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
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.

M4RT1NE2

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Mar 19, 2022
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It was supposed to be after Emsisoft installed BDTS and it was...But however, I made a return to AVG IS. Why ? The reason is one. Less resource consumption. I have nothing against Bitdefender. It is a very good choice. But working on a laptop (such as browsing the Internet) is a bit slow. It is faster than Emsisoft but still causes slowdowns.
Therefore, the choice (long planned) fell on AVG.
Protection - very good.
I finally have the luxury of browsing with security.

AVG IS consumes much less memory and is very good
Thanks to @Shadowra
 
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SeriousHoax

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Mar 16, 2019
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It was supposed to be after Emsisoft installed BDTS and it was...But however, I made a return to AVG IS. Why ? The reason is one. Less resource consumption. I have nothing against Bitdefender. It is a very good choice. But working on a laptop (such as browsing the Internet) is a bit slow. It is faster than Emsisoft but still causes slowdowns.
Therefore, the choice (long planned) fell on AVG.
Protection - very good.
I finally have the luxury of browsing with security.

AVG IS consumes much less memory and is very good
Thanks to @Shadowra
How is browsing speed with AVG IS? On my PC, it's very fast. Doesn't seem like a product that's doing HTTPS scanning. How's it on your laptop?
 

M4RT1NE2

Level 14
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Mar 19, 2022
650
I have owned the free version of Bitdefender for a month now. All other licences have run out.
I cannot change my details on my profile again.
I do not know why.
I hope that for normal internet surfing the free version of Bitdefender will protect me.
 

harlan4096

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Apr 28, 2015
8,785
You should edit the config this way:

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oldschool

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Mar 29, 2018
7,277
Today, life is in question. War is around the corner.
I think war is very near for all of EU and maybe other countries as well. The U.S. is not to be counted on these days. World wide threat levels are high and rising. Take care, my friend.
 
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