Basic Security ScandinavianFish's Config 2021

Last updated
Dec 13, 2021
Use case
For personal use
Shared with
No one
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Windows OS SKU
Home
Login Unlock
    • Passwordless PIN or Biometrics
Sign-in with
Local account (offline)
Primary user
Administrator rights - Full permissions that can perform harmful changes
Additional users
Set with Standard user rights
OS updates
Automatic updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Network firewall
Third-party router [Mod: depreciated - please choose another option]
Always-on protection
Windows Defender alongside Malwarebytes Premium, both their respective folders and main processes excluded from each other
Binisoft Firewall Control
Firewall
Firewall (user-choice). See details below.
Custom RT/Firewall security
Binisoft: Medium Filtering Learning Mode, Secure Profile and Rules enabled
Windows Defender: ConfigureDefender set on Interactive, disabled network protection, block ISASS credential stealing and Block Executables unless meeting an specific Criteria, Time Limit set to 50 seconds
Malwarebytes: Scan for Rootkits, Use expert system algorithms, Brute Force Protection
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Malwarebytes
ESET online scanner
Secure DNS
NextDNS with AI-Driven Threat Protection and DNS rebinding protection enabled
VPN
None
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers and Extensions
Librewolf with Brave Search
uBlock Origin
Cookie Autodelete
Bitwarden
Utilities for Maintenance
None, snake oil.
Files & Photos backup
MEGA
Files & Photos backup routine
Manual
Emergency recovery plan
None, only Factory Reset/reinstall, I dont have use for one anyways as I all my personal files are backed up and I only game and browse the web.
Integrity of recovery plan
I have no recovery plan
Tasks performed
    • Browsing the web
    • Receiving, sending and opening email attachments
    • Downloading software from reputable sites
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

ScandinavianFish

Level 5
Thread author
Dec 12, 2021
232
After years of using Norton, a few months with Bitdefender, I got Malwarebytes for my family, mostly due to its scan scheduler and not its capabilities as an "true" antivirus, so if one of them, or even me, gets infected, I dont have to lift an finger due to being arguably the best dedicated scanner.