Advanced Plus Security ZeePriest's 2022 security configuration.

Last updated
Jul 4, 2022
Use case
For personal use
Shared with
No one
Desktop OS
Windows 10
Windows OS SKU
Home
Login Unlock
    • Passwordless PIN or Biometrics
Sign-in with
Microsoft account
Primary user
Administrator rights - Full permissions that can perform harmful changes
OS updates
Automatic updates
Windows UAC
Always notify
Network firewall
Third-party router [Mod: depreciated - please choose another option]
Always-on protection
Kaspersky security cloud
Firewall
Firewall (user-choice). See details below.
Custom RT/Firewall security
No custom configurations needed.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic scanning
Hitman pro
Secure DNS
NextDNS
VPN
Windscribe
Password manager
Firefox built-in password manager
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox, Kaspersky protection extension, adguard
Utilities for Maintenance
Ashampoo WinOptimizer
Files & Photos backup
Extrenal hdd, google drive.
Files & Photos backup routine
Manual
Emergency recovery plan
Macrium Reflect.
Integrity of recovery plan
Tasks performed
    • Browsing the web
    • Receiving, sending and opening email attachments
    • Buying goods from online stores, entering card details and addresses
    • Downloading software from reputable sites
    • Watching movies and TV series via subscriptions
Feedback response

I am mostly satisfied. Minimal feedback is appreciated, for minor changes to patch any missed security / privacy issues.

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.