Advanced Plus Security show-Zi 2nd Device Security Config 2021

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Jun 8, 2021
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Personal, secondary device
Additional PC users
Not shared with other users
Desktop OS
Windows 10
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • Password-less (PIN, Biometric, Face)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Other users
Security updates
Default - allow security updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Network firewall
ISP-issued router
Real-time protection
Microsoft Defender + SimpleWindowsHardening
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Tinywall
VoodooShield
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
RogueKiller
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
Secure DNS
Provider dependent
VPN
ProtonVPN
Password manager
Bitwarden
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox(beta)-Behave!/NoScript/uBlock Origin
Slimjet(chrome)-AdGuard/Microsoft Defender Browser Protection
Edge-AdGuard
Maintenance and Cleaning
PrivaZer
WiseDiskCleaner
Personal Files & Photos backup
Local disk only. I'm not using the cloud.
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device recovery & backup
Backup and recovery(Windows built-in)
Device backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
PC activity
  1. Working from home. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Emails. 
  4. Downloading software. 
  5. Multimedia. 
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General feedback

show-Zi

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I think I have been using this old PC for more time than my main PC. That's because I've grown attached to it like a married couple as I've been repairing breakdowns and replacing parts. Recently, I increased the ram to 8GB, which makes it more comfortable.
I try to keep software additions to a minimum and install only the bare minimum of browser add-ons.
I am planning to migrate from an admin account to a limited account in the near future.
 

SecureKongo

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Configure Defender wasn't confident in understanding what the settings were, so I'm using SimpleWindows Hardening, which seems to be a simplified version. There are few adjustment points, but I am not dissatisfied with the default recommended settings applied.:geek:
Configure Defender isn't that hard to understand. Setting it to "HIGH" won't cause any problems for most users. (y)

Edit: Simple Windows Hardening isn't a simplified version of Configure Defender. You seem to confuse Configure Defender with Hard_Configurator. Configure Defender increases protection of Microsoft Defender by enabling protection settings that most users can't even see if they are not using Group Policies.
 
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show-Zi

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Configure Defender isn't that hard to understand. Setting it to "HIGH" won't cause any problems for most users. (y)

Edit: Simple Windows Hardening isn't a simplified version of Configure Defender. You seem to confuse Configure Defender with Hard_Configurator. Configure Defender increases protection of Microsoft Defender by enabling protection settings that most users can't even see if they are not using Group Policies.
Thank you for your opinion!:)
I happened to find a site that opened Configure Defender in Japanese, so I changed it from SimpleWindows Hardening. So far, there have been no usage issues due to unexpected reactions.
 

Andy Ful

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Thank you for your opinion!:)
I happened to find a site that opened Configure Defender in Japanese, so I changed it from SimpleWindows Hardening. So far, there have been no usage issues due to unexpected reactions.
Simple Windows Hardening (SWH) is designed to work with ConfigureDefender. These applications are very different. SWH + ConfigureDefender is a simplified version of Hard_Configurator (set to Basic Recommended Settings).
 

show-Zi

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Simple Windows Hardening (SWH) is designed to work with ConfigureDefender. These applications are very different. SWH + ConfigureDefender is a simplified version of Hard_Configurator (set to Basic Recommended Settings).
Thanks for letting me know.:)
I thought the SWH and ConfigureDefender processes overlapped. What's more, Hard _ Configurator, not ConfigureDefender, didn't really understand the configuration.
I think your software is really a Backseat player.(y)