Advanced Plus Security Shadowra PC Configuration 2022

Last updated
Apr 22, 2022
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Basic account password (insecure)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Enabled
Real-time security
Kaspersky Plus 2023
Voodooshield Pro
Hard Configurator (Firewall - LOLbins - Rules by H-C)
Firewall security
About custom security
Firewall router ASUS
NextDNS configured in my router

Windows 11 modded (disable Microsoft Telemetry, Spy)
Periodic malware scanners
1 scan / week with
Malwarebytes Free
KVRT
Norton Power Eraser
Malware sample testing
I do participate in malware testing. See details about my testing environment below.
Browser(s) and extensions
Firefox x64 : Bitwarden, AdGuard (filter) , Click&Clean
Secure DNS
NextDNS with Spy filtrer, security (disabled on my VM)
Desktop VPN
Mullvad
Password manager
Bitwarden
Maintenance tools
PrivaZer, NZXT CAM, HWDINFO, AIDA64
File and Photo backup
Easus Todo Backup
System recovery
Disk storage (USB), Cloud
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Browsing the dark web
    • Working from home
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Requesting and accepting remote access
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
    • Downloading malware samples
Computer specs
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
Saphirre RX6600XT Pulse 8Gb
2x16Go Patriot Viper RGB 3000Mhz
Crucial P1 SSD MVNE 1To
Crucial MX500 480Go
Seagate Firecuda 1To
NZXT Kraken Z63 (280mm)
Notable changes
- 04/22/2022 : Big update in security
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

Razza

Level 4
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Aug 12, 2014
163
Back to Windows Defender.
Bitdefender I have too much slowdown due to its HTTPS certificate... disappointed....
When I was using Bitdefender last year, I did notice a major slow down on HTTPS traffic couldn't get much more than than 50ish Mbps on any downloads using HTTPS on my 650Mbps connection using a av with no HTTPS scanning eg F-Secure zero issues.

I do think Bitdefender need to optimise there HTTPS scanning as I did test a other AV last year Eset which also dose HTTPS scanning but didn't seem to suffer anywhere near the performance hit on speeds.
 

Shadowra

Level 34
Thread author
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Top Poster
Content Creator
Malware Tester
Well-known
Sep 2, 2021
2,335
When I was using Bitdefender last year, I did notice a major slow down on HTTPS traffic couldn't get much more than than 50ish Mbps on any downloads using HTTPS on my 650Mbps connection using a av with no HTTPS scanning eg F-Secure zero issues.

I do think Bitdefender need to optimise there HTTPS scanning as I did test a other AV last year Eset which also dose HTTPS scanning but didn't seem to suffer anywhere near the performance hit on speeds.

I didn't have any problems when downloading, but mostly on HTTPS sites in surf.... (yet on Speedtest I am between 800Mbps and 1Gbps)
 

eonline

Level 21
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Well-known
Nov 15, 2017
1,064
I would like to see some anti-exploit rules at least for your browsers. Thanks for sharing.

Edit: I believe VS has anti-exploit capabilities? Am I right? Sorry I was never a user of that program.
 
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Shadowra

Level 34
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Sep 2, 2021
2,335
Hello :)

I just did a big security update on my pc.

I removed Norton. Not that I don't like it, but I couldn't stand its FPs anymore (whether it's files I'm using, or detecting me some software as malware...)

I keep Voodooshield, which is clearly my favorite (and especially considering the duration of the key I was offered xD)

So I tested several security software on VM before choosing the one that would replace Norton.

Bitdefender was good but it puts a certificate that makes me slow down Internet.
Kaspersky, slowdown in game
F-Secure I like, but it's on my family's PCs.

I needed an av that doesn't bother me and above all that I keep a geeky side.
And my choice is GDATA. Why do I choose GDATA?

- It has the performance of Bitdefender and its B engine is constantly evolving.
- Its BEAST is awsome
- GDATA is German, and where I live, we are very friendly with Germany
- I admire @struppigel work in the fight against malware
- It is cheap

I just had a conflict with Gdata Firewall and Voodooshield, my Windows session had trouble starting. But after a downgrade to the AV version, no more problems ! :)
 

L0ckJaw

Level 19
Verified
Content Creator
Well-known
Feb 17, 2018
870
Hello :)

I just did a big security update on my pc.

I removed Norton. Not that I don't like it, but I couldn't stand its FPs anymore (whether it's files I'm using, or detecting me some software as malware...)

I keep Voodooshield, which is clearly my favorite (and especially considering the duration of the key I was offered xD)

So I tested several security software on VM before choosing the one that would replace Norton.

Bitdefender was good but it puts a certificate that makes me slow down Internet.
Kaspersky, slowdown in game
F-Secure I like, but it's on my family's PCs.

I needed an av that doesn't bother me and above all that I keep a geeky side.
And my choice is GDATA. Why do I choose GDATA?

- It has the performance of Bitdefender and its B engine is constantly evolving.
- Its BEAST is awsome
- GDATA is German, and where I live, we are very friendly with Germany
- I admire @struppigel work in the fight against malware
- It is cheap

I just had a conflict with Gdata Firewall and Voodooshield, my Windows session had trouble starting. But after a downgrade to the AV version, no more problems ! :)
You know i really like GDATA, i dont use it because i love Bitdefender VPN and GDATA and Bitdefender VPN dont work together.
GDATA VPN is oke, but slow compared to the BD one.

And the parental controls are simply said, lousy from GDATA, can not do anything and no seperate app for the phone or tablet.

@struppigel is GDATA planning to update the Parental Control and the look and feel of GDATA ?

Overall GDATA is a great AV !
 

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