Basic Security Intel_iRIS81 Security Config

Last updated
Jun 3, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Norton Security Ultra, Voodoo Shield, Windows Security
Firewall security
About custom security
Norton Firewall

Windows Security
Core Isolation - Memory Integrity, Memory Access Protection (Kernel DMA Protection)
Reputation Based Protection - All enabled (smartscreen, etc)
Exploit Protection - All enabled

Windows Defender Application Control Policy - Enforced
Hypervisor Enforced Code Integrity

Remote Settings - Off/Disabled
Privacy/Diagnostics/Error Reporting Off - Off/Disabled
Show hidden files - Enabled
Hide extensions for known file types - Disabled
Secure Boot

Norton Security Ultra - All Enabled
Shutup10 - Helps remind me of various services, rules, to stop, disable
Periodic malware scanners
Hitman Pro, ADW Cleaner, Norton Power Eraser, Microsoft Malcious Software Removal Tool (MRT), O&O Shutup 10,
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Edge Chromium - Ublock Origin and Bitdefender TrafficLight
Secure DNS
Cloudfare
Desktop VPN
None
Password manager
Edge, Physical notebook, Personal Android device for windows passwords
Maintenance tools
Bleachbit, HWiNFO, Windows built in tools
File and Photo backup
Cloud and Offline based personal file backup
System recovery
USB Recovery Drive, System Restore
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
Brand - Acer Aspire 5 A515-56
CPU - 11th Gen Intel I5-1135G7
GPU - Iris Xe
Ram DDR4 - 2666MHz - 20GB
500GB NVMe
Notable changes
This is really my first thought out online security configuration
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

Intel_iRIS81

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Jun 7, 2016
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So I've been out of the security game for quite some time, 4 years I think, luckily I had no issues. I since came back with a new 11th gen Intel PC Laptop purchase. Right now I'm running the Norton Security Ultra that came with Acer Aspire 5 but I have alot of settings enabled in Windows Security. My realtime is currently Norton and its free for another 30 days so why not. I haven't found any issues with the two running side by side. Windows isn't in realtime right now I just wanted to use something fast while I upgrade/update security in stages.
Below is where I'm at as of right now

Browser - Edge with Ublock and WOT
DNS - Google
Account - Windows Hello (Biometric/Pin)
UAC - Maxed
Maintenance - I don't have anything yet, the world has definitely changed (It was CCleaner for me in the past)
Periodic Scans - I just use Norton and Windows Security for now. (I think years back it was Hitman Pro for me)
Passwords - None - Edge PC and Google on Android

Additions - Exploitation and Reputation Protection enabled in Windows, a few other settings I could remember like disabling Remote Access in services and so on.

So I hope this is the correct section to post in. I'm not at all done with my configuration as its been a while and I just bought this PC 48 hours ago. Let me know if I'm off to a good start and what else I need to work on.
 

Ink

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@Intel_iRIS81 I have moved your thread to Computer Security Configuration

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harlan4096

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In Device recovery & backup, I would use an Image Full System BackUp solution, Macrium or AOEMI BackUpper .. I would not trust only in Windows System Restore Points...

Maybe Norton Ultra + Voodoo S. + all the other security tweaks is a bit excessive...🤔
 

somename

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Jul 16, 2021
5
Maybe set your primary user to standard user after creating another admin account. Takes little effort after initial setup, when you don't need admin perm often.
 
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