Advanced Plus Security LDogg's Rugged Laptop Security Setup 2022

Last updated
May 19, 2022
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Standard user - Limited permissions
Other users
Other accounts are Standard users
Security updates
Default - allow security updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
Web browser:
  • Bitdefender Trafficlight (Brave)
  • Brave Adblock (built-in)

    Native System:
  • (Primary) Kaspersky Cloud Free 2022
  • (Secondary - Came with software) Wise Care 365/Kerish Doctor
  • (Firewall) Tinywall w/ Syshardener settings
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Manual settings for ports and software through Tinywall.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
  1. Norton Power Eraser
  2. EEK
  3. Malwarebytes
  4. CCE
Secure DNS
Quad9
VPN
Windscribe (50GB Lifetime Plan)
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
Brave:
  • i don't care about cookies
  • Bitwarden
  • Bitdefender Traffic Light
  • Grammarly
  • Brave Adblock (built-in)
Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Windscribe VPN: Lifetime subscription
  • Vuze
  • Authy Desktop
  • Kerish Doctor
  • Wise 365
  • Virtual DJ
  • NVT Connections Viewer
  • WPD
  • 7-Zip
  • CDBurnerXP
  • Revo Uninstaller
  • Syshardener
  • Run by Smartscreen (Andy Ful)
  • Viber
Personal Files & Photos backup
Macrium Reflect Free
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect Free
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Working from home. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Shopping. 
Personal changelog
Removed:
  • SUMo Pro (lifetime license)
  • WhitelistCloud Free
  • Roguekiller Antimalware free
  • Bluestacks
Feedback Response

General feedback

LDogg

Level 33
Thread author
Verified
Top poster
Well-known
May 4, 2018
2,197
Welcome to my config, feel free to like, comment and give constructed feedback on changes you think I need to make! Hope you enjoy this read. Yes, I am back, this is not a mirage or anything, I'm also 3 years cancer-free, and everything is well in life too, I even have a daughter now.

~LDogg
 

blackice

Level 36
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Top poster
Well-known
Apr 1, 2019
2,563
Welcome to my config, feel free to like, comment and give constructed feedback on changes you think I need to make! Hope you enjoy this read. Yes, I am back, this is not a mirage or anything, I'm also 3 years cancer-free, and everything is well in life too, I even have a daughter now.

~LDogg
Looking good, and good to see you around! Congrats!
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 61
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Helper
Top poster
Content Creator
Well-known
Apr 24, 2016
5,018
Welcome to my config, feel free to like, comment and give constructed feedback on changes you think I need to make! Hope you enjoy this read. Yes, I am back, this is not a mirage or anything, I'm also 3 years cancer-free, and everything is well in life too, I even have a daughter now.

~LDogg
Great to see you back and in good health again (y)

About your config: is Bitdefender TrafficLight really needed with Kaspersky Cloud Free 2022 that has it's own extension?