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    • Windows Hello PIN
Account permissions
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Security updates
Manually check for updates
Windows UAC
Default - Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer
Malware samples
No - Malware samples are not purposely downloaded
Real-time Malware protection
F Secure SAFE
Firewall protection
Microsoft Defender Firewall
RTP configuration
Syshardener at defaults
Periodic scanners
Zemana portable, EEK, ESET online scanner,NPE
VPN and Privacy
FREEDOME vpn, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere
Browser(s) and Add-ons
Chrome: uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere,F Secure browsing protection, Bitwarden, Privacy Possum
Firefox: uBlock Origin,F Secure browsing protection , NoScript, Privacy Possum
Maintenance tools
Wise Disk Cleaner, Auslogics Disk Defrag, Revo Uninstaller Pro 3.2.1, O&O Shut up
Photos and Files backup
Acronis True Image
File backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Backup and rollback
Acronis True Image
Backup schedule
Manually managed on a monthly basis
Activity usage
  1. Computer games
  2. Generic web browsing
  3. Downloading and installing new software(s)
  4. Streaming audio and video content from the Internet
  5. Downloading files from unfamiliar sites
  6. Working from home
Computer hardware
Dell Inspiron 15 3576
i5 8th gen
8GB DDR4
1TB HDD

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
4/4 layers are covered:
  • Web browser: Emsisoft & Bitdefender, uBlock & NoScript (FireFox)
  • Realtime & other: OSArmor & Avast
  • Firewall: Avast
  • Backup: EaseUS

My advice:
  • Maybe OSA isn't needed if you set Avast to Hardened mode (agressive) whilst using Syshardener
  • Add Scriptsafe to Chrome

Thanks for sharing.

~LDogg
 

LDogg

Level 33
Verified
Thanks for your advise I have set Avast on hardened mode and going to uninstall osarmor. Sriptsafe breaks pages as visit new sites a lot so i have to set it for every site.
With Scriptsafe, you can whitelist scripts on each site and stays the same when you next visit the site as well. It's a great way to block webpage malware via Javascript & iFrames. But this is totally up to you however.

Avast to Hardened mode w/ Syshardener is a fab combo, very robust protection whilst not impacting system performance and feel like this tailored to your needs superbly.

~LDogg
 

shmu26

Level 85
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Nice config.
If you are now using Hard_Configurator, I am curious what you gain by also using OSArmor?
Since you are on an admin account, I can see how you might want to enable the advanced OSA settings that prevent privilege escalation. But otherwise, I think that Hard_Configurator at recommended settings has you covered pretty well, especially if you block extra sponsors.
 

Spawn

Administrator
Verified
Staff member
@Upendra19
User Access Control set to 'No Dim Desktop' is a security risk. The default settings provides UAC prompts with a Secure Desktop which prevents malware from modifying the security prompt screen.

You should experience zero lag as you have modern hardware (ie. Intel 8th-gen CPU). Therefore I recommend the following:
  • Set UAC at default or higher.
 
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Upendra19

Level 4
@Upendra19
User Access Control set to 'No Dim Desktop' is a security risk. The default settings provides UAC prompts with a Secure Desktop which prevents malware from modifying the security prompt screen.

You should experience zero lag as you have modern hardware (ie. Intel 8th-gen CPU). Therefore I recommend the following:
  • Set UAC at default or higher.
Thanks for this advice.
Changed UAC to default.
 
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