Advanced Plus Security oldschool's config 2021

Last updated
Dec 5, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Log-in security
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Windows UAC
Always notify
Windows 11 SAC
Network firewall
Real-time security
Microsoft Defender
Firewall security
About custom security
ConfigureDefender @ modified Max
TinyWall v. 3.2.3 + Windows Firewall
Periodic malware scanners
HitmanPro Free
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
strict tracking prevention
Privacy Badger
Brave search

strict tracking | total cookie protection
µBO hard mode
Brave search
Privacy features enabled via internal settings only for usability Firefox Privacy or: How I Learned to Stop Hardening and Love Strict Tracking Protection

Brave shields @ aggressive + per-site switches
Brave search
All internal privacy settings enabled
Secure DNS
Quad9 DOH
Desktop VPN
Password manager
Little Black Book
Maintenance tools
Windows built-in
File and Photo backup
External - Free Agent drive
System recovery
Aoemi Backupper
Restore points - weekly scheduled task
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
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
Lenovo l340 i3 8145U CPU @ 2.10 GHz 2.300 GHz 8GB DDR4 RAM 1 TB HDD
Notable changes
7-1-21 Updated config as above
7-10-21 Switched out µBO & ClearURLs for Trace
7-13-21 Switched ClearURLs for Trace in Brave
7-16-21 Updated config as above - Edge as main browser
7-18-21 Brave uninstalled
7-21-21 Reverted to µBO as sole extension in browsers.
Updated Firefox search engines
Replaced Adguard DNS with Cloudfare DNS
8-24-21 Replaced µBO with Privacy Badger
8-28-21 Configured three browsers for compartmentalization
8.30.21 Back to µBO hard mode all three browsers
9.29.21 Back to Microsoft Defender and NextDNS
10.1.21 Added VoodooShield Pro
11.11.21 Removed VoodooShield & added TinyWall. Switched to Trace from µBO in Edge.
12.5.21 Replaced Trace with Privacy Badger
12.20.21 Reverted to Firefox internal settings only.
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.


ForgottenSeer 92963

Good setup (especially running basic user(y) )

Same question why drop SWH? Does SWH interfere with standard user account?

Third and last question does TinyWall allow network access of MD (important to have MD reaching the cloud since you have set CD to Max)?

ForgottenSeer 92963

See what you have done, now I am also running as standard user :)(y)

All and all I am starting to get used to it. Running standard user together with SimpleWindowsHardening and ConfigureDefender and some Edge hardening tweaks through regedit (had to make standard user ADMIN temporary to run regedit). Using a PIN-code to elevate to admin is easier than the (long) passwords I used in the past. So I think it is a keeper for 2022.

Thanks @oldschool for giving the good example (y)
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