Basic Security Toto's config for the beginning of 2022

Last updated
Dec 20, 2021
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Biometrics (Windows Hello PIN, TouchID, Face, Iris, Fingerprint)
Security updates
Allow security updates and latest features
User Access Control
Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Avast Free Antivirus
Firewall security
About custom security
RTP settings: Custom components; enabled only file antivirus, web antivirus and behavior blocker
Firewall settings: Default
OS settings: disabled all privacy related settings (personalized ads, locally relevant content etc.)
Periodic malware scanners
Eset Online Scanner
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Chrome (Google Search; Ublock Origin)
Edge (Google Search; Ublock Origin; Teleparty)
Mozilla Firefox (DuckDuckGo Search; Ublock Origin)
Secure DNS
Desktop VPN
VPN Unlimited - Manually use as needed
Password manager
Chrome passwords manager
Maintenance tools
No third party optimization tools, own windows tools occasionally
File and Photo backup
Google Drive
System recovery
I have all important files backed up on Google Drive and reformatting would not be an issue (if deemed necessary)
Risk factors
    • Working from home
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Requesting and accepting remote access
    • Streaming audio/video content from shady sites
Computer specs
Dell XPS 13 9360
Intel Core i5 8250u
Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 GB of DDR4 RAM
256 GB of NVME storage
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.

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