SECURITY: Complete Roboman's 2020 Security Configuration

Last updated
Oct 3, 2020
About device
Primary device
Operating system
Sign-in identity
Sign-in with Microsoft account
Log-in security
Permissions
Administrator user account
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Malware samples
No - malware is not downloaded
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Real-time malware protection
Windows Defender (Configure_Defender)
TinyWall
VoodooShield Pro
RTP & OS hardening settings
Windows Defender:

-Profile "HIGH" with Configure_Defender

VoodooShield:

-Application Whitelist mode
-Automatically allow by parent process DISABLED
Periodic scanning
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
ESET Online Scanner
Norton Power Eraser
Browsers
Microsoft Edge
uBlock Origin
BitDefender TrafficLight
PopUp Blocker (strict)
Universal Bypass
Bitwarden
Optimisation apps
SysHardener
Bleachbit (for registry cleaning)
My Files & Photos backup
OneDrive (1TB paid)
My Files backup schedule
Automatic - sync to a trusted cloud provider, or local attached storage
Device recovery & settings
Macrium Reflect Free
Device backup schedule
Computer specifications
Intel Core i7 7700HQ
16GB RAM DDR4
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
Device activity usage
  1. Computer games
  2. Generic web browsing
  3. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  4. Working from home

RoboMan

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Jun 24, 2016
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Ladies, gentlemen, and kind good-looking robots as myself, I hereby present to you my 2020 security configuration. This is my main laptop where I mostly work during the day, and do some programming and streaming at night, maybe Netflix.

It's protected by a heavily configured KIS 2020, tweaked for maximum security while low at resources. Check Discuss - RoboMan's Light Kaspersky Settings for more info!
 

RoboMan

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Jun 24, 2016
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UPDATED: My Kaspersky license ran out so I'm testing my most-probable next security configuration:

First line of defense: BitDefender Total Security 2020

Only thing I dislike is that it lacks any kind of Application Control or anti-exe, which I certainly think NECESSARY.

Extra layer of defense: Hard_Configurator (dissallowed), nothing gets executed unless MANUALLY whitelisted.

So far, so good. System is very light and responsive (even better than when I had WD + Hard_Configurator. I'll test it this whole month and if it goes well, probably by a BitDefender Family Pack.
 

blackice

Level 28
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Apr 1, 2019
1,754
UPDATED: My Kaspersky license ran out so I'm testing my most-probable next security configuration:

First line of defense: BitDefender Total Security 2020

Only thing I dislike is that it lacks any kind of Application Control or anti-exe, which I certainly think NECESSARY.

Extra layer of defense: Hard_Configurator (dissallowed), nothing gets executed unless MANUALLY whitelisted.

So far, so good. System is very light and responsive (even better than when I had WD + Hard_Configurator. I'll test it this whole month and if it goes well, probably by a BitDefender Family Pack.
Bitdefender...what happened to our ESET expert!? You are on to the new hotness, Bitdefender is getting the love around here. Setup looks good. I’d feel safe if I were you. 👍
 

RoboMan

Level 32
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Content Creator
Malware Tester
Jun 24, 2016
2,122
Bitdefender...what happened to our ESET expert!? You are on to the new hotness, Bitdefender is getting the love around here. Setup looks good. I’d feel safe if I were you. 👍
I love ESET! I have many machines around, this thread is about my main gaming laptop. On my other machines I have ESET, and Kaspersky. I've always liked BitDefender, at least since version 2019. It's very stable and fluid, unlike previous versions.
 

blackice

Level 28
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Apr 1, 2019
1,754
I love ESET! I have many machines around, this thread is about my main gaming laptop. On my other machines I have ESET, and Kaspersky. I've always liked BitDefender, at least since version 2019. It's very stable and fluid, unlike previous versions.
If it’s good enough for your gaming system maybe I should check it out. But I’ve got my favorites and only a couple systems to play with.
 

oldschool

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Mar 29, 2018
4,850
You mean TinyWall is a whole new firewall? I thought it was like WFC?
It was, until v.3.0+. Now it's totally rebuilt. Check the Wilders' thread.
 
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