Advanced Plus Security Sorrento Security Config 2021

Last updated
Dec 1, 2021
Use case
Private use
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Device encryption
Login unlock
OS updates
Allow security updates
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Smart App Control
WiFi network security
Malware protection
AVAST Premium / BlackFog / AdGuard for Windows.
Firewall protection
Other firewall software (3rd-party vendor)
Custom security info
Varies OS tweaks nothing major, services removed that degrade SSD nothing regards security (search etc) - O&O App remover, removed unwanted apps.
Periodic scanners
Hitman Pro / Occasional scan with main AV also Emsisoft & for others PC's I fix.
Malware samples
I do not participate in malware testing.
Default browser / extensions
Brave which is default & New Edge / No thanks extension / Brave search or StartPage.
Secure DNS
AdGuard
VPN
AdGuard VPN or Hideaway.
Password manager
BitWarden
Security keys
Maintenance tools
Wise Disk cleaner / Wise 365 never using reg cleaner / CCleaner pro, also use updater / Reg Organiser again never using auto reg cleaner / MS Cleaner / Also use Shadow Defender occasionally.
Personal backup
Use frequent backup / additions on 3 x 4TB / 1x 3TB extremal drives weekly but only 2 done alternative weeks - 3 tb desk drive in caddy as critical backup of music and photographs, software updated occasionally - Also 2 large USB used / Also have a drive with archive music & video at remote location (sons)
Backup frequency
Manual
Recovery backup
Full images 3 times weekly or more as frequently faff with settings on 11 / Either Reflect or AOMEI - C: is only OS & some programs/ All other data & portable programs on other partitions - So Imaging C: takes 2 minutes or less as with restoring / Data, music, video, etc. backed up drag & drop weekly or more & added to external drives.
Recovery plan integrity
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Notable changes
Removed HMP.A / Added HitmanPro scanner / Added AdGuard for Windows, removed AdGuard extension.
Feedback response

Moderate feedback appreciated. If applicable, looking to make some major or minor changes.

Sorrento

Level 7
Thread author
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Well-known
Dec 7, 2021
343
Occasionally try / use different security solutions, maybe overkill I feel with HMP.Alert but PC runs beautifully - My main concern is backing up 22 years of irreplaceable photographs of mine & others & large amount of music, also pay for software.
 
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Sorrento

Level 7
Thread author
Verified
Well-known
Dec 7, 2021
343
Removed HMP.Alert :oops: / Added HitMan Pro Scanner.

Removed HMP.A.jpg
 
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