Recent changes
Nov 14, 2020
Device priority
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
Sign-in account
Sign in with Microsoft ID
Log-in security
    • Account password
Account permissions
Administrator account
Security updates
Automatically allow security and feature updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
  1. CleanBrowsing DNS (Security Filter)
  2. Hard_Configurator + FirewallHardening
  3. Windows Defender
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
RTP configuration
Hard_Configurator:
  • "Windows_10_Recommended_Enhanced" profile
FirewallHardening:
  • "LOLBins" and "Recommended" rules
Periodic scanners
  1. AdwCleaner
  2. HitmanPro
VPN and Privacy
  1. O&O ShutUp10
  2. WPD
Browser(s) and Add-ons
  • Chromium portable (updated by chrlauncher) with the following extensions:
    • Blocksi Web Filter
    • Close & Clean
    • Dark New Tab
    • uBlock origin
    • WebRTC Control
    • WebRTC Protect
Maintenance tools
  • Portable softwares:
    • Dism++
    • DriverStore Explorer
    • HiBit uninstaller
    • LibreOffice
    • MPC-BE
    • Nomacs
    • PDF SAM
    • Sumatra PDF
    • SUMo
    • Thunderbird
Photos and Files backup
Aomei Backupper Standard
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Backup and rollback
Aomei Backupper Standard
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a weekly basis
Activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Financial and sensitive documents
  3. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
Computer hardware
MSI Cubi Intel Core i3-5005U
12Gb RAM
128Gb SSD

Gandalf_The_Grey

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Good config (y)

I would set UAC to always notify:

You can set Microsoft Defender Antivirus to high with ConfigureDefender.
Less work for Comodo.

Have a look at what's blocked by Comodo Firewall.
I had a lot of Windows exes blocked with Comodo Firewall 7036 and Windows 10 2004.

Do you absolutely need all those extensions?
With only uBlock Origin webpages load faster:
I went form AdGuard and LastPass to uBlock Origin and Bitwarden and I can clearly notice a difference.
 

imuade

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Good config (y)

I would set UAC to always notify:

You can set Microsoft Defender Antivirus to high with ConfigureDefender.
Less work for Comodo.

Have a look at what's blocked by Comodo Firewall.
I had a lot of Windows exes blocked with Comodo Firewall 7036 and Windows 10 2004.

Do you absolutely need all those extensions?
With only uBlock Origin webpages load faster:
I went form AdGuard and LastPass to uBlock Origin and Bitwarden and I can clearly notice a difference.
UAC is a nightmare, I can barely tolerate it at default ;)

I have actually set exceptions on Microsoft Defender Antivirus for my portable apps folder because I rely more on Comodo :)

Blocksi and uBlock are the only two extensions I really need, but the others don't add any burden, but do add a lot of productivity and privacy :)
 

imuade

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Update 12/07/2020
I have noticed that boot time and especially shut down time is longer when using any 3rd party security softwares.
So, I have uninstalled Comodo Firewall and I have added back Hard_Configurator with "Windows_10_Recommended_Enhanced" profile and my "Portable_SW" folder whitelisted.
ConfigureDefender and FirewallHardening helps to set Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Windows Firewall properly
 

imuade

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Update 03/08/2020
Replaced Windows Defender with Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.
V. 21 looks pretty good, they have improved automatic updates a lot (now the user can set the update interval and the delay after boot up), which was my main concern with V. 20.

Replaced geek uninstaller, Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner with HiBit uninstaller
 

SeriousHoax

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Update 03/08/2020
Replaced Windows Defender with Kaspersky Security Cloud Free.
V. 21 looks pretty good, they have improved automatic updates a lot (now the user can set the update interval and the delay after boot up), which was my main concern with V. 20.

Replaced geek uninstaller, Wise Disk Cleaner and Wise Registry Cleaner with HiBit uninstaller
Can you check the disk usage cause by Kaspersky after system startup? It's better to check this when you turn on your PC after shutdown. On my system it uses a lot of disks for almost 5 minutes and the system behaves slowly at that time. That's the reason I tend to avoid Kaspersky.
 

imuade

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Can you check the disk usage cause by Kaspersky after system startup? It's better to check this when you turn on your PC after shutdown. On my system it uses a lot of disks for almost 5 minutes and the system behaves slowly at that time. That's the reason I tend to avoid Kaspersky.
When I have turned my PC on this morning I haven't noticed any disk usage.
It uses around 1% of CPU when browsing, but webpages opening time is quite snappy
 

imuade

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Update 10/08/2020
Because of the glitches I mentioned here Update - New Release : Immunet 7.3.0 ( 16 june 2020 ) I made a clean installation of Windows 10 2004.
When I downloaded Chromium Edge and I logged into my Microsoft account, I didn't get any syncronization... no settings, no bookmarks, no passwords...
Fortunately I backed them up on my Google account too, so I have switched to Chromium portable (updated by chrlauncher).
Since Windows Defender is performing well after Windows reinstallation, I'll keep it for a while
 

imuade

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Update 14/11/2020
Upgraded Windows to 20H2 ( v.19042.630 )
After trying FortiClient 6.0.10 I have switched back to Microsoft Defender. I'm more and more convinced that Microsoft did something to the OS to make it faster when using Defender rather than a 3rd party AV.
I have also switched from Bandizip portable to 7zip because it's more intuitive to use
 

imuade

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Since you're using Windows Defender it's better to stick to Bandizip for extraction because it keeps MOTW while 7zip doesn't.
You are right, I'm not a happy clicker, but better safe than sorry.
I have replaced 7zip with Explzh (I like it more than Bandizip and it also keeps MOTW)