Basic Security JiSingh12 Security Config 2021

Last updated
Sep 20, 2021
Use case
Private use
Desktop OS
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Login unlock
OS updates
Check for updates (manual)
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
WiFi network security
Malware protection
Avast One Essential - This is providing my Firewall.
Firewall protection
Other firewall software (3rd-party vendor)
Custom security info
AndyFul SimpleWindowsHardening
Periodic scanners
Malwarebytes Free
AdwCleaner
Windows Defender Periodic Scanning

(AutoRuns / Process Explorer with VT scanning
Malware samples
I do not participate in malware testing.
Default browser / extensions
Chrome: Google Engine, Ublock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Secure DNS
N/A
VPN
N/A
Password manager
N/A
Security keys
Maintenance tools
CCleaner
Personal backup
External HDD - On a rare basis.
Backup frequency
None
Recovery backup
N/A
Recovery plan integrity
No recovery plan
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
Intel 3770K
16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866MHz DDR3
GTX 680 Signature 2
Gigabyte UP5-TH
128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
2TB WD Black HDD
750W Corsair RM
Feedback response

Critical feedback appreciated. If applicable, looking to make major changes.

harlan4096

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Apr 28, 2015
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@JiSingh12:

In Personal Files & Photos backup: you should use an external device to save Your data, also You may use cloud services.

In Device recovery & backup: You may also use a full image system back solution: Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMEI BackUpper .

A PassWord Manager would be also welcome.

Thanks for sharing :)
 

wat0114

Level 8
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Apr 5, 2021
390
A periodic cloned image of your current O/S just makes things so much easier in getting back to normal if something goes south, even if it's not due to malware. In fact, my image backup/recovery program has bailed me out far more often due to something breaking, usually because of my own experimentation, rather than from a malware infection.
 

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