Advanced Plus Security RoboMan's 2021 Security Config

Last updated
Jan 22, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
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
  • Comodo Firewall
  • SysHardener
Firewall security
About custom security
Comodo Firewall:
  • Auto-containment: ON
  • Virtualization: all unrecognized files
  • Viruscope: ON
SysHardener:
  • Deny execution of all scripts: ON
  • All major configurations: ON
Periodic malware scanners
ESET Online Scanner
Windows Defender
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Microsoft Edge

Extensions:
  • uBlock Origin
  • Universal Bypass
  • Bitwarden
  • I don't care about cookies
  • BitDefender TrafficLight
Secure DNS
Cloudfare DNS (malware)
Desktop VPN
Windscribe
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
Bleachbit (added automated task to clean every day)
File and Photo backup
OneDrive 100GB with automatic backup
System recovery
Macrium Reflect Free
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
Intel Core i7 7700HQ
16GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB VRAM
What I'm looking for?

Looking for maximum feedback.

RoboMan

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Morning fellas,

As from yesterday, this is my primary protection configuration.

I had about 40 days left for my Kaspersky license, but I was already experiencing some issues with certain applications (which Kaspersky support is trying to fix for more than a year now), so I decided to migrate anyways. I am not a fan of Windows Defender resource consumption, so I disabled it for good.

As for real time protection, I went with WiseVector StopX due to it's great malware protection capabilities. Since it's a basic antivirus with no extra modules, and taking into account the IMPORTANCE of default deny modules in 2021, I paired it up with VoodooShield (premium), which is configured to stay always ON. As an extra help, I hardened Windows with SysHardener.

I don't think I leave much of an open door for attack surface, but I'm 100% open for feedback and suggestions if you feel like I need it. I'm trying to avoid overkilling my laptop.

Thank you and stay safe.
 

RoboMan

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October 4th/2021

rev002: I changed yesterday my configuration, WiseVector wasn't fullfilling my needs, my security configuration now stands as follows.

First line of defense: protecting my browser with
  • Ad blocking: uBlock Origin
  • Malware Protection: BitDefender TrafficLight
Real time protection: if anything manages to get through
  • Comodo Firewall: cruelsister's variation, which basically consists on
  1. Auto-virtualization of all unrecognized files (all those which do not match the Vendors List signature)
  2. HIPS: off
I also made sure Viruscope is enabled since it doesn't bother me and it's good to have it there.

So now I have a solid firewall filtering traffic, handling suspicious/unknown files, and a protected browser. But of course this isn't new, it's the config I always end up coming back to :)
 

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