Advanced Plus Security Morro Security Config 2021

Last updated
Jan 13, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
* Ziggo Safe Online by F-Secure
* Malwarebytes WFC.
* Neushield Data Sentinel
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
* Simple Windows Hardening. ( Basic recommended settings. )
* O&O ShutUp10 (recommended settings)
* VeraCrypt
Periodic malware scanners
Periodic manual scan by Ziggo Safe Online by F-Secure - On demand scanners: Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool - EEK
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
* Microsoft Chromium Edge ( Main )
* Firefox
Secure DNS
NextDNS by using YogaDNS.
Desktop VPN
None
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
* Storage Sense
* Wise Disk Cleaner
* PrivaZer ( Once a week. )
* Process Explorer
* O&O Defrag Pro
File and Photo backup
Onedrive
System recovery
EaseUS Todo Backup Free
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
* CPU: Intel Core i5 @ 3.70GHz
* Motherboard: Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) Micro-Star International Co, Ltd
* Ram: 16 GB DDR4
* Storage: SanDisk SD9SN8W256G (SSD) + 1TB HDD + External 5 TB WD Elements 25A3 USB Device
* Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
* Soundcard: NVIDIA High Definition Audio / Realtek High Definition Audio / NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

Morro

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It has been a long time since I actually logged into this forum, so I had to re-make my Security Config. :) Oh and one thing I could not mention in the config, is that I use Malwarebytes WFC with Microsoft Defender Firewall.
 

Morro

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I recommend to set UAC to maximum. Mention in your config the WFC pls.
Windows SUA is a good choice.
Do you use any browser plugins?

- The Config does not allow me to mention MBAM WFC in the Firewall section?
- Just set the UAC to Maximum.

As for Browser Plugins ... yeah at the moment I use these in Edge.

Generated: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:15:05 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/87.0.4280.141 Safari/537.36 Edg/87.0.664.75

Extensions: 23
- Web Boost - Wait Less, Browse Faster! v3.2.4
Make your web pages load faster! Boost browser speed!
- Canvas Blocker - Fingerprint Protect v0.1.5
Prevent HTML canvas element from generating a unique identification key to protect user's privacy
- Kaspersky Protection v1.3.8.0
Je bescherming op het internet met de extensie van Kaspersky
- Flash Video Downloader v32.0.0
Popular Video Downloader. Downloads most popular media formats, flash videos.
- LastPass: Free Password Manager v4.62.0.1
Met LastPass, een bekroonde wachtwoordbeheerder, kunt u uw wachtwoorden opslaan en heeft u veilig toegang vanaf elke computer en elk mobiel apparaat.
- uBlock Origin v1.32.4
Eindelijk, een efficiënte adblocker. Gebruikt weinig processorkracht en geheugen.
- Old Reddit Redirect v1.2.0
Ensure Reddit always loads the old design
- Dark Reader v4.9.26
Donkere modus voor elke website. Zorg goed voor je ogen, gebruik donkere modus voor gebruik in de nacht of zelfs overdag.
- Forget Button - Clean your Browser v0.1.8
Quickly delete recent browser history, cookies, cache, downloads, forms, and passwords from a defined date
- SuperSorter v0.5.3
Clean up your bookmark mess! Sort bookmarks, delete duplicates, merge folders, sort automatically, etc.
- HTML5 Autoplay Blocker v1.5.0
Disables autoplay of all HTML5 audio and video
- PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker v2.0.2
Removes and prevents popups, overlays and cookie notifications, other tools do not. Enjoy the original look of the internet.
- Neat URL v5.0.0
Verwijder rommel van URLs.
- Reddit Enhancement Suite v5.20.12
A suite of modules that enhance your Reddit browsing experience
- Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller v2.0.5
Make scroll behavior smooth, ease-in-out manner, customizable with dynamically plotted curve. With bouncy edge feature.
- Decentraleyes v2.0.15
Beschermt tegen tracking via het "gratis", gecentraliseerd, verzorgen van content.
- WebGL Fingerprint Defender v0.1.5
Defending against WebGL fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- Font Fingerprint Defender v0.1.3
Defending against Font fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- Popup my Bookmarks v7.1.1
Een efficiëntere manier om uw bladwijzermenu te bekijken en beheren
- Layoutify: Improved Layout for Instagram v3.3.3.1
The layout of Instagram.com is not optimized for the desktop. This extension improves this.
- AudioContext Fingerprint Defender v0.1.6
Defending against AudioContext fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- Online Download Manager v4.1.1.4
Manage downloads, sniff and save videos, images, mp3s. Power up Chrome with Online Download Manager
- Turbo Download Manager (3rd edition) v0.6.4
Een downloadmanager met snelheidsversnelling, site spider, dynamische segmentatie, hervatten, pauzeren en downloadherstel
 
