Basic Security Jamies Security Config 2021

Last updated
Nov 3, 2021
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 8.1
OS edition
Login security
    • Password-less (PIN, Biometric, Face)
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local 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
Network firewall
None or Don't know
Real-time protection
Avira Prime
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Windows Firewall
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Hitman Pro
Secure DNS
I dont use Secure DNS
Avira Phantom VPN
Password manager
Dashlane, Avira Password Manager
Browsers, Search and Addons
AdGuard Browser Assistant
Avira Browsing Security
Avira Safe Shopping
Avira Password Manager
Maintenance and Cleaning
Glary Util
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Google Drive
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Downloading software. 
  4. File sharing and torrents. 
  5. PC and cloud gaming. 
  6. Multimedia. 
  7. Streaming. 
Computer specs
Dell Optiplex 790
Intel Pentium G945
Intel HD Graphics
232GB or 250GB
Personal changelog
Updates to my system
  1. CD Drive was taken out
Feedback Response

General feedback


Level 1
Thread author
Oct 2, 2021
Hello everyone 👋

Heres my Optiplex's security config for 2021! Feedback is always Welcome 🤗

Security Products - including Web Security and AV's
  1. Avira Prime
  2. AdGuard
  3. Avira Phantom VPN

Shall i update this with your guys suggestions

As always thanks!
Last edited:


Level 29
Top poster
Feb 25, 2017
Consider setting UAC to "Always Notify" and please specify the version of Kaspersky that you are using within your Config (Total Security, Internet Security etc.) and add the browser that you are using. :)

This can be done by pressing "Edit Thread" on your config page.



Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
@JamieTech: as already suggested previously, please edit Your config and reflect the missing data in the config.

Also, apart from setting UAC to Always Notify, complete browser section and NetWork Firewall: move Google Driver to Personal Files & Photos backup, and in Device recovery & backup, I would add a full image system backup solution: Macrium Reflect and/or AOMEI Backupper, bot are free and reliable.

In Secure DNS: You may use services such as CloudFlare NDS, NextDNS, AdGuard DNS, etc.

Thanks for sharing :)