Advanced Security M4RT1NE2 Security Configuration 2024

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
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
On
Network firewall
Enabled
Real-time security
Microsoft Defender + WHHL
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
Environment for malware testing
None
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
Active subscriptions
    • None
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.

Shadowra

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You have a good Polish AV. It would be nice to see a test as I don't think it's been tested in the Malware Hub or by one of our members. Suggestion for @Shadowra!

This is Arcabit 😉

Going back to the configuration, the UAC setting is missing. I would recommend setting it to Always Notified, which can block bypass UAC.

For DNS, there too I recommend NextDNS or Quad9 as far as security and privacy is concerned.
 

M4RT1NE2

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Thanks for the answers


UAC enabled (default mode).

I added to Chrome:

  • HTTPS Everywhere

  • Adblock Plus

Once a month, I make a copy of the entire system partition to an external drive using Aomei Backupper Pro

I use WIFI at home

As for DNS, I don't know much about it. So I leave it as I have for now.

Firewall set in MKS VIR IS

greetings
 

Back3

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Thanks for the answers




As for DNS, I don't know much about it. So I leave it as I have for now.
Good thread about NextDNS
 

M4RT1NE2

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Thanks to your comments
I installed DNS: NextDNS for protection.
I understand that this is the free version ?

The program requires some settings after installation?
Or just install and forget?
 
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M4RT1NE2

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I have a one-year license for AVG IS.
Currently, I have a Polish product MKS ViR IS / ARCABIT IS (this same product).
I will ask the experts: which package is better.
My experience in this topic is not extensive and I expect an honest answer from you.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I have a one-year license for AVG IS.
Currently, I have a Polish product MKS ViR IS / ARCABIT IS (this same product).
I will ask the experts: which package is better.
My experience in this topic is not extensive and I expect an honest answer from you.
Unfortunately, I don't know anything about MKS ViR IS / ARCABIT IS.
I know that @Shadowra tested Arcabit and AVG, maybe he can tell you more?
 

Shadowra

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I have a one-year license for AVG IS.
Currently, I have a Polish product MKS ViR IS / ARCABIT IS (this same product).
I will ask the experts: which package is better.
My experience in this topic is not extensive and I expect an honest answer from you.

Difficult choice.

Arcabit / MKS has an excellent database (Bitdefender) but it is bad on unknown malware

AVG, like Avast is not always very responsive in signature, but its Cloud and IDP are very good.
 

M4RT1NE2

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I know this is a difficult choice.

But I also have the choice of using the G DATA IS.

Maybe now the choice of security for me will be easier

Of these 3 packages, I have to leave something permanently

I am waiting for comments
 

eonline

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remove MKS and add this:


configure defender set to MAX and basic profile in hard configurator.
 

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