SECURITY: Complete Threadripper's Computer Security Configuration 2019

Last updated
Sep 25, 2019
Windows Edition
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
    • Hardware security key
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary user
Admin user - Full permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
Windows Security (including Virtualization Security/Core Isolation) & ConfigureDefender
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
Windscribe Pro ROBERT is like a server-side Pi-Hole blocking tens of millions of crap domains (malware, phishing, ads, cryptominers, etc.)
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Browsers, Search and Addons
Hardened Firefox w/ Bitwarden, Windscribe, Malwarebytes Browser Guard, Dark Reader & HTTPS Everywhere.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Bleachbit, VeraCrypt & PatchMyPC scheduled to run daily.
Personal Files & Photos backup
Limited personal data on PC, recovery codes and such encrypted w/ VeraCrypt and copied to a HDD as a precaution
iCloud used on multiple devices for photos, etc.
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Device recovery & backup
Device backup routine
PC activity
  1. PC and cloud gaming. 
  2. Banking. 
  3. Browsing the web. 
  4. Streaming. 
Computer specs
Ryzen 5 2600 (6 cores, 12 threads @ 4.2GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 2GB
128GB Samsung M.2 (OS + Software)
1TB Toshiba HDD (Games, Large Files, etc.)


Level 9
Feb 24, 2019
I find it works really well next to Defender, and it has pretty good web filtering.
Precisely my thought process. Windows Defender w/ ConfigureDefender on max is pretty good these days, so combining that with excellent web filtering and a backup which only scans on-execution (and of course anti-exploit and anti-ransomware which monitors disk usage) is a beast of a combo.