SECURITY: Complete sfinley PC Security Config 2020

Last updated
Jul 15, 2020
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Personal, primary device
Desktop OS
Login security
    • None
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Manual - check for updates, but do not auto-install
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
MalwareBytes
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Defender is turned off
Windows Firewall Control (latest)
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Hitman Pro
Browsers, Search and Addons
FireFox...LastPass
Maintenance and Cleaning
Ccleaner
Wise 365
AdvancedSystemCare Pro
Personal Files & Photos backup
none
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
Macrium Reflect Technician
AOMEI Backupper
MiniTool ShadowMaker
RollBack Rx
Device backup routine
PC activity
  1. Browsing the web. 
  2. Downloading software. 
  3. Streaming. 
  4. Browsing to unknown sites. 
  5. Working from home. 
  6. Multimedia. 
Computer specs
Custom Self-Build
Intel i7 6700k 4200MHZ
Asus Z170-A 16GB ram
GeForce GTX 750 Ti 4GB
Samsung EVO 500GB SSD
WD Red NAS 8TB 7200rpm
WD Black D10 12TB 7200rpm External

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
7,307
@Sfinley:

I would keep MalwareBytes only for on demands scans, and use Windows Defender hardening it with ConfigureDefender or even with Hard_Configurator tools.

You may set UAC to Always Notify.

In Sign-in Options: You should set Account PassWord and/or Windows Hello PIN.

In Photos and Documents Backup , consider to use cloud services (OneDrive, Google Drive,...), and/or also manual backup to external devices.

In Periodic Scanners, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit.

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
 

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
May 4, 2018
2,196
I will say you are too overly stacked on maitainence tools, only have one/two of the three you have installed.
Ccleaner
Wise 365
AdvancedSystemCare Pro

On top of this AdvancedSystemCare Pro is garbage and not even worse the time to be sat on ones PC.

Follow @harlan4096's advice above my post.

Rest to of the setup outside what I've stated above is good, thanks for sharing.

~LDogg
 

Sfinley

New Member
May 6, 2016
9
I will say you are too overly stacked on maitainence tools, only have one/two of the three you have installed.
Ccleaner
Wise 365
AdvancedSystemCare Pro

On top of this AdvancedSystemCare Pro is garbage and not even worse the time to be sat on ones PC.

Follow @harlan4096's advice above my post.

Rest to of the setup outside what I've stated above is good, thanks for sharing.

~LDogg
Thank you LDogg. I have yet to make the changes per Harlan4096 but I will for investigate your notes concerning AdavancedSystemCare Pro. Thanks for your insight and opinion.
 

Nautilus

Level 2
Apr 27, 2020
59
From the backup programs keep macrium, because it is the most reliable. You can keep rollback rx for sytemwide back-ups and restore. Mbam is only good for on demand, in realtime it is not reliable and puts a drag on your system , the webfiltering slows down your webbrowsing massively. Get a good ( free ) av : defender , avast , kscf or paid : eset , norton or emsisoft. Ad netcraft and trace to your extensions. Touch VPN, never heard of that , so of it was me switch to windscribe or nordvpn or mullvad. Iobit systemcare is not as bad as many say , but leave deepcleaning and registry cleaner alone, allthough this program is too bloated for my taste and makes use of many annoying / unessesary processes that keep running in the background. Thanks for sharing your config!
 
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