Advanced Plus Security Sorrento Security Config 2021

Last updated
Dec 1, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
Security updates
Allow security updates
Windows UAC
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Windows 11 SAC
Network firewall
Real-time security
AVAST Premium / BlackFog / AdGuard for Windows.
Firewall security
About custom security
Varies OS tweaks nothing major, services removed that degrade SSD nothing regards security (search etc) - O&O App remover, removed unwanted apps.
Periodic malware scanners
Hitman Pro / Occasional scan with main AV also Emsisoft & for others PC's I fix.
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Brave which is default & New Edge / No thanks extension / Brave search or StartPage.
Secure DNS
Desktop VPN
AdGuard VPN or Hideaway.
Password manager
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.
File and Photo 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)
System recovery
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.
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.
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.


Level 9
Thread author
Dec 7, 2021
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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Level 9
Thread author
Dec 7, 2021
Removed HMP.Alert :oops: / Added HitMan Pro Scanner.

Removed HMP.A.jpg
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