Advanced Plus Security Razza Security Config 2021

Last updated
Oct 11, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Default - allow security updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
F-Secure Safe
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Default settings on F-Secure Safe not much you can change 😀
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Emsisoft emergency Kit
Malwarebytes Free
WiseVector StopX (Real-time disabled)
Secure DNS
cloudflare DOH (YogaDNS)
VPN
Mullvad
Password manager
Self-hosted Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
Chrome
Add-ons: Adguard browser extension
Maintenance and Cleaning
PrivaZer
Personal Files & Photos backup
Backed up to local networked drive which get backup to remote server nightly.
Macrium Reflect Home Edition
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Backed up to local networked drive which get backup to remote server nightly.
Macrium Reflect Home Edition
Device backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
PC activity
  1. Working from home. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Emails. 
  4. Shopping. 
  5. Banking. 
  6. Downloading software. 
  7. PC and cloud gaming. 
  8. Multimedia. 
  9. Streaming. 
Computer specs
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Daily driver)
i5-6200U
8GB Ram
2TB SSD
Personal changelog
20/07/2021: Added YogaDNS
11/06/2021: Replaced BitDefender with F-Secure, replaced nordvpn with Mullvad
Feedback Response

General feedback

Razza

Level 2
Thread author
Aug 12, 2014
94
Hi, I've not posted a security configuration for some time last on 2019 so decided to post a latest one, I use this config on both my daily use laptop and gaming pc and a very similar setup on other family members devices got Bitdefender family pack 2 years on offer earlier the year.
 

SecureKongo

Level 29
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Top poster
Well-known
Feb 25, 2017
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I recommend using encrypted DNS with a DNS provider of your choice. I personally can recommend NextDNS and Quad9.
As Emsisoft Emergency Kit also uses Bitdefender engine, you might want to replace it with something like Norton Power Eraser or Malwarebytes Free. (y)
 

Razza

Level 2
Thread author
Aug 12, 2014
94
Your Realtime Protection states: None.
Opps Fixed that thanks.
I recommend using encrypted DNS with a DNS provider of your choice. I personally can recommend NextDNS and Quad9.
As Emsisoft Emergency Kit also uses Bitdefender engine, you might want to replace it with something like Norton Power Eraser or Malwarebytes Free.
I know Emsisosft uses BD engine most of Emsisoft detection are from it they also got their own sig that sometime picks up stuff BD doesn't, I also use Malwarebytes might take a look at Power eraser.

I will have a look at DNS provider at some stage.

How do you like Bitdefender so far?
I've only used it for a few week on my daily use laptop doesn't seem to slow it down CPU usage seem quite good since switching to BD from Eset the battery life on my laptop seem to increases a little, actually there is a slow down only on start up for about 1-2 min during that time BD is near 100% CPU but after that it zero lag.

On my gaming pc with AMD Ryzen I don't noticed BD even at boot.
 

Razza

Level 2
Thread author
Aug 12, 2014
94
Update 11/10/2021:
Replaced BitDefender Total with F-Secure Safe overall protection BitDefender is probably a bit better product but replaced it due to a few issues recent it's been randomly pegging the CPU on my daily laptop for last few weeks not sure want changed also experienced a few random system lock up that not happen since removing BD, switched to F-secure the laptop seem a bit more speedy and battery life increased by hour or so compared to BD.

Replaced Nordvpn with Mullvad Speed wise seem roughly same as Nord limited testing.