SECURITY: Basic tipo laptop Security Config 2020

Last updated
Nov 11, 2020
About
My primary device
Operating system
Windows 10
Login security
    • Password (Aa-Zz, 0-9, Symbols)
Primary sign-in
Local account
Primary account rights
Administrator permissions
Security updates
Automatic - allow all types of updates
Windows UAC
Maximum - always notify
Real-time protection
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
Software firewall
Microsoft Defender Firewall
Custom RTP, Firewall and OS settings
none
Malware research
Yes - malware samples are downloaded to my PC
Periodic scanners
Hitmanpro
Browsers, Search and Addons
Firefox with Adblock Plus, Lastpass, Bitdefender Anti-tracker
PC maintenance
ccleaner
Personal Files & Photos backup
none
Personal backup routine
Device recovery & backup
Rollback RX, Shadow Defender, External HDD
Device backup routine
PC activity
  1. Browsing the Web
  2. Checking emails
  3. Shopping
  4. Financial
  5. Installing new software
  6. Visiting unknown sites
  7. File sharing
  8. Video games
  9. Streaming content
  10. Malware testing
Computer specs
HP
AMD Ryzen 5
Nvidia Geforce gtx 1650
DDR ?, 16gb
SSD, 256gb

harlan4096

Moderator
Verified
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Apr 28, 2015
7,037
@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
285
@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
2,199
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
285
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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