Basic Security Intel_iRIS81 Security Config

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Jun 3, 2021
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Login security
    • Password-less (PIN, Biometric, Face)
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Other users
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
Norton Security Ultra, Voodoo Shield, Windows Security
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
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
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Hitman Pro, ADW Cleaner, Norton Power Eraser, Microsoft Malcious Software Removal Tool (MRT), O&O Shutup 10,
Secure DNS
Password manager
Edge, Physical notebook, Personal Android device for windows passwords
Browsers, Search and Addons
Edge Chromium - Ublock Origin and Bitdefender TrafficLight
Maintenance and Cleaning
Bleachbit, HWiNFO, Windows built in tools
Personal Files & Photos backup
Cloud and Offline based personal file backup
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
USB Recovery Drive, System Restore
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Downloading software. 
  4. File sharing and torrents. 
  5. Multimedia. 
Computer specs
Brand - Acer Aspire 5 A515-56
CPU - 11th Gen Intel I5-1135G7
GPU - Iris Xe
Ram DDR4 - 2666MHz - 20GB
500GB NVMe
Personal changelog
This is really my first thought out online security configuration
Feedback Response

General feedback


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Thread author
Jun 7, 2016
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.


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Jan 8, 2011
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Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
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...🤔


New Member
Jul 16, 2021
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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