Advanced Plus Security Minimalist's Security Configuration 2024

Last updated
Mar 8, 2024
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
Other operating system
No other OS
On-device encryption
N/A
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Check for updates and Notify
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Off
Network firewall
Enabled
Real-time security
Eset Nod32 Antivirus
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Some minor changes to ESET's default configuration.
Periodic malware scanners
Norton Power Eraser
HitmanPro
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
N/A
Browser(s) and extensions
Firefox with uBlock Origin
Secure DNS
My ISPs DNS.
Desktop VPN
Mullvad VPN
Password manager
KeePass
Maintenance tools
CCleaner
ShutUp10
AppBuster
HP Image Assistant
File and Photo backup
Daily backup with Macrium Reflect + weekly manual backup to external HDD
Active subscriptions
    • None
System recovery
Macrium Reflect - daily backup using Grandparent - Parent - Child backup scheme.
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • 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
HP EliteDesk 800 G5 TWR
• Intel Core i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz
• Intel UHD Graphics 630
• DDR4 32 GB @ 2667 MHz
• 2x 500 GB SSD + 4TB HDD
What I'm looking for?

Looking for minimum feedback.

Kongo

Level 35
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Top Poster
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Feb 25, 2017
2,497
This my security configuration for 2024. I most likely won't change it much as I didn't in 2023.
Love the simplicity, but I just don't feel ready to do the same yet.
Just one thing you might want to change. HitmanPro's developement stagnated in the last few years, and it really isn't effective against all kinds of malicious scripts.
You might want to try X-Sec as the developer @xywcloud is a MalwareTips member, and as the product is quite effective: X-Sec Antivirus
 
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ForgottenSeer 100397

Ah!... Behold the rare breed of individuals who avoid—the dreaded butt-crack exposure, hairstyles that could double as lethal weapons, clothes that resemble patchwork quilts, and blinding yellow socks and orange shoes—"The Beauty of Minimalism in Configurations!" ;):)

I appreciate the Minimalist vibe of your configuration! :)
 

Minimalist

Level 9
Thread author
Verified
Well-known
Oct 2, 2020
439
Love the simplicity, but I just don't feel ready to do the same yet.
Just one thing you might want to change. HitmanPro's developement stagnated in the last few years, and it really isn't effective against all kinds of malicious scripts.
You might want to try X-Sec as the developer @xywcloud is a MalwareTips member, and as the product is quite effective: X-Sec Antivirus
Thank you for your suggestion. I will give it a try.
 

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