At-Risk King Cobra PC security configuration 2023

Last updated
Sep 3, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
N/A
Log-in security
    • Basic account password (insecure)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Smart App Control
Evaluation mode
Network firewall
N/A
Real-time security
Kaspersky Standard
Firewall security
Other - Internet Security (3rd-party)
About custom security
Real time av: heuristic scan in medium (by default is low), scan all files.
Web protection: enabled to protect against legitimate software that can be used by intruders to damage my PC and personal data (disabled by default).
Periodic malware scanners
Kaspersky Standard
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
N/A
Browser(s) and extensions
Browser: Microsoft Edge.
Extensions: Adblock plus and Kaspersky protection.
Secure DNS
None
Desktop VPN
None
Password manager
None
File and Photo backup
None
System recovery
None
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Downloading software and files from unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Gaming
Computer specs
PC: ASUS ROG Strix G513QR G513QR
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics
RAM 32,0 GB (31,4 GB usable)
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

harlan4096

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@King Cobra:
  • Set UAC at Maximum.
  • Periodic malware scanners: add some 3rd party tools.
  • Secure DNS, Desktop VPN, PassWord Manager?
  • "I upload them to my Google Drive account": then edit the config and specify this at: File and Photo BackUp field.
  • System recovery: a full image system backup solution would be welcome here.
Thanks for sharing :)
 
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Consider replacing Adblock Plus with either uBlock Origin or AdGuard. For system backups, Hasleo Backup Suite is a reliable and free choice. Opting for a privacy and security-focused DNS service is better than using your ISP's service.
 

Lymphocyte

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You need VPN like NordVPN,1.1.1.1

BACKUP:Macrium Reflect,Cobian Backup,Off-line SSD's

Periodic malware scanners:HITMAN PRO,Norton Power Eraser
Keep your data safe...:)(y)
I did use Malwarebytes and Emsisoft as second opinion scanners until this year, I removed them because in the last couple of years I did use them a long Bitdefender Internet Security, and when I scanned my PC, they never detected anything. I don't think I need VPN (I never use my PC outside home), that's why I bought Kaspersky Standard, if I needed VPN I would have bought Kaspersky Plus.
 
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Ink

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When I have some important data that I need to keep safe, I upload them to my Google Drive account, or I put it in a USB.
This config is updated, I didn't change anything from yesterday. I think I'll stay the way I am right now.
It may get overlooked as a secondary comment, I recommended adding these details above to your first post.

Poor choice of login security, typed in passwords (non-Windows Hello) can be bypassed using the CMD.
 

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