Advanced Security Soulbound ArcoLinux (Arch based Linux) Configuration

Last updated
Jun 22, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Basic account password (insecure)
Security updates
Check for updates and Notify
Network firewall
Real-time security
Latest Linux-Hardened Kernel (with Linux-LTS and Linux Kernel as fall back options)
Firewall security
Built-in Firewall for Mac/Linux
About custom security
Additional ArcoLinux tools included
Periodic malware scanners
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Google Chrome with uBlock and Steven Black's Hosts imported
Password manager
File and Photo backup
External drives
System recovery
Manual Backup
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Gaming
Computer specs
i7 processor 10th Generation
Intel Graphics Onboard
What I'm looking for?

Not looking for any feedback.


Thread author
Staff Member
Jan 14, 2015
On work laptop aside I mainly use ArcoLinux (Arch Based Linux distribution) with custom tools, custom repos, Linux Hardened Kernel (with Linux and Linux LTS Kernels as fall back).
Base system is XFCE (stock DE install) but I use Awesome Window Manager and also at times QTile. Both heavily configured.
paccache hook added also to pacman hooks to save me some headaches each time I update/upgrade the system.

Occasionally I will game on the system but its mainly for work purposes.

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