SECURITY: Complete Minimalist's security configuration 2020

Last updated
Dec 23, 2020
Personal, primary device
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
Kaspersky Internet Security
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS 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
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
HitmanPro • Avira PC Cleaner
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox with uBlock Origin
Maintenance and Cleaning
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)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Shopping. 
  4. Banking. 
  5. Downloading software. 
  6. Working from home. 
  7. Remote assistance. 
  8. Multimedia. 
  9. Streaming. 
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
Personal 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