Latest Changes
Mar 16, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Build Version
    latest
    System Architecture
    64-bit
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Standard
    Sign-in Accounts
    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 29
    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
     
    Last edited:

    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 29
    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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