Advanced Security oldschool's 2023 surfing laptop configuration

Last updated
Aug 31, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
OS (desktop)
Windows 11
On-device encryption
None
Log-in security
    • Secure biometrics (Windows Hello, Apple TouchID, Fingerprints)
Security updates
Automatic - allow security updates
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
Windows UAC
Always notify
Windows 11 SAC
On
WiFi network firewall
Router firewall is On
Real-time security
Windows Security
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall (Windows)
About custom security
MS Defender set to Max with Platform & Engine update Beta channel
Smart App Control enabled manually
Custom exploit protection | All system settings ON
Firewall Hardening rules applied
RunBySmartscreen
Windows Spy Blocker rules applied
Periodic malware scanners
EEK | KVRT
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
N/A
Browser(s) and extensions
LibreWolf MS Store version | ĀµBO | Disroot
Chrome | ĀµBO | Chrome flags | Disroot
Firefox I ĀµBO | Disroot
Secure DNS
Cloudfare Malware DNS
Desktop VPN
None
Password manager
Maintenance tools
Windows built-in
File and Photo backup
Copy/Paste
System recovery
Wiindows built-in | Aomei Backupper Pro Lifetime
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
Lenovo L340 Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz 8.00 GB RAM 1TB HDD
Notable changes
22-12-5 Reverted to MS Defender.
23-1-21 Refreshed Windows with SAC in evaluation mode.
23-2-2 Clean Windows installation
23-2-18 SAC user-enabled on
27-2-23 Added Chrome for the lack of 'feature' bloat.
28-2-23 Changed default browser to Chrome
21-3-23 Changed Quad9 to NextDNS
What I'm looking for?

Looking for minimum feedback.

oldschool

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Adding to the above post, here are my LibreWolf filter lists.
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