SECURITY: Basic tipo laptop Security Config 2020

Last updated
Nov 11, 2020
About device
Primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
Sign-in identity
Sign-in with Local account
Log-in security
    • Account password
Permissions
Administrator user account
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Malware samples
Yes - malware is downloaded to my PC
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Real-time malware protection
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
RTP & OS hardening settings
none
Periodic scanning
Hitmanpro
Browsers
Firefox with Adblock Plus, Lastpass, Bitdefender Anti-tracker
Optimisation apps
ccleaner
My Files & Photos backup
none
My Files backup schedule
Manual - every month to the cloud, or local attached storage
Device recovery & settings
Rollback RX, Shadow Defender, External HDD
Device backup schedule
Computer specifications
HP
AMD Ryzen 5
Nvidia Geforce gtx 1650
DDR ?, 16gb
SSD, 256gb
Device activity usage
  1. Generic web browsing
  2. Checking web mail and emails
  3. Shopping
  4. Financial and sensitive documents
  5. Downloading and installing new software(s)
  6. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites
  7. Downloading from file-sharing sites
  8. Computer games
  9. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  10. Testing the limits of security software

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
6,964
@tipo:

Use a full virtuliazed system such as VirtualBox or VMWare if download malware directly to Your system.

In Photos and Files Backup , consider also cloud services.

In Backup and RollBack, You may add a full Image System BackUp solution: Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliable.

In Periodic Scanners, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
 

tipo

Level 6
Jul 26, 2012
267
@tipo:

Use a full virtuliazed system such as VirtualBox or VMWare if download malware directly to Your system.

In Photos and Files Backup , consider also cloud services.

In Backup and RollBack, You may add a full Image System BackUp solution: Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliable.

In Periodic Scanners, You may add EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit

Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :)
thanks for the heads up and advices!
 

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
May 4, 2018
2,201
Start off being blunt, backup solution(s) are needed no excuse not to protect data, regardless of what it is. Use Adguard or alternative instead of Adblock Plus, can also be used as additional malware protection IF needed but do not rely on it.

Definitely a lot that needs to be added here the computer is certainly not safe for the listed activities you do even with BD installed.

~LDogg
 

tipo

Level 6
Jul 26, 2012
267
Start off being blunt, backup solution(s) are needed no excuse not to protect data, regardless of what it is. Use Adguard or alternative instead of Adblock Plus, can also be used as additional malware protection IF needed but do not rely on it.

Definitely a lot that needs to be added here the computer is certainly not safe for the listed activities you do even with BD installed.

~LDogg
I also use shadow defender and rollback rx. and sometimes while testing malware on my laptop is inside the sandbox (sandboxie). but that`s very rare, that`s why I didn`t put sandboxie in my security config. the backup is manual, once a month,on an external hdd- only the files that I can`t live without.
 
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