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Thales

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The Config does not allow me to mention MBAM WFC in the Firewall section? Just set the UAC to Maximum.

As for Browser Plugins ... yeah at the moment I use these in Edge.


Generated: Wed, 13 Jan 2021 23:15:05 GMT
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/87.0.4280.141 Safari/537.36 Edg/87.0.664.75

Extensions: 23
- Web Boost - Wait Less, Browse Faster! v3.2.4
Make your web pages load faster! Boost browser speed!
- Canvas Blocker - Fingerprint Protect v0.1.5
Prevent HTML canvas element from generating a unique identification key to protect user's privacy
- Kaspersky Protection v1.3.8.0
Je bescherming op het internet met de extensie van Kaspersky
- Flash Video Downloader v32.0.0
Popular Video Downloader. Downloads most popular media formats, flash videos.
- LastPass: Free Password Manager v4.62.0.1
Met LastPass, een bekroonde wachtwoordbeheerder, kunt u uw wachtwoorden opslaan en heeft u veilig toegang vanaf elke computer en elk mobiel apparaat.
- uBlock Origin v1.32.4
Eindelijk, een efficiënte adblocker. Gebruikt weinig processorkracht en geheugen.
- Old Reddit Redirect v1.2.0
Ensure Reddit always loads the old design
- Dark Reader v4.9.26
Donkere modus voor elke website. Zorg goed voor je ogen, gebruik donkere modus voor gebruik in de nacht of zelfs overdag.
- Forget Button - Clean your Browser v0.1.8
Quickly delete recent browser history, cookies, cache, downloads, forms, and passwords from a defined date
- SuperSorter v0.5.3
Clean up your bookmark mess! Sort bookmarks, delete duplicates, merge folders, sort automatically, etc.
- HTML5 Autoplay Blocker v1.5.0
Disables autoplay of all HTML5 audio and video
- PopUpOFF - Popup and overlay blocker v2.0.2
Removes and prevents popups, overlays and cookie notifications, other tools do not. Enjoy the original look of the internet.
- Neat URL v5.0.0
Verwijder rommel van URLs.
- Reddit Enhancement Suite v5.20.12
A suite of modules that enhance your Reddit browsing experience
- Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller v2.0.5
Make scroll behavior smooth, ease-in-out manner, customizable with dynamically plotted curve. With bouncy edge feature.
- Decentraleyes v2.0.15
Beschermt tegen tracking via het "gratis", gecentraliseerd, verzorgen van content.
- WebGL Fingerprint Defender v0.1.5
Defending against WebGL fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- Font Fingerprint Defender v0.1.3
Defending against Font fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- Popup my Bookmarks v7.1.1
Een efficiëntere manier om uw bladwijzermenu te bekijken en beheren
- Layoutify: Improved Layout for Instagram v3.3.3.1
The layout of Instagram.com is not optimized for the desktop. This extension improves this.
- AudioContext Fingerprint Defender v0.1.6
Defending against AudioContext fingerprinting by reporting a fake value.
- Online Download Manager v4.1.1.4
Manage downloads, sniff and save videos, images, mp3s. Power up Chrome with Online Download Manager
- Turbo Download Manager (3rd edition) v0.6.4
Een downloadmanager met snelheidsversnelling, site spider, dynamische segmentatie, hervatten, pauzeren en downloadherstel
Ohh my... I think this is over the top. I mean less is more is the exact wording in your case.
Privacy is less important than security and the more extension you use the more attack vector you have.
 

