Basic Security rndmblk's gaming PC config 2021

Last updated
Feb 17, 2021
How it's used?
Operating system
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Kaspersky Internet Security
Firewall security
About custom security
- Kasperksy Internet Security with settings as per my post here

OS Hardening:
- Simple Windows Hardening with 'Basic Recommended Settings'. However, enable Remote Access due to connecting to my laptop from another PC at home.

- Kaspersky Internet Security with default firewall settings
Periodic malware scanners
Autoruns for managing which applications run at start
ProcExp for reviewing processes in memory

Autorun and ProcExp configured to check
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Edge Chromium
- Extensions - uBlock Origin, Bitdefender Trafficlight, Netcraft, ClearURLs
- uBlock Origin in Medium mode plus NOOP exception for some Top Level Domains
Secure DNS
Desktop VPN
No VPN due to minimal browsing on this PC
Password manager
Bitwarden (extension in Edge too)
Maintenance tools
No utilities, have auto-update for Steam, GOG Galaxy etc
File and Photo backup
None. No personal files, photos etc stored on this PC. Game saves backed up to the cloud in Steam, GOG etc.
System recovery
Full System Image via Macrium Reflect
Risk factors
    • Gaming
Computer specs
Custom build
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
GPU: RTX 2060 Super
RAM: 16 GB DDR 3200
Notable changes
Apr 26th: Changed to match most of my laptop config.
Feb 17th: Changed H_C to Recommended and ConfigureDefender to HIGH
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.


Level 3
Thread author
Nov 18, 2020
Updated to match most of my own laptop settings. Makes it easier to support my family member when we both have similar setups.
Main difference is that this PC has no personal files, photos etc. Only used for gaming so only using a full system backup for ease of recovery not a personal file backup.
Realise it might still fall under Security: Basic :)
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