I'll be receiving my computer tomorrow, and as it's my first desktop in almost 6-7 years, I was wondering what sort of things I should look for. Anything I should get rid of/download once I first boot it? Should I change any settings? Should I look for certain updates and whatnot? Basically just a checklist of things I should go through when I first boot up my new PC. It's a dell xps 7100. Thanks everyone!
It probably comes with norton of mcaffee preinstalled. Kill that off and replace it with the free AV of your choice, i used to use AVG but have switched to avast since it seems to be quite a bit lighter. Since its a prebuilt you dont need to go through and update drivers or anything, but you will probably need to let it restart a few times to get all the windows updates installed.
They always give you a 90 day free trial, unless you feel like paying a significant amount of the AV protection you can get for free i would suggest getting rid of it because neither one of them tends to play nicely once you install another AV. They tend to charge you $40 per year while stuff like Panda, AVG, and Avast give you the same protection level for free for personal computers, they charge corporate users instead.