Kongo

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So which ones do you and others, think are not really necessary?
- Remove Web Boost
- Remove Canvas Blocker
- Keep Kaspersky Protection
- Remove Flash Video Downloader
- Keep LastPass
- Keep UBlock Origin
- Old Reddit Redirect (Keep it if you really need it)
- Dark Reader (Keep it if you really need it)
- Remove Forget Button (Those functions can be enabled in settings and don't require an addon as far as I know)
- Remove SuperSorter
- Remove HTML5 Auto Blocker
- PopUpOFF (Keep it if you really need it)
- Replace NeatURL with ClearURLs (ClearURLs)
- Remove Reddit Enhancement Suite
- Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller (Keep it if you really need it)
- Replace Decentraleyes with LocalCDN (LocalCDN)
- Remove WebGL Fingerprint Defender
- Remove Font Fingerprint Defender
- Remove Popup my Bookmarks
- Layoutify (Keep it if you really need it)
- Remove AudioContext Fingerprint Defender
- Remove Online Download Manager
- Keep Turbo Download Manager

Addons that pretend to hide your fingerprint are never really useful. Play with the browser settings and tweak them for some more privacy and then you are good to go. More "privacy extensions" won't give you more privacy. :)
 

Morro

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- Remove Web Boost
- Remove Canvas Blocker
- Keep Kaspersky Protection
- Remove Flash Video Downloader
- Keep LastPass
- Keep UBlock Origin
- Old Reddit Redirect (Keep it if you really need it)
- Dark Reader (Keep it if you really need it)
- Remove Forget Button (Those functions can be enabled in settings and don't require an addon as far as I know)
- Remove SuperSorter
- Remove HTML5 Auto Blocker
- PopUpOFF (Keep it if you really need it)
- Replace NeatURL with ClearURLs (ClearURLs)
- Remove Reddit Enhancement Suite
- Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller (Keep it if you really need it)
- Replace Decentraleyes with LocalCDN (LocalCDN)
- Remove WebGL Fingerprint Defender
- Remove Font Fingerprint Defender
- Remove Popup my Bookmarks
- Layoutify (Keep it if you really need it)
- Remove AudioContext Fingerprint Defender
- Remove Online Download Manager
- Keep Turbo Download Manager

Addons that pretend to hide your fingerprint are never really useful. Play with the browser settings and tweak them for some more privacy and then you are good to go. More "privacy extensions" won't give you more privacy. :)

Thank you for the advice, this is what I did.

* Removed Web Boost
* Removed Flash Video Downloader.
* Removed Forget Button.
* Removed SuperSorter. ( I had to keep activating the auto sort function every time I start Edge any way. )
* Removed Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller.
* Removed Canvas Blocker
* Removed WebGL Fingerprint Defender
* Removed Font Fingerprint Defender
* Removed AudioContext Fingerprint Defender
* Removed Reddit Enhancement Suite


* Kept Kaspersky Protection.
* Kept LastPass.
* Kept UBlock Origin.
* Kept Old Reddit Redirect.
* Kept Dark Reader.
* Kept PopUpOFF.
* Kept Online Download Manager. ( I really like how it organizes my downloads. )
* Kept Turbo Download Manager.
* Kept Layoutify.
* Kept Popup my Bookmarks. ( I prefer it over the normal bookmark method. )

* Replaced NeatURL with ClearURL.
* Replaced Decentraleyes with LocalCDN.
 
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Kongo

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* Kept HTML5 Auto Blocker. ( I just do not like it when a video starts automatically. )
You can disable AutoPlay in the browser options. Picture is in german, but I'm sure you will find the setting anyway. ;)
 

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Kongo

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This!

I would keep these and delete everything else.
  • LastPass
  • UBlock Origin
For example I have only 1 addon (AdBlock for youtube) because I hate youtube adds and the nextDns does the rest.
Keep it realistic, he already deleted like 50% of his extensions, and if he needs those downloaders and other extensions he should keep them. (y)
 

Morro

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Trying out NextDNS for a while, I hope that 300k query's are enough. From what I read here and else where it should be, but we will see. :)

I used SecurityNightmares tutorial to set up NextDNS.


And for now I removed uBlock Origin.
 
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ForgottenSeer 85179

You should check my guide update :)
 

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