Advanced Plus Security Devjit's Security Config 2022

Last updated
May 5, 2022
Use case
Private use
Desktop OS
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Login unlock
OS updates
Automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
WiFi network security
Malware protection
F-Secure SAFE + Windows Firewall Control
RunbySmartscreen + Simple Windows Hardening
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall for Windows 11 / 10
Custom security info
None
Periodic scanners
Emsisoft Emergency Kit (weekly)
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (monthly)
Malware samples
I do not participate in malware testing.
Default browser / extensions
Microsoft Edge
Secure DNS
Quad9
VPN
Windscribe
Password manager
Bitwarden
Security keys
Maintenance tools
Bleachbit Portable
Privazer Portable
Personal backup
Google Drive
Backup frequency
Automatic
Recovery backup
Macrium Reflect
Recovery plan integrity
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Gaming
Feedback response

Moderate feedback appreciated. If applicable, looking to make some major or minor changes.

devjit2020

Level 2
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Apr 7, 2022
87
Hello everyone this is my security config. I'm thinking about adding Simple Windows Hardening and RunbySmartscreen but I don't know if they are required if I'm using SysHardener and VoodooShield. Any suggestions and advice are welcome. :D
 

silversurfer

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Aug 17, 2014
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Hello everyone this is my security config. I'm thinking about adding Simple Windows Hardening and RunbySmartscreen but I don't know if they are required if I'm using SysHardener and VoodooShield. Any suggestions and advice are welcome. :D

SysHardener latest update has been released very long time ago. You can replace it with Simple Windows Hardening.
ESET IS with tweaked/created HIPS rules should be enough, but you may prefer to keep VoodoShield ;)
 

devjit2020

Level 2
Thread author
Apr 7, 2022
87
SysHardener latest update has been released very long time ago. You can replace it with Simple Windows Hardening.
ESET IS with tweaked/created HIPS rules should be enough, but you may prefer to keep VoodoShield ;)
Yeah SH has been updated quite a while back. Shadow Defender also has been updated quite a while back. Till now SD works flawlessly on my PC and that's why I have kept it. I rarely use it when I test new softwares. Also these are the settings I use for SysHardener (just unassociate the file extension for script files) and till now these have worked perfectly for me. ESET IS has been tweaked but I have not added any HIPS or Firewall Rules. I have tweaked only the settings like enable detection of Potentially Unwanted Applications and Unsafe Applications and set the sensitivity of ESET to Aggressive. I've also set the Real-Time Protection to enable Advanced Heuristics/DNA Signatures and enable Runtime Packers.

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devjit2020

Level 2
Thread author
Apr 7, 2022
87
So my ESET license expires. Did a complete secure erase of my SSD and reinstalled Windows. Changed from ESET to Quick Heal Internet Security. Also added Simple Windows Hardening and RunbySmartscreen. For browser I've opted for Edge.
 
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silversurfer

Level 85
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Aug 17, 2014
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Does KVRT update its database? Or do I have to download the latest version every time? If it updates it's database then I have no problem in using KVRT.
You are right. Unfortunately, for KVRT it's still required to download the latest version from the homepage. Of course, it's a downside...
But I personally recommend KVRT due to it's ability scanning for possible system memory infections by malware.
 

devjit2020

Level 2
Thread author
Apr 7, 2022
87
Thanks for your suggestions everyone. I've opted for Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool. I'll run a scan with EEK every week and a scan with KVRT every month(will download the latest version each time before scanning).
 
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