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
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
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
Windows Spy Blocker rules applied
Periodic malware scanners
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
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
Password manager
Maintenance tools
Windows built-in
File and Photo backup
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.


Level 76
Thread author
Top Poster
Mar 29, 2018
Adding to the above post, here are my LibreWolf filter lists.

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