Advanced Security Thales' Config 2023

Last updated
Mar 20, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
OS (desktop)
Windows 10
On-device encryption
Windows BitLocker
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, Apple TouchID)
Security updates
Automatic - allow all updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
WiFi network firewall
Router firewall is On
Real-time security
  1. Avast
  2. OSA
  3. Group Policy Settings
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall
About custom security
Avast Free
File Shield + Behavior Shield only
High Sensitivity everywhere + hardened mode.
OSA: Custom
GPO: Bitlocker is hardened
Periodic malware scanners
Windows Defender
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Edge: NONE
Secure DNS
Edge: NextDNS
VPN & Protocol used
Password manager
Maintenance tools
Wise Disk Cleaner Free (Auto clean-up weekly)
File and Photo backup
Mainly: Local Offline backups.
Google One (200GB)
Other clouds for my password database
System recovery
Ashampoo Backup pro 16
Encrypted with random password.

Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Working from home
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Logging into my bank account
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Gaming
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Computer specs
What I'm looking for?

Looking for maximum feedback.


Level 15
Thread author
Top Poster
Nov 26, 2017
I just tried Windows 11. Let's wait for windows 12 :D

Quick notes
AOMEI backupper during the restore makes double hidden system drives.
Paragon backupper requires to disable bitlocker protection before the restore.
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Level 15
Thread author
Top Poster
Nov 26, 2017
I switched from OneDrive (100GB) to Google Drive because it's cheap and offers me 200GB of storage.
I changed my version markings from 'file 2023-04-17' to 'file 230417.'

I still have three months left with GoodSync, and I tried searching for another sync app with cloud syncing options, but I only found one: SyncBackPro. However, it's very expensive.
I need to sync apple cloud, dropbox, box, and mega but I'm not gonna install their sync app.

Avast and OSA works well.
I could use WD with Defender control. I like that I have options.

Portable apps also works and there is no error at all.
I'm not sure but probably 3rd party uninstaller is useless but I don't like the native windows uninstaller.
I still don't like windows 11, so I'm gonna skip it wait for windows 12 :)

Probably the best windows setup I've ever made.

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