Advanced Security Jengo Laptop Configuration 2023

Last updated
Oct 12, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
Other operating system
23H2 version
On-device encryption
BitLocker Device Encryption for Windows
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
On
Network firewall
Enabled
About WiFi router
Provided by my Internet Provider
Real-time security
G Data Total Security
Firewall security
Other - Internet Security (3rd-party)
About custom security
Less is more. My system is perfectly safe and i don't need any advice for additional programs or settings.
Periodic malware scanners
NPE
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
None do not test
Browser(s) and extensions
Microsoft Edge
Firefox
Bitwarden
G Data Webprotection
UBlock Origin
Secure DNS
Nope
Desktop VPN
NordVPN
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
None, i do everything myself.
File and Photo backup
Manual backup to External drive
Subscriptions
    • Google One Premium 2TB
    • Microsoft 365 Personal 1TB
System recovery
Not needed, full data only backup on External drive.
If needed - reinstall and copy data back.
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Downloading software and files from unknown / untrusted / shady sites
Computer specs
Chinese Brand
Intel Celeron
8GB RAM
Samsung Evo SSD 512GB
Intel UHD video card
Notable changes
Nothing, just simple laptop because i will never spend more than 350-400 euro on a laptop or phone.
What I'm looking for?

Looking for minimum feedback.

Jengo

Level 9
Thread author
Well-known
Nov 9, 2022
436
Well G DATA was short term install, still not stable.

Switched to :
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, i know i made a lot of negative comments about it, but since i have a license , why not use it.

So far no issues , works well with NordVPN.

And did a complete fresh installation of Windows 11, so no traces of any other old AV.
 

Jengo

Level 9
Thread author
Well-known
Nov 9, 2022
436
Dumped NordVPN, i got a 2 years subscription for free, but :

  • Slow as hell to boot/start up
  • Why Single Sign on thru Website ? ( this is slow and mostly will not work )
  • Connection drops all the time
  • The app is not very smart

Bought 2 years subscription of Bitdefender VPN, which i used before.
 

Jonny Quest

Level 18
Verified
Top Poster
Well-known
Mar 2, 2023
888
Dumped NordVPN, i got a 2 years subscription for free, but :

  • Slow as hell to boot/start up
  • Why Single Sign on thru Website ? ( this is slow and mostly will not work )
  • Connection drops all the time
  • The app is not very smart

Bought 2 years subscription of Bitdefender VPN, which i used before.
What servers and how many is BD VPN connecting to? Try going to ipleak.net to see. I know at one time they were using Google servers, but I don't know if it's changed since the last time I used it. There was also talk about them setting up their own servers, but I don't know if that's happened yet.
 
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