SECURITY: Complete Gangelo PC Config 2020

Last updated
Nov 11, 2020
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Personal and shared with family members
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Standard user - Limited permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Windows Defender + Voodooshield Free + Quad9 DNS
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Configure Defender on HIGH
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
ESET online scanner
Browsers, Search and Addons
Microsoft Edge with Adguard Assistant
Google Chrome with Adguard Assistant
Maintenance and Cleaning
Privazer
Personal Files & Photos backup
OneDrive
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
EaseUS Todo Backup
Device backup routine
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Banking. 
  3. Working from home. 
  4. PC and cloud gaming. 
  5. Multimedia. 
  6. Streaming. 
  7. Shared access. 
Computer specs
Intel i3-7100
Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4 Gb Graphics
8Gb RAM (2666Mhz)
SSD 128 Gb (OS disk)
HDD 500 Gb (storage disk)
Personal changelog
Uninstalled Hard Configurator and WiseVector StopX.
Increased Defender setting to HIGH by configure defender.
Installed Voodooshield Free on Auto pilot.
Quad9 DNS set up

Soulbound

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Jan 14, 2015
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If users suggest changes, please explain why, dont simply say change a to b and thats it. Respective posts have been removed.

On a side note: OP said:
I don't want to lock down my systems with excessive hardening, trying to balance usability with security.

As such, advising UAC to max is irrelevant based on above note from OP.
 

Gangelo

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Jul 29, 2017
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Updated and reverted mostly to Win10 built-in protection (using H_C) + WiseVector StopX. So far so good, running smooth.
Trying to go as lightweight as possible with this change, without sacrificing protection.
 
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Gangelo

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Jul 29, 2017
215
So, 2nd quarantine (COVID) started in Greece until the end of November and now I have plenty of time to play with my setup.

Being curious about Voodooshield I decided to test a new setup on my home office desktop. In order to avoid any unpleasant incompatibilities or bugs, I uninstalled Hard Configurator reverting my system to default settings. Then I raised Defender setting to HIGH using Configure Defender only and I installed Voodooshield on Autopilot. I will continue testing the free version and if I like it I might buy the Pro licence. I also uninstalled WiseVector StopX. I had no issues with the software, but somehow I do not feel ok running 2 antimalware real-time solutions together. Perhaps I will revisit it in the future.

Anyway, Defender on HIGH and Voodooshield on Autopilot work trouble-free so far.
Will keep everyone posted.
 
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