By Staff harlan4096 Security Config 2024

Last updated
May 26, 2024
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
Other operating system
Linux Mint in VMWare Pro :)
On-device encryption
VeraCrypt
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Off
Network firewall
Enabled
About WiFi router
ZYXEL EX3301 (ISP router)
Real-time security
  • Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12.5
  • KeyScrambler Free
  • SandBoxie Classic
Firewall security
Other - Internet Security (3rd-party)
About custom security
  • Windows 11 Core Isolation disabled: using AMD Hardware Virtualization enabled in VMWare
  • Host Intrusion Prevention: Trust group for applications that could not be added to existing groups -> UnTrusted
  • Host Intrusion Prevention: Trust group for applications started before Kaspersky Endpoint Security -> UnTrusted
  • Host Intrusion Prevention: Trust digitally signed applications -> Disabled
  • Host Intrusion Prevention: Manage Resources: my C:\User\<account> protected with special strong rights
  • Treat port scanning and network flooding as attacks -> Enabled
  • MAC Spoofing Protection -> Enabled
Periodic malware scanners
  • AdwCleaner
  • NPE
  • EEK
  • HitManPro
  • McAfee Stinger
  • ESET Online Scanner
Malware sample testing
I do participate in malware testing. See details about my testing environment below.
Environment for malware testing
VMWare Pro with 3 virtual machines: Kaspersky Premium 21.17, Kaspersky Endpoint Security 12.5, Linux Mint
Browser(s) and extensions
I have 6 browsers installed: Mozilla FireFox, LibreWolf, Opera, Brave, Chrome and of course Edge (🤢)

But my main daily is Mozilla FireFox (using DuckDuckGo URL as main page for searching), with add-ons:
  • uBlock Origin
  • NetCraft
  • WebRTC Leak Protection
  • DarkReader
  • Simple Translate
  • Language Tool

Temporally trying:
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
  • JShelter
In the rest of browsers, I have, at least, uBlock Origin add-on installed.
Secure DNS
DNS over HTTPS ciphered Mullvad DNS IP4/IP6
Desktop VPN
  • Kaspersky VPN Unlimited
  • WindScribe (10GB monthly)
Password manager
KeePassXC (offline)
Maintenance tools
  • WPD to stop unnecessary Windows services and Telemetry.
  • CrystalDiskInfo
  • CrystalDiskMark
  • HWMonitor
  • QuickCPU
  • FastCopy
  • Free Download Manager
  • AnyDesk (paid subscription, I need it for my working)
File and Photo backup
MegaSync app + Mega Pro Lite (400GB)
Subscriptions
    • None
System recovery
  • Macrium Reflect Home (paid)
  • Hasleo backUp Suite (free for now)
Weekly cloning both images to external hard drive.
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Requesting and accepting remote access
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
Notable changes
  • 27/05/2024: Removed RogueKiller in Periodic scanners, added ESET Online Scanner
  • 27/05/2024: Removed 9.9.9.9 in Secure DNS, added DNS0.EU
  • 31/05/2024: Added DuckDuckGo as main seeker in all browsers, also added DDG Essentials add-on
  • 01/06/2024: Changed Windows 11 Secure DNS and DNSoHTTPS to ciphered Mullvad DNS IP4/IP6
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

harlan4096

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Apr 28, 2015
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As I posted before, with KES We don't have all those additional modules / features, no browsers add-ons, no script injection unless You want to use that additional Web Control logging, etc.
 
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