SECURITY: Complete Nightwalker's security setup for 2021

Last updated
Feb 17, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS License Type
Pro
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary account rights
Limited permissions
Other accounts rights
Administrator permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Network firewall
Personal router w/ firewall & filtering
Real-time protection
AVG Internet Security 2021 with minor settings changed
AdGuard 7 with SafeDNS enabled
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Windows privacy settings changed
Malware research
No - malware samples are not downloaded
Periodic scanners
Emsisoft Emergency Kit (rarely used)
Malwarebytes 4 (rarely used)
AdwCleaner (rarely used)
DNS
NextDNS with OISD filter list
VPN
Windscribe
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
Brave
Chrome
Firefox
Edge
PC maintenance
Windows native system tools
Personal Files & Photos backup
Macrium Reflect 7
OneDrive
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect 7
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Emails. 
  3. Shopping. 
  4. Downloading software. 
  5. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  6. File sharing and torrents. 
  7. Working from home. 
  8. PC and cloud gaming. 
  9. Streaming. 
Computer specs
Custom Machine
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3600
GPU: RTX 2060 Super
RAM: 16 Gb DDR4 3000 mhz
Storage: SSD Adata XPG Gammix S11 Pro 1 Tb
Feedback Response

General feedback

DDE_Server

Level 22
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Sep 5, 2017
1,091
i use some near setup however i am using kaspersky cloud free +Adguard Desktop+VS free in smart mode
Do you think may i need interbet security instead "and Give up VS instead" :unsure::unsure:
I have simole firewall included in my TP link router however it is not advance what do you think ??
 

Nightwalker

Level 22
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Content Creator
May 26, 2014
1,101
i use some near setup however i am using kaspersky cloud free +Adguard Desktop+VS free in smart mode
Do you think may i need interbet security instead "and Give up VS instead" :unsure::unsure:
I have simole firewall included in my TP link router however it is not advance what do you think ??
Your setup is pretty good, no need to go with the internet security version, even with the cloud free you don't need VS.

I think Kaspersky Internet Security is almost a flawless product, if you want to buy some security solution go for it, but the free version is enough.

I am still a big fan of Kaspersky, their products are the gold standard of the industry.
 

Nightwalker

Level 22
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
May 26, 2014
1,101
Gotcha. I always remember you as being a Kaspersky fan, so I guess I was just surprised at the change. So the privacy stuff is overblown? What makes you say that?
I still am a big Kaspersky fan, just trying some new things to satisfy my geek security side, no problems with it and I still have almost 3 years of my subscription for the internet security version.

The privacy stuff is overblow because Avast respected the user settings, more info here from @RejZoR

 
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