Advanced Plus Security EscapenMatrix Laptop Security Configuration 2020

Last updated
Apr 27, 2022
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Linux distro
Fedora 36
OS edition
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Standard user - Limited permissions
Other users
Other accounts are Admin users
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
Norton 360
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
  • O&O ShutUP settings almost all , except few I need
  • Few Tweaks from the Page Manage connections from Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating system components to Microsoft services like disabled optional updates
  • Document Antiexploit Tool of HardConfigurator
  • Simple Windows hardening On Recommded + Few Extra Settings
    1. Elevation of unsigned Executables Restricted
    2. Admin Windows script Host Restricted
    3. SRP Policy Scope is set to High
  • AntiExploit Settings for Firefox and edge from @oldschool Laptop Configuration Link + Code integrity guard - ON for firefox also
  • Edge Flags from the same @oldschool post
  • Firefox privacy.resistFingerprinting true
  • Edge and Firefox are set to https everywhere and strict tracking protection
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners

  1. Norton Power Eraser
  2. Emisoft Rescue disk
  3. Eset Online scanner[
  4. MalwareBytes
  5. TDDS Killer
  6. Microsoft security essentials

Although I don't scan with any of them usually :ROFLMAO:
Secure DNS
NextDNS with all almost all settings in Security Tab + Few TLDS like

















Steven Black ,osid and NextDNS Ads & Trackers Blocklist

Windows Native Tracking Block and Block Disguished third party trackers in Privacy settings

Block Gambling , Porn , Dating , Privacy and safe Search in Parental Control

Anonymized EDNS Client Subnet , Cache Boost ,Cname Flattening and web3 in Settings tab of NextDNS
Norton VPN(Trial)
Hotspot VPN(from the Giveaway here)
Bitdefender VPN(From the Giveaway here)
Windscribe VPN(from the Giveaway here)

Don't use any of them mostly , current Norton VPN is downloaded as I am Testing Norton AV . But I like the speed of Bitdefender VPN .
Password manager
1Password(current using & testing it , found from Giveaway here )
Browsers, Search and Addons
  1. UBlock with all the lists . Ublock is Set in Medium Mode
  2. Bitdfender TrafficLight(Don't Care about Privacy Issues Much)
  3. Smartscreen on edge
  4. Norton Safe web and family (for Norton testing )
  5. 1password
Maintenance and Cleaning
Iobit Unistaller(Found its pro from Giveaway)
My own system fix.bat script
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive
External Drive
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect Free Version
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. Banking. 
  7. Downloading software. 
  8. Multimedia. 
  9. Streaming. 
  10. App developer. 
  11. Malware samples. 
Computer specs
Acer Predator Helios 300
Intel Core i9-11900H
‎NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3070
1TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD
Personal changelog
I will Test Bitdefender after Norton Trial
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