Advanced Plus Security ErzCrz Security Config 2022

Last updated
Jan 1, 2022
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Home
Login security
    • Password-less (PIN, Biometric, Face)
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Other users
Other accounts are Standard users
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
Microsoft Defender
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Hard_Configurator set to Recommended Settings
FirewallHardening with Recommended rules
ConfigureDefender set to High
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Emisoft Emergency Kit
Secure DNS
Provided by ISP Sky Shield though occasionally Cloudflare over http.
VPN
Sophos VPN for working from home connection only
Password manager
Keepass
Browsers, Search and Addons
Edge with uBlock Origin with tweaked Hard Mode.
Search varies but usually Bing or DuckDuckGo or if I'm really struggling Google if I can't pintpoint what I'm looking for.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Windows built-in Disk Clean-up and Storage Sense.
Personal Files & Photos backup
OneDrive for documents, 2nd partition for large deposit of photos to save OneDrive space.
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Macrum Reflect Free Full Monthly and Differential Weekly backups
Device backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
PC activity
  1. Working from home. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  4. Emails. 
  5. Shopping. 
  6. PC and cloud gaming. 
  7. Streaming. 
Computer specs
Personal changelog
22.01.2022 - Reverted to Comodo Internet Security setup with Firefox as default browser and Thunberbird email client.
15.05.2022 - Reverted to Hard_Configurator setup following errors after uninstall and PC reset with Edge as default browser for MD integration while also sticking to Thunderbird for email & Updated backup routine.
Feedback Response

General feedback

Trooper

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My suggestion is that you should be taking more frequent backups with MR. I always do before changing security suites etc. That way if something goes wrong or you simply do not like, it, restore back and done. Back up and running in minutes vs. hours.

System restore can't be relied upon full stop. Sometimes it will do the trick yes, but for the most part, backups are what is key here. Sorry you have to re-install everything now.
 

ErzCrz

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Reverted back to H_C FWH CD setup. Disk image monthly planned but investigating space require as C drive is 500gb and D is 500gb though C only needs backing up.

There has been a Comodo update but again just focused on Pro at at this moment I could do with just a simpler strong protection that won't cause system errors though it could have just been a failed update.

Windows does have built-in disc imaging so I'll try both out and see what works best but jeez, 5 hours + I won't get back. That'll teach me.
 

Trooper

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Aug 28, 2015
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Reverted back to H_C FWH CD setup. Disk image monthly planned but investigating space require as C drive is 500gb and D is 500gb though C only needs backing up.

There has been a Comodo update but again just focused on Pro at at this moment I could do with just a simpler strong protection that won't cause system errors though it could have just been a failed update.

Windows does have built-in disc imaging so I'll try both out and see what works best but jeez, 5 hours + I won't get back. That'll teach me.

Backups backups, backups. Even if you are using the free version of MR, it is better than nothing. Even if you get yourself an external USB drive and back up to that, it would suit your needs.
 
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ErzCrz

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Backup only used 50gig and only took 40 minutes for full backup. Scheduled full backup Monthly and then Differential backup weekly. We'll see about retention based on space on external drive. :D