Advanced Security M4RT1NE2 Security Configuration 2023

Last updated
Feb 20, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
BitLocker Device Encryption for Windows
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
On
Network firewall
Enabled
Real-time security
AVG Internet Security
VoodooShield Pro
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Auto playback - disabled
O&O shut up 11 (recommended settings)
O&O App Buster ((system slimmed down)
Periodic malware scanners
Scan once a month using the following scanners:
  • EMSISOFT
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • NPE
  • KVRT
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Google Chrome with
  • Ublock Origin
  • AVG Online Security
Secure DNS
Quad9 DNS
Desktop VPN
Windscribe VPN
Password manager
KeePass 2.x
Maintenance tools
HiBit Uninstaller
BleachBit
CCleaner
File and Photo backup
Hasleo Backup Suite
AOMEI Backupper Standard
System recovery
Once every fortnight, the entire system partition is copied to an external drive.
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Working from home
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
ACER AN515-54-551F
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

M4RT1NE2

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After a long absence due to illness at my place small changes. BD was removed and replaced with a set:
Microsoft Defender (DefenderUI Free | Recommended Profile) + VoodooShield (AutoPilot Mode | Aggressive) + WhitelistCloud.
MS EDGE browser as it was
 
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Gandalf_The_Grey

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After a long absence due to illness at my place small changes. BD was removed and replaced with a set:
Microsoft Defender (DefenderUI Free | Recommended Profile) + VoodooShield (AutoPilot Mode | Aggressive) + WhitelistCloud.
MS EDGE browser as it was
Good changes, hope your health is improving!
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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SeriousHoax

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For technical reasons (rapid battery drain on my laptop) I swapped the software from MS Defender to Kaspersky Free . The rest unchanged


I can't change my configuration in the description. :unsure:
Disabling HTTPS/Encrypted connection scanning and not installing the Kaspersky extension might give you a bit more battery life boost, since they use a bit of CPU.
 

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A rapid battery drain and even before the latest AV was installed sounds a bit intriguing and interesting. @Asterixpl , if you know how to on your laptop it might merit a search for what actually is the cause, unless that issue now suddenly hasn't occurred again?
 

M4RT1NE2

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A rapid battery drain and even before the latest AV was installed sounds a bit intriguing and interesting. @Asterixpl , if you know how to on your laptop it might merit a search for what actually is the cause, unless that issue now suddenly hasn't occurred again?
The battery problem (rapid drainage) only occurred with the use of Microsoft Defender.
Every other AV installed did not cause me this type of problem.
 
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M4RT1NE2

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My wife on the occasion of my wedding anniversary bought me a one-year license for F Secure SAFE ( she herself said that this is a good gift for me And the program is ok ). Well now you have to install it because when you have a wife you don't have to fall too far. What do you think ? Tomorrow I will install the gift (although I feel sorry for Kaspersky Free).
 

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My wife on the occasion of my wedding anniversary bought me a one-year license for F Secure SAFE ( she herself said that this is a good gift for me And the program is ok ). Well now you have to install it because when you have a wife you don't have to fall too far. What do you think ? Tomorrow I will install the gift (although I feel sorry for Kaspersky Free).
Install it ;)
F-Secure is an excellent software. It has weaknesses against malicious scripts, but if you surf carefully, you're safe
 

M4RT1NE2

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Due to the fact that Macrium Reflect Free will be suspended from January 2023, I am switching to AOMEII BACKUPPER PRO (the web is full of one-year free licences). The free version of AOMEII lacks a boot menu for restoring copies (as the free Macrium had) hence the decision to use the PRO version from the free codes.
 

M4RT1NE2

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I am looking for an active, free, one-year promotion for AOMEI Backupper
 

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