At-Risk MrBananaxx Security Config 2019

Last updated
Jun 19, 2019
Windows Edition
Pro
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Manual - check for updates, but do not auto-install
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
Windows Defender
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Unnecessary services disabled
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
don't need it
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox:
µblock Origin
HTTPS Everywhere
Bitwarden
BetterTTV
Reddit enhancement suite
Decentraleyes
Cookie autodelete
Brave browser only for youtube:
cookie autodelete
Maintenance and Cleaning
None
Personal Files & Photos backup
Backup manually on an external hdd
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
I just Reinstall windows
Device backup routine
None
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Streaming. 
Computer specs
CPU: i5 6500
RAM: 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz
GPU: GTX 1060 3GB
SSD: Samsung 860 evo 500GB
2nd SSD: Crucial MX500 500GB
Staff Notes
  1. This setup configuration does not have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.

harlan4096

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@MrBananaxx : please kindly consider:
  • To harden the system security (Windows Defender) with HardConfigurator (@Andy Ful), or NVT SysHardener and/or NVT OSA (@NoVirusThanks).
  • Change UAC -> Always Notify.
  • To run manual backups of important data to external devices.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :giggle:
 

LDogg

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My advice:
  • UAC to Always Notify
  • Think about a Backup solution like Macrium Reflect or EaseUS ToDo Backup Free
  • Add ZAM Free 3.0
  • Add a complimentary software for Window Firewall such as Tinywall or Malwarebytes Windows Firewall Control
  • Add Configure Defender for Window Defender to further harden and better it's capabilties

Thanks for sharing your config and hope you like my advice above.
Also I like how you have incorporated Syshardener to your setup, this can really help you with the Firewall rules which are in the settings of this software.

~LDogg
 

MrBananaxx

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I modified UAC to always notify.
As for the backup program I prefer to reinstall.
For Zemana, I might try the new version.
I don't think a 3rd party gui for the firewall is necessary, same for configure defender:)
 

MrBananaxx

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Updated the config to reflect the changes I made months ago xD.
Removed: Windows defender, syshardener.
Added: cookie auto delete, brave browser.
Reset UAC to default.
 

MrBananaxx

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Removed: Bleachbit, using windows cleanup instead.
Added: Hard_configurator set to recommended settings.
 
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