SECURITY: Complete geminis3's config for 2021

Last updated
Dec 24, 2020
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary account rights
Limited permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Microsoft Defender
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Enforced by gpedit:
PUP detection
ASR rules
Malware research
No - malware samples are not downloaded
Periodic scanners
EEK, Hitman Pro and NPE
Browsers, Search and Addons
uBlock Origin and Bitwarden on Firefox and Chrome/Chromium
PC maintenance
CCleaner portable and built-in tools
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive autosync and local backups
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect
Device backup routine
PC activity
  1. Browsing the Web
  2. Checking emails
  3. Financial
  4. Installing new software
  5. Visiting unknown sites
  6. File sharing
  7. Working from home
  8. Collaboration
  9. Video games
  10. Photo and video
  11. Streaming content
  12. Programming
Computer specs
Acer Helios 300 (2017)
i7-7700HQ + GTX1060
1TB WD SN550 NVMe + 120GB Kingston A400 SSD


Level 18
Malware Tester
Sep 10, 2015
This is my config for 2021, on my Windows 10 install nothing changed from the last year post aside from removing MBAM from my system.


I dualboot Kubuntu 20.10 on this machine (it replaced my Arch Linux install long story), on the Linux side of things I don't have any security config aside from usual backup strategy and these three rules:
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Think before you type.
  • With great power comes great responsibility.
To close, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year 2021.
Stay safe, wear a mask!