Advanced Plus Security Moonhorse Windows Config 2022

Last updated
Nov 17, 2022
Use case
A shared device for my family
Shared with
Additional users
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Windows OS SKU
Home
Login Unlock
    • Password
Sign-in with
Microsoft account
Primary user
Standard rights - Restricted permissions that prevent harmful changes
Additional users
Set with Standard user rights
OS updates
Automatic updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Network firewall
Always-on protection
AVG Internet Security
Firewall
Third-party App Firewall. (Details shared below)
Custom RT/Firewall security
None
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Norton power eraser
Adwcleaner
Secure DNS
Adguard DNS
VPN
None
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox
Utilities for Maintenance
Revo uninstaller free
Files & Photos backup
Aomei backupper lifetime
Files & Photos backup routine
Automatic
Emergency recovery plan
Aomei backupper lifetime, google drive, onedrive, 1tb HDD drive
Integrity of recovery plan
I have thoroughly tried and tested on multiple occasions, with many successful results.
Tasks performed
    • Browsing the web
    • Working from home
    • Receiving, sending and opening email attachments
    • Buying goods from online stores, entering card details and addresses
    • Logging into personal banking to check statements and payments
    • PC games, mods and cloud-based gaming
    • Watching movies and TV series via subscriptions
Computer specs
Asus M5A97 r 2.0
Amd fx 6300
Nvidia geforce gtx 970
Notable changes
avg > avira > F secure > microsoft defender > avg internet security
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

Moonhorse

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This is windows config, the other one is linux

Realtime protection:
- Microsoft defender
- Defenderui - recommended profile

Comodo firewall
- Cruelsister settings

Adguard Lifetime: All adguard lists, i dont care about cookies, adblock warning list, nocoin list
DNS : quad9 (dnscrypt in adguard)

Browser: microsoft edge
- Bitwarden
- Emsisoft browser security

Maintenance tools:

- revo uninstaller free
- Privazer
- Aomei backupper lifetime license

On demand scanners:
Norton power eraser
Adwcleaner
 

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- Removed microsoft defender + defenderui + comodo firewall ( cs)
- removed adguard + edge

Clean install

+ installed avast free antivirus ( hardened mode enabled )
+ Firefox + ublock origin

Reason:
Microsoft defender feels bit too heavy, browsing speed is slow due adguard. Avast wont slow my browser down same with the ublock origin
Dont feel like hardening anything else than just avast
 

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Removed avast + bitdefender , two previous setups

New Config:

+ Microsoft defender
+ Defenderui (aggressive profile)

+Microsoft edge
> Bitwarden
> google search engine

Adguard:
- aggressive mode ( everything hardened)
- Kid protection > Block exe. downloads

Filterlists :
+ Adguard filters
+ Nocoin list
+ 1hosts PRO

DNS: ControlD free ( blocking social, malware, goverment, ads , typos, drugs)
 

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New month, new 30 day challenge

- removed MD + DUI
- removed edge

+ added huorong internet security + custom hips/ fw + application rule settings
+ brave browser + adguard annoyance filter on brave adblock
- bitwarden
- emsisoft browser extension

quad9 as DNS over https in browser, + ipv4
 

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Made 27 days with huorong

Replaced huorong is with AVG FREE ANTIVIRUS
- enabled hardened mode + avg free firewall ( afaik avg disables windows firewall but avast does not)

Replaced brave browser with Google chrome
- only extension im using is bitwarden

+ adguard with quad9 dns via dnscrypt

Reason: AVG android web filter works with only google chrome + opera so i decided to change all family devices use google chrome + avg
 

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- removed AVG free antivirus
- removed google chrome


+ Added Avira free antivirus
+ Added firefox with avira browser safety extension, bitwarden & ublock origin


Why? Because of avira free hype, and its being light, even it fails on some youtube tests its enough for average user
 

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- removed AVG free antivirus
- removed google chrome


+ Added Avira free antivirus
+ Added firefox with avira browser safety extension, bitwarden & ublock origin


Why? Because of avira free hype, and its being light, even it fails on some youtube tests its enough for average user
A very interesting configuration. I haven't used the new version of Avira yet. The older version suited me very well.
 

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From which link can I download the latest free version?


From avira site, you have to manually install bloatware from avira itself if youre afraid of that
 

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From avira site, you have to manually install bloatware from avira itself if youre afraid of that
Thanks. I'll check out this version.
 
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Avira consumption.

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From avira site, you have to manually install bloatware from avira itself if youre afraid of that

It's still impossible to uninstall bloatware like Optimizer or Avira VPN ?
 

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I installed AVIRA on a trial basis. I don't intend to use it for more than a week at a time.
It's good to know that they are working on this scanning.
I hope they fix it.
The lightness of the program speaks for itself. I have always loved AVIRA
 
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