SECURITY: Complete Minimalist's security configuration 2020

Last updated
Dec 23, 2020
About PC
This is my primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
with
Local account (offline)
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Malware samples
No - malware is not downloaded
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Real-time protection
Kaspersky Internet Security
RTP & OS hardening settings
Disabled components: Software Updater, Anti-Banner, Anti-Spam, Application Manager, Private Browsing, Webcam Protection, Safe Money
Disabled option: Trust digitally signed applications
Disabled option: Inject script into web traffic
Periodic scanners
[B]HitmanPro • Avira PC Cleaner[/B]
Firefox with uBlock Origin
Optimization & maintenance
SUMo • CCleaner • ShutUp10
Personal Files & Photos backup
On 2 external disks.
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect
Device backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Computer specs
HP EliteDesk 800 G5 • Intel Core i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz • Intel UHD Graphics 630 • DDR4 32 GB • 2x 500 GB SSD + 4TB HDD
Main activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Checking web mail and emails
  3. Shopping
  4. Financial and sensitive documents
  5. Downloading and installing new software(s)
  6. Working from home
  7. Office software and video conferencing
  8. Remote access
  9. Video and photo editing
  10. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
Your changelog
• 3.10.2020 - added ESET Online Scanner to list of on-demand scanners.
• 9.10.2020 - removed Privacy Badger.
• 16.10.2020 - removed HP Support Assistant
• 22.10.2020 - replaced Kaspersky Internet Security with Eset Internet Security
• 24.10.2020 - replaced Eset Internet Security with Kaspersky Internet Security and removed Eset Online Scanner
16.12.2020 - reconfigure Kaspersky Internet Security
• 8.11.2020 - replaced Kaspersky Internet Security with Emsisoft Anti-Malware
• 11.11.2020 - replaced Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Kaspersky Internet Security
• 4.12.2020 - added HitmanPro to list of on demand scanners and described RTP configuration modifications