Latest Changes
Mar 16, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
latest
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Standard - User has some control over the settings
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
  • Windows Defender
  • AppGuard Personal
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection Details
- AppGuard Personal ('Protection Level' = "Locked Down"; configuration guided step-by-step via AppGuard; PM me for more info)
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
None needed (because of AppGuard Personal in Locked Down).
Browsers and Extensions
Browsers:
  • FireFox (with Google Safe Browsing OOTB)
  • Chrome (with Google Safe Browsing OOTB)
Browser Extensions:
  • 'LastPass Universal Windows Installer', which installs LastPass Binary Component and LastPass browser extensions (in both Firefox and Chrome)
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • Firefox: Google search link fix
  • Firefox: Neat URL
  • Chrome: Click&Clean
Web Privacy
  • Adguard for Windows desktop version
  • FireFox: Adguard Assistant (userscript installed with OOTB Adguard for Windows desktop app)
  • Chrome: Adguard Assistant (userscript installed with OOTB Adguard for Windows desktop app)
  • Simple DNSCrypt [used only when not on VPN; only servers with DNSSEC; only servers without logging and without filter]
  • Private Internet Access (PIA) VPN [used on networks I do not manage; used only with Simple DNSCrypt turned off]
Password Manager
LastPass (passwords) and Authy (QR Codes used by 2FA/MFA)
Web Search
Google
System Utilities
  • drive encryption via Windows BitLocker (TPMAndPIN configured via manage-bde)
  • Patch My PC
  • Piriform CCleaner (CC) [check 'Run CCleaner when the computer starts']
  • Unchecky
  • QFX KeyScrambler Professional
  • Night Light (Windows 10 Creators Update)
  • 2FA/MFA updated regularly via reviewing https://twofactorauth.org/ list
Data Backup
- Files (Google Drive) and Photos/Videos (Google Photos): Google Backup and Sync (Cloud)
Frequency of Data backups
Always-on Sync
System Backup
- Macrium Reflect Free and viBoot
Frequency of System backups
Regularly
Computer Activity
Browsing web and email
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Office and work related tasks
Programming
Computer Specifications
Dell Precision 7720 laptop

LDogg

Level 28
Verified
4/4 layers are covered:
  • Web Browser: Adguard
  • Realtime & other: WD & Appguard
  • Firewall: Default
  • Backup: Macrium
My advice:
  • Add Syshardener to further harden your OS & add Firewall rules to Windows Firewall
  • Consider adding a compliment to control Windows Firewall such as Tinywall or Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control
  • Keyscrambler may not be needed due to Appguard
  • Add Emsisoft Browser Security to web browser(s)
Thanks for sharing!

~LDogg
 
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sepik

Level 2
Just a hint(my opinion):
  • Remove ADGuard(its good but memory hungry), i recommend Nano AdBlocker with Nano Defender
  • Disable HTML5 Autoplay blocker
  • WFP aka Windows own firewall based can be easily by-passed during boot-up, Comodo Firewall or Zonealarm Firewall with their own NDIS driver(s)
 

LDogg

Level 28
Verified
Something I forgot to mention as well you could even add OSArmor for exploit or configure the built in one from Windows.

Just a hint(my opinion):
  • WFP aka Windows own firewall based can be easily by-passed during boot-up, Comodo Firewall or Zonealarm Firewall with their own NDIS driver(s)
With yoiur opinion if something complimentary such as Tinywall or Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control, do you reckon this would mitigate something like that?

~LDogg
 
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