SECURITY: Complete Peter's Security Config 2021

Last updated
Jul 6, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • Password-less (PIN, Biometric, Face)
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Microsoft account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Other users
Other accounts are Standard users
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
Third-party router
Real-time protection
N360(all setting to aggressive)+its firewall
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
default with privacy setting tweaked
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Portable HMP+NPE
Secure DNS
none(for DNS google dns)
VPN
Norton secure vpn
Password manager
Dashlane
Browsers, Search and Addons
Google
norton safeweb +Adguard extnction
Maintenance and Cleaning
Wise disk cleaner with windows storage sense enabled
Personal Files & Photos backup
Norton cloud backup
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Disk image on a usb using O&O disk image
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  3. Emails. 
  4. Downloading software. 
  5. PC and cloud gaming. 
Computer specs
Brand and model: HP envy 17
CPU intel i5 10gen
GPU Nivida mx330(trash)
RAM DDR4 8gb
Storage: C: 256gb D:1tb
Personal changelog
ABP changed to adguard, UAC from normal to max
Feedback Response

General feedback

peterfat111

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Mar 25, 2021
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We would suggest you to use Adgurd or uBlock Origin instead of ABP...
I tried them both but none blocked ads on different page better than abp, it also got the function where you can chose to block other thing on pages if it don't block all of the ads fully.
 
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silversurfer

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Aug 17, 2014
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On a standard user account UAC will behave as if it were set to max regardless of what it's actually set to. Admin approval doesn't exist for standard accounts

Please tell me, what do you meant exactly with "Admin approval doesn't exist for standard accounts"

I'm on SUA since years on Windows 10, I have always to enter "admin" password on every UAC alerts when any program/software requires admin privileges...
 
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ForgottenSeer 85179

Please tell me, what do you meant exactly with "Admin approval doesn't exist for standard accounts"

I'm on SUA since years on Windows 10, I have always to enter "admin" password on every UAC alerts when any program/software requires admin privileges...
The "real" SUA block these UAC prompts by default.
You can enable that e.g. in Hard_Configurator at right side, bottom "More". Set "disable Elevation on SUA" to "ON".
 

Andy Ful

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Dec 23, 2014
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That is a matter of terminology and UAC settings.

With the default UAC setting, the "Admin approval" prompt is shown on SUA. The UAC setting can be changed to hide this prompt. In this way, the user cannot elevate applications from SUA.
Most users on SUA wrongly think that after "Admin approval" the application still runs on SUA. In fact, the application does not use the SUA profile but another user profile (that of the Admin account).

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