Advanced Security X195 PC config 2023

Last updated
Aug 30, 2023
How it's used?
For home and private use
Operating system
Windows 11
On-device encryption
Log-in security
    • Basic account password (insecure)
Security updates
Check for updates and Notify
Update channels
Allow stable updates only
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
Network firewall
Real-time security
Malwarebytes Premium
Firewall security
Microsoft Defender Firewall with Advanced Security
About custom security
Malwarebytes WFC set to recommended settings
Periodic malware scanners
Malwarebytes Premium
Malware sample testing
I do not participate in malware testing
Environment for malware testing
Browser(s) and extensions
Librewolf, uBlock Origin
Secure DNS
Desktop VPN
Nord VPN
Password manager
File and Photo backup
Macrium Reflect
System recovery
Macrium Reflect (Win PE)
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Browsing the Internet without an ad-blocker
    • Browsing to unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Working from home
    • Making audio/video calls
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Downloading software and files from unknown / untrusted / shady sites
    • Sharing and receiving files and torrents
    • Gaming
    • Gaming with third-party mods
Computer specs
ASRock X470 Taichi
Ryzen 7 5700X / Nvidia RTX2070 / 32GB DDR4
M.2 SSD (system drive) 500GB / SSD (x2) / HDD (x2)
What I'm looking for?

Looking for medium feedback.


Level 1
Thread author
Aug 31, 2023
Are you using isp provided router?
Yes, is that a bad idea? would I be better off with a third party / branded one? would I get improved security / privacy / performance? What should I look for in a new router? Do you have any recommendations?

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