SECURITY: Complete Geminis3's Security Config 2020

Last updated
Dec 13, 2020
Personal, primary device
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
Microsoft Defender
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
PUP detection
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
  • MBAM Free
  • EEK
  • Hitman.Pro
  • NPE
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox, Chrome and Edge:
  • uBlock Origin
  • Bitwarden
Maintenance and Cleaning
CCleaner portable
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Downloading software. 
  3. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  4. Working from home. 
  5. PC and cloud gaming. 
  6. Multimedia. 
  7. Streaming. 
Computer specs
Acer Predator Helios 300 (G3-571-77QK):
  • i7-7700HQ
  • GTX 1060 6GB
  • 16GB DDR4
  • 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe
  • 120GB Kingston SSD


Level 18
Sep 10, 2015
Same config from the last year, the only major difference is that I dropped Chrome completely in favor of Firefox.
BTW some day Chrome's Software Reporter Tool was eating 50% of my CPU without even having it open, I hated that so much I ended importing everything to my FF account and removing it completely. I kept Edge Chromium as a backup if I ever found a bad-designed website that deliberately block non-chromium users.


Level 18
Sep 10, 2015
Lovely config, just seen you use Chocolatey too, looks like a really easy GUI to navigate around.

It's just live having apt on Windows, clean and efficient

I would add Configure Defender ( High) to WD. Make an image then try it. The support here by Andy Ful is exceptional......
I'm no longer using WD but forgotten to update the config

Evjl's Rain

Level 46
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Apr 18, 2016
hello, which mode of Hardened mode are you using? Default/moderate or Aggressive?
I strongly suggest you to use Aggressive because it's simply much better. Moderate is not strong enough and can be bypassed more easily


Level 18
Sep 10, 2015
  • Replaced Avast with KIS
  • Disabled script injection (soviet techonology that renders your capitalist fiber internet into a good ol' dial-up connection)
PD: Will continue to test Avast in the hub
PD2: Detailed config in the above section