Advanced Plus Security ZeePriest's 2022 security configuration.

Last updated
Jul 4, 2022
Use case
Private use
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Device encryption
Login unlock
    • Passwordless (PIN or Biometrics)
OS updates
Automatic updates
User Access Control
Always notify
Smart App Control
WiFi network security
Malware protection
Kaspersky security cloud
Firewall protection
Other firewall software (3rd-party vendor)
Custom security info
No custom configurations needed.
Periodic scanners
Hitman pro
Malware samples
I do not participate in malware testing.
Default browser / extensions
Firefox, Kaspersky protection extension, adguard
Secure DNS
NextDNS
VPN
Windscribe
Password manager
Firefox built-in password manager
Security keys
Maintenance tools
Ashampoo WinOptimizer
Personal backup
Extrenal hdd, google drive.
Backup frequency
Manual
Recovery backup
Macrium Reflect.
Recovery plan integrity
Risk factors
    • Browsing to popular websites
    • Opening email attachments
    • Buying from online stores, entering banks card details
    • Downloading software and files from reputable sites
    • Streaming audio/video content from trusted sites or paid subscriptions
Feedback response

Minimal feedback is appreciated. If applicable, looking to make minor changes.

harlan4096

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Which setup in Windows UAC?

Some additional 3rd party on demand scanner would be welcome.

Personal Files & Photos backup -> You may also use a cloud service.

Device recovery & backup -> Windows recovery and backup tools: System Restore or the full back image system?
 

Shadowra

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Sep 2, 2021
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Several points are not good:

- You should let Windows automatically check for security updates. These updates are important because they contribute to your security by closing known security holes that are exploited by hackers.

- Switch your UAC to Always Notify

- Use other scanning software. You have Kaspersky, but an Antivirus is and will NEVER be an infallible shield !
Use Malwarebytes or Eset Online scanner or Emsisoft Emergency Kit for that. Do a scan once a month with this tool.

- DNS secure is very useful. ISP DNS are not always very secure and are often very slow. Some ISPs also use them to collect information about the sites you visit.
I recommend NextDNS which will filter ads, trackers and help protect you online.
If you are using ROBERT on Windscribe, I recommend Cloudflare DNS which is much faster than your ISP.
 

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