SECURITY: Basic IkariGradius Security Config 2020

Last updated
Dec 9, 2020
About
Personal, primary device
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Malwarebytes Premium
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
All settings set to default
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
HitmanPro (set for daily scan)
Browsers, Search and Addons
Google Chrome (latest version, 64 bits) with Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Mozilla Firefox (latest version, 64 bits) with Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Brave (latest version, 64 bits) with Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Maintenance and Cleaning
Revo Uninstaller
Personal Files & Photos backup
Manual backup on 2 different external HDD
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
None
Device backup routine
None
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Banking. 
  3. Multimedia. 
  4. Streaming. 
Computer specs
HP Pavilion Gaming
Intel i5-9400F
Nvidia GTX 1060
16 GB RAM
256gb SSD + 1 TB HDD
Wifi, bluetooth, HDMI, DVD player/recorder

IkariGradius

Level 2
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Jan 17, 2019
71
First of, if my 2020 setup looks exactly like my 2019, well it's because i updated the 2019 one... just before it was sent to archives. Talk about wrong timing 😄

For 2020 I've stayed with my go to favorite security softwares, aiming for a good balance between protection and usability. I've got 3 PC at home, some which are used by my wife and son, who are well educated on online safety. Also for more convenience my 3 computers have exactly the same config when it comes to security softwares.

I know someone will at some point tell me i should use a backup software, but i simply don't like those as i almost never encounter issues and make a clean install should there be any problem.

I might change a few things during the year and will update should there be any changes.

Thanks for taking an interest on my setup and have a safe 2020 👍
 

IkariGradius

Level 2
Verified
Jan 17, 2019
71
You don't need MWB Premium with EIS, I would keep it for on demand scans... You may also set UAC to Always Notify.

About Malwarebytes Premium, you're without a doubt right. I like the added layer of protection it offers, and it actually plays very nice with the AV when exclusions are properly set, but it's a ressource hog, have false positives and slows down browsing.

I actually mistakenly put Malwarebytes on the real time protection, but i'm only using it with all real time protection modules turned off and use the premium just for the automatic daily scan because i'm lazy 😛

Anyway I've changed my settings and put Malwarebytes Premium on the on demand tools.

Thanks a lot for your answer 😉
 
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