Advanced Plus Security L0ckJaw - New Laptop Config 2022

Last updated
Jun 6, 2022
Use case
For personal use
Shared with
No one
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Windows OS SKU
Pro
Login Unlock
    • Passwordless PIN or Biometrics
Sign-in with
Microsoft account
Primary user
Administrator rights - Full permissions that can perform harmful changes
Additional users
Set with Standard user rights
OS updates
Automatic updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Network firewall
Always-on protection
G DATA Total Security
Simple Windows Hardening 2.0
Firewall
Third-party App Firewall. (Details shared below)
Custom RT/Firewall security
Ooshutup 10++ recommended Changes
Malware testing
Interactions that includes analysis, reverse-engineering, execution or storage of malware samples
Periodic scanning
NPE
Kaspersky
Emsisoft
Secure DNS
No ---- > 24/7 VPN
VPN
Private Internet Access
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers and Extensions
Microsoft Edge
G DATA browsing protectiob
Adblock Plus
Bitwarden
Decentraleyes
Utilities for Maintenance
Manually
Hibit Uninstaller
Ccleaner
Files & Photos backup
Onedrive premium
Macrium Reflect ( full automated backups )
Files & Photos backup routine
Automatic
Emergency recovery plan
Onedrive with Malware Protection
Macrium Reflect ( Full automated backup )
Integrity of recovery plan
Tasks performed
    • Working from home
    • Browsing the web
    • Browsing to unknown sites
    • Receiving, sending and opening email attachments
    • Logging into personal banking to check statements and payments
    • Downloading software from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Connecting-to and giving access to remote computers
    • Watching movies and TV series via subscriptions
    • Streaming audio and videos from sites
    • Malware samples
Computer specs
Macsim ( China brand, made by Asus )
Intel N5095
Intel GPU600 4K
12GB RAM
512GB M2 SSD
Notable changes
Add Macrium Reflect.
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

L0ckJaw

Level 19
Thread author
Content Creator
Well-known
Feb 17, 2018
903
Who would laugh? It's just your choice. I just wonder why you changed from BD to G-DATA.
Both of them offers best security in the industry and in my old laptop, G-DATA was more sluggish.
After reading the privacy rules of BD, they are not clear. They gather and share a lot of data with 3rd parties.
You can opt - out but with BD this means you can not use the product anymore.

GDATA dont use 3rd parties and their GDPR and privacy statement is very clear.

( and i love BEAST in G DATA )
 

safetrend

Level 1
Apr 15, 2022
49
After reading the privacy rules of BD, they are not clear. They gather and share a lot of data with 3rd parties.
You can opt - out but with BD this means you can not use the product anymore.

GDATA dont use 3rd parties and their GDPR and privacy statement is very clear.

( and i love BEAST in G DATA )
Oh, I've never read product description of both. G-DATA from 🇩🇪. trustable!
 

Trooper

Level 16
Well-known
Aug 28, 2015
739
After reading the privacy rules of BD, they are not clear. They gather and share a lot of data with 3rd parties.
You can opt - out but with BD this means you can not use the product anymore.

GDATA dont use 3rd parties and their GDPR and privacy statement is very clear.

( and i love BEAST in G DATA )

How is it running for you? For me it was quite heavy.
 

oldschool

Level 70
Verified
Top poster
Well-known
Mar 29, 2018
5,998
After reading the privacy rules of BD, they are not clear. They gather and share a lot of data with 3rd parties.
You can opt - out but with BD this means you can not use the product anymore.
I found their privacy info online and it seems pretty clear to me.

If you're only using an AV product but not VPN, Identity protection, etc. or paying for a subscription using Google authentication, etc... I don't see where they're sharing data with 3rd parties, e.g. if you use BD Free or BD AV. I'm not so sure about bundles with other features like BDTS. I may be wrong but that's how I read their policy. It seems pretty straight forward.

I also know you like GDATA and their privacy policy may be more clear, as you say. And as @safetrend says "G-DATA from 🇩🇪. trustable!" :cool:
 

L0ckJaw

Level 19
Thread author
Content Creator
Well-known
Feb 17, 2018
903
For me, G Data is too heavy. BD works perfectly with me. I don't worry about privacy because every program collects your data and sends it out.
As I mentioned once only ARCABIT does not collect your data.
Is heavier than BD, but less bloated and GDPR is great. Detection wise its really great, in my tests it defeats BD, Gdata's BEAST is really powerfull.
 

Asterixpl

Level 10
Verified
Mar 19, 2022
493
OK. I also have a valid license for G Data but I am not changing the kit at my place. I am fine with it.
 

Shadowra

Level 24
Verified
Top poster
Malware Tester
Well-known
Sep 2, 2021
1,307
Hello :)
I didn't find any information about Bitdefender, but they are in Romania, and I know that this country has quite strict privacy laws, basically companies are not allowed to transfer personal data.

Antivirus companies usually transfer telemetry for statistical purposes, and unknown or modified files for study. Of course, not the whole file is sent, but a fragment.
 

L0ckJaw

Level 19
Thread author
Content Creator
Well-known
Feb 17, 2018
903
Complete reinstall Windows 11 Pro with new Serial.
Installed Norton360 ( got 7 years license and i simply love how light it is. And with Cloud Gaming, no lag , Bitdefender alot of lag and stuttering )
 

L0ckJaw

Level 19
Thread author
Content Creator
Well-known
Feb 17, 2018
903
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So light.... what a difference.
 
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