Advanced Plus Security Gangelo Security Config 2022

Last updated
Oct 22, 2022
Use case
Shared with family
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Device encryption
Login unlock
    • Passwordless (PIN or Biometrics)
OS updates
Automatic updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Smart App Control
WiFi network security
Router firewall: ON
Firmware: up-to-date
Malware protection
F-Secure SAFE
Voodooshield Pro
Adguard Premium
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall for Windows 11 / 10
Custom security info
Default Windows firewall settings
Periodic scanners
F- Secure monthly scheduled scan
Malware samples
I do not participate in malware testing.
Default browser / extensions
Edge (Adguard Browser Assistant + F-Secure addon + Bitwarden)
Chrome (Adguard Browser Assistant + F-Secure addon + Bitwarden)
Secure DNS
OpenDNS
VPN
VPN Unlimited (On occasion)
Password manager
Bitwarden Premium
Security keys
Maintenance tools
Privazer
Personal backup
AOMEI Backupper Professional
Backup frequency
Manual
Recovery backup
System Image Backup
Recovery plan integrity
Many successful results with my recovery plan
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Working from home
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Requesting and accepting remote access
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
Nvidia RTX 3060
G.Skill 32 Gb DDR4 3200 RAM
1Tb NVME SSD
Notable changes
22/10/2022 Bitwarden replaced Keepass as password manager
Feedback response

Not looking for any specific feedback, but suggestions welcomed.

Gangelo

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@Gangelo Please tell us the reason why you prefer OpenDNS DoH, does it offer any advantage compared to Cloudflare, Quad9 or even NextDNS?
OpenDNS has never had a downtime throughout the years I have been using it, contrary to Cloudflare which had outages a few times. No need for NextDNS because all DNS queries go through Adguard with the Adguard DNS filter. Quad9 is a solid option but since F-Secure handles the security aspect I do not need an antimalware DNS service.
 
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Gangelo

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Jul 29, 2017
263
Also, I would set UAC to Always Notify.

Please specify the 3rd party scanners used in Periodic scanning.
With voodooshield installed, I do not need to set UAC to always notify. It would be overkill.

I do not use 3rd party scanners. The periodic scan is scheduled in F-Secure.
 
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