Advanced Plus Security Devjit's Security Config 2022

Last updated
May 5, 2022
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Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Home
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
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
F-Secure SAFE + Windows Firewall Control
RunbySmartscreen + Simple Windows Hardening
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
None
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Emsisoft Emergency Kit (weekly)
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (monthly)
Secure DNS
Quad9
VPN
Windscribe
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
Microsoft Edge
Maintenance and Cleaning
Bleachbit Portable
Privazer Portable
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect
Device backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
PC activity
  1. Working from home. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Emails. 
  4. Shopping. 
  5. Banking. 
  6. PC and cloud gaming. 
Feedback Response

General feedback

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

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Apr 7, 2022
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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

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Apr 7, 2022
58
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

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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

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Apr 7, 2022
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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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