SECURITY: Basic Der.Reisende Security Config (Q3/2020)

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Oct 23, 2020
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Personal, primary device
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
QuickHeal Internet Security v19.00 (12.1.1.11), x64
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
AdvanceDNAScan Behavior detection level: High
Anti-Keylogger turned on
Firewall Advanced Settings: Firewall level: Strict
Malware testing
Periodic security scanners
Norton Power Eraser (free by default)
HitmanPro (free)
McAffee GetSusp (free by default)
Microsoft SysInternals AutoRuns and TCPView (free by default)
Mister Group System Explorer (free by default)
Browsers, Search and Addons
Brave Browser x64 (always latest stable) // Microsoft Edge (always latest stable)
Bitdefender TrafficLight for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
LastPass (always latest stable)
Maintenance and Cleaning
see Periodic scanners, apart from that, no "tuning" tools.
Personal Files & Photos backup
Personal files are backupped to external HDDs.
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
None, as the personal files are backupped to external HDDs, in case of infection / system failure, the system is freshly installed
Device backup routine
None
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Banking. 
  3. Browsing the web. 
  4. Streaming. 
  5. Malware samples. 
  6. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  7. Working from home. 
  8. Multimedia. 
Computer specs
Laptop:
ASUS R558U
Intel i5-7200 U @ 2,5 GHz (7th gen.)
Nvidia Geforce 940 Mx GPU
8 GB RAM (no details available at the moment, stock config)
1 TB HDD + 128 GB SSD

My other machine is now almost only used by my mum, so I don't include it. The maintenance is done by me, same config / backup,... as the laptop, but with K7 Total Security (highest possible tweaking) and without VPN.
Personal changelog
Replaced Huorong Internet Security by QuickHeal Internet Security (reactivated existing subscription).

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Just noticed I haven't updated this post for a long time (actually I didn't change much, apart from the AV installed from time to time), plus I changed the VPN back to F-Secure FreeDome.

As the PC is also used for online banking, a security check (TCPView, SystemExplorer, AutoRuns) before logging in into sensitive pages is done.
For extra security, 2FA is used whereever available, LastPass logins are limited.
Malware Testing is performed within ShadowDefender environment.
Because of that, the PC is free of any personal stuff, currently Steam is installed, however 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.

I'm actually very fond of Huorong IS now, especially of the custom HIPS, which can stop not known to signatures - ransomware not detected by BB / HIPS. Still, the signature detection and the BB still lack a lot at it's current state.
For personal reasons, reactivated my QuickHeal Internet Security license.
 
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