Advanced Security Pat MacKnife Security Desktop Config 2024

Last updated
Feb 2, 2024
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
BitLocker Device Encryption for Windows
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
About WiFi router
From provider internetbox
Real-time security
AVG internet Security.
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Default settings
Periodic malware scanners
KVRT, Norton power Eraser , Sophos Scan & Clean,
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
No test
Browser(s) and extensions
Google Chrome Browser with Ublock Origin.
Secure DNS
Cloudflare DNS
Quad9 DNS
Desktop VPN
Password manager
Maintenance tools
Wise disk cleaner & wise registry cleaner.
File and Photo backup
Aomei Backupper Standard
System recovery
Macrium Reflect free
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
Desktop Medion Akoya (Windows 11 PC)
Intel® i3-10100. Quad-Core @3,60 Ghz to 4,30 Turbo
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Ram: 16 GB DDR4 @ 2666 Mhz.
Samsung 980 NVMe SSD. 500 GB. (read/write 3100/2600 MB)
Notable changes
Nov 2 2023 : Installed BD free
Feb 02 2024 : Installed AVG internet Security ( License from AV_C survey)
What I'm looking for?

Looking for minimum feedback.

Pat MacKnife

Level 15
Thread author
Top Poster
Jul 14, 2015
This is a new desktop from May 3 (Its a Budget Pc but didn't wanted to spend too much money for a Pc with daily tasks : surfing the web, open some word documents and a little game)
Hell yeah this i3 is fast with SSD (500 MB read/write) , i bought a new SSD with faster specs (Samsung 980 500 GB 3100/2600 MB) i'm waiting for delivery :)

Pat MacKnife

Level 15
Thread author
Top Poster
Jul 14, 2015
Uninstalled BD because of this High resources :

Bitdefender usage jan2023.jpg

Is this normal ? MS edge was open with 5 tabs , when i close edge then BD drops down to 350 MB o_O
Also tested with Google chrome, it raises from 350 MB to 750 MB in about 15 minutes .....

Edit : After an update Everything is back to normal now, don't know who fixed it, Bd , windows ?! :)
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Pat MacKnife

Level 15
Thread author
Top Poster
Jul 14, 2015
My internet became slow (web browsing) in the last month so i uninstalled BD a few days ago ... OMG everything is normal again !! My guess was BD.
Now using AVG free with trafficLight in browser, works fine.

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