machine itself).
Firewall security
About custom security
K7 Total Security Infinity
Enable Worm Blocking, Scan outgoing eMails
also Scan Memory, Tracking Cookies, Unwanted Registry Entries, Unwanted Files
System Monitor:
Custom Level of Protection (actually all boxes are activated by default or because of "High" setting used before)
Always Prompt if a new Software is installed when changes are found
Do not automatically allow signed files / recognized by the System Monitor
Ask for outbound connections of non-whitelisted apps
Intrusion Rules: Activate also SMB Exploit Detection 1, HTTP Server Exploit Detection 1 and FTP Server Exploit Detection 1

Data Locker:
Trusted by Data Locker (some custom, like as SoftMaker, Paint, Snipping tool):
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe
C:\Windows\system32\PickerHost.exe (=Snipping Tool to create screenshots)
C:\Windows\system32\SnippingTool.exe (=Snipping Tool to create screenshots)
C:\ProgramFiles\SoftMaker Office 2021\TextMaker.exe
C:\ProgramFiles\SoftMaker Office 2021\PlanMaker.exe
C:\ProgramFiles\SoftMaker Office 2021\Presentations.exe

Folders protected by Data Locker: C://: Documents, Music, Pictures, Desktop (last named = custom)

Data Locker by default protects Pictures and Documents against writing performances by processes not whitelisted as above.
Periodic malware scanners
Norton Power Eraser (free by default)
HitmanPro (free)
Microsoft SysInternals AutoRuns and TCPView (free by default)
Mister Group System Explorer (free by default)
Malware sample testing
I do participate in malware testing. See details about my testing environment below.
Browser(s) and extensions
Brave Browser x64 (always latest stable), Edge Browser x64 (always latest stable).
Bitwarden (Password Manager, free version)
AdGuard (Adblocker, free version)
Google Translate
Bitdefender TrafficLight
Secure DNS
ISP DNS, see first post.
VPN & Protocol used
F-Secure FreeDome v2.43.809.0 or later.
Password manager
Bitwarden (Chrome Extension for Brave Browser), Auto-Lock after 5 minutes inactivity / instantly after browser is closed
Maintenance tools
None, all by hand.
File and Photo backup
Personal files are backupped to external HDDs, in case of infection / system failure, the system is freshly installed
System recovery
See above.
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
    • Downloading malware samples
What I'm looking for?

Looking for maximum feedback.


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Dec 27, 2014
Happy New Year everyone 🎆
Why change something when it's running smooth? So this is kinda the same config and hardware as it was 2021, beyond Windows 11 having replaced Windows 10, and I plan spending my money on travelling a lot this year instead :)

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