Advanced Plus Security silversurfer's Laptop Config 2023

Last updated
Nov 4, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
About WiFi router
AVM Router 7590
Real-time security
F-Secure Safe (3 year license from giveaway...)
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Windows Firewall Control
  • Medium Filtering: enabled
  • Secure Profile/Rules: enabled
  • Display notifications: enabled
Windows Security Center - Core Isolation
  • Memory Integrity: enabled
  • Kernel-mode Hardware-enforced Stack Protection: enabled
  • Microsoft Vulnerable Driver Blocklist: enabled
Periodic malware scanners
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool, Norton Power Eraser, Emsisoft Emergency Kit.
Malware sample testing
I do participate in malware testing. See details about my testing environment below.
Environment for malware testing
VMware Workstation Pro v17
Browser(s) and extensions
Firefox: uBlock Origin Lite, Dark Reader, KeePassXC, F-Secure Browser Protection, Netcraft Extension.
Secure DNS (system-wide) and same for Firefox (DoH: "Max Protection")
Desktop VPN
Proton VPN (free version)
Password manager
KeePassXC for Windows (including support for Windows Hello), KeePass Portable (as backup)
Maintenance tools
Revo Uninstaller, PatchMyPC, Autoruns, Process Explorer, UltraSearch, O&O AppBuster & ShutUp10++
File and Photo backup
Microsoft OneDrive (free data storage 5GB)
System recovery
Macrium Reflect 8 Home (full system backup stored on external drive)
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • Opening email attachments
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
HP Laptop 17.3" (FHD 1920 x 1080)
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U | CPU Cores: 8 | Base Clock: 2.0 GHz | Max. Boost 4,5 GHz
AMD Radeon Graphics | GPU Max. Memory: 2GB
What I'm looking for?

Looking for minimum feedback.


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Apr 24, 2016
I would change the AdGuard MV3 extension in Edge for the regular AdGuard (MV2) one or uBlock Origin.
Development is temporarily stopped:
Currently, we are focused on the mv2 version. We will continue to work on mv3 later. In a month or two. Keep tuned.
That means no filter updates, because filter updates depend on new releases with a MV3 extension.
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Aug 17, 2014


Level 85
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Aug 17, 2014
Did your install of F-secure updated automatically to the new version, or you had to do it manually?

Edit: Nvm, I got the notification to update just now. I had it installed on my old laptop
I couldn’t wait until F-Secure does updating itself automatically, so most of time I prefer to check for updates manually.

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