Advanced Plus Security Sorrento Security Config 2021

Last updated
Dec 1, 2021
About
Personal, primary device
Additional PC users
1 additional user
Desktop OS
Windows 11
OS edition
Pro
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Standard user - Limited permissions
Other users
Other accounts are Standard users
Security updates
Default - allow security updates
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Network firewall
Third-party router
Real-time protection
AVAST Premium / BlackFog / AdGuard for Windows.
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
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 security scanners
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, Search and Addons
Brave which is default & New Edge / No thanks extension / Brave search or StartPage.
Maintenance and Cleaning
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 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)
Personal backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
Device 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.
Device backup routine
Manual (maintained by self)
PC activity
  1. Working from home. 
  2. Browsing the web. 
  3. Emails. 
  4. Shopping. 
  5. Downloading software. 
  6. Multimedia. 
  7. Streaming. 
  8. Shared access. 
Personal changelog
Removed HMP.A / Added HitmanPro scanner / Added AdGuard for Windows, removed AdGuard extension.
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General feedback

Sorrento

Level 4
Thread author
Dec 7, 2021
175
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 4
Thread author
Dec 7, 2021
175
Removed HMP.Alert :oops: / Added HitMan Pro Scanner.

Removed HMP.A.jpg
 
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