Advanced Plus Security Sorrento Security Config 2021

Last updated
Dec 1, 2021
Use case
For personal use
Shared with
Desktop OS
Windows 11
Windows OS SKU
Pro
Login Unlock
Sign-in with
Local account (offline)
Primary user
Standard rights - Restricted permissions that prevent harmful changes
Additional users
Set with Standard user rights
OS updates
Allow security updates
Windows UAC
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Network firewall
Third-party router [Mod: depreciated - please choose another option]
Always-on protection
AVAST Premium / BlackFog / AdGuard for Windows.
Firewall
Firewall (user-choice). See details below.
Custom RT/Firewall security
Varies OS tweaks nothing major, services removed that degrade SSD nothing regards security (search etc) - O&O App remover, removed unwanted apps.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Hitman Pro / Occasional scan with main AV also Emsisoft & for others PC's I fix.
Secure DNS
AdGuard
VPN
AdGuard VPN or Hideaway.
Password manager
BitWarden
Browsers and Extensions
Brave which is default & New Edge / No thanks extension / Brave search or StartPage.
Utilities for Maintenance
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.
Files & Photos 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)
Files & Photos backup routine
Manual
Emergency recovery plan
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.
Integrity of recovery plan
Tasks performed
    • Working from home
    • Browsing the web
    • Receiving, sending and opening email attachments
    • Buying goods from online stores, entering card details and addresses
    • Downloading software from reputable sites
    • Watching movies and TV series via subscriptions
    • Streaming audio and videos from sites
    • Other users have access to this PC
Notable changes
Removed HMP.A / Added HitmanPro scanner / Added AdGuard for Windows, removed AdGuard extension.
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

Sorrento

Level 6
Thread author
Dec 7, 2021
268
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 6
Thread author
Dec 7, 2021
268
Removed HMP.Alert :oops: / Added HitMan Pro Scanner.

Removed HMP.A.jpg
 
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