SECURITY: Risk DonatoM3's 2019 Security Configuration

Last updated
Jan 15, 2019
Windows Edition
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
Sophos Home Premium
OPNSense running IPS and Sensei with GEO-IP filtering for Firewall
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Malware testing
Periodic security scanners
Browsers, Search and Addons
Chrome with Lastpass
IE with Lastpass
Firefox with Lastpass
Maintenance and Cleaning
Personal Files & Photos backup
Veeam Endpoint Backup
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
Veeam Endpoint Backup
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Banking. 
  3. Browsing the web. 
  4. Downloading software. 
  5. Streaming. 
  6. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  7. Working from home. 
Computer specs
Custom Built
Asus Z170
32gb Ram
GTX 1080
512gb NVME drive Boot Drive
1TB SSD drive for games and extra programs
1TB MIsc programs 7200rpm drive
2TB Data Drive
All encrypted with Bitlocker.


New Member
Jan 6, 2019
I haven't had an infection yet more due to good practices and making sure I keep UAC on for any change.
Any family members use a different pc with regular user accounts so they get password prompted for any software installs.
Recently installed Sophos Home Premium but still evaluating all the different software out there.


Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
@donatom3, consider:
  • Specify if W10 has Device Security: SmartScreen enabled.
  • Also specify the version of Sophos.
  • In Web Privacy, You may add a VPN service.
  • For Virus and Malware Removal Tools You may add: ZAM Free, Norton Power Eraser and MalwareBytes 4 Win Free.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing Your config :giggle: