Advanced Plus Security Der.Reisende Security Config (Q3/2022)

Last updated
Dec 16, 2022
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Evaluation mode
Network firewall
Real-time security
F-Secure Internet Security v18.5 or later
Firewall security
About custom security
Evorim Firewall
Set to always ask on new network connections
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
Microsoft Edge (always latest stable)
Bitdefender TrafficLight for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
AdGuard Extension for Google Chrome (always latest stable)
Bitwarden Free (always latest stable)
Desktop VPN
F-Secure FreeDome 2.55.431.0 or later
Password manager
Changed from LastPass (they limited / crippled the free version for mobile too much) to Bitwarden (free). Set to logout being idle >15 minutes, or by browser closure. Pin-Code yes, 2FA not yet activated.
Maintenance tools
see Periodic scanners, apart from that, no "tuning" tools.
File and Photo backup
Personal files are backupped to external HDDs.
System recovery
None, as the personal files are backupped to external HDDs, in case of infection / system failure, the system is freshly installed
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • 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
Computer specs
The machine has remained unchanged, it is an
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
Notable changes
Ditched K7 Ultimate Security v17 because advertised MAT AI did not serve with expected improvements (see K7 MAT thread).
After a very short trip to Avast Premium (which slowed down my machine noticeable, and broke my system clock after uninstall and reboot, not fixable), I completely reinstalled the machine.
After shortly trialling Windows Defender, I switched to F-Secure Internet Security.
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I thought it was time to update my previous config, as I stumbled across it.
Actually, there hasn't has changed a lot NOW, apart from Win 10 -> Win 11, and AppCheck AntiRansomware Free joining the party. :)
Ditched McAffee GetSusp (2nd opinion scanner) however, and set HitmanPro to perform EWS (EarlyWarningScoring, which is meant to show and rate unknown files (possible 0-days), however not that useful IMO, it found lots of M$ entries, which it still deemed safe).
QuickHeal has been ditched long time ago, K7 has become my long-time love. Notable changes as described above.:)

As for the question on Network Firewall: I use a mobile phone hotspot (iPhone).
My laptop connects to the internet behind a VPN, and K7 is equipped with a software firewall is enhanced by Evorim Firewall (which complements built-in Windows Firewall).

When malware is tested, it is being tested inside ShadowDefender environment.
For that reason, no personal data at all is stored on the machine.
Traces (Temp files,...) are cleaned up regularly, the machine is scanned by 2o quite often.
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