Win8.1 is new to me. I've used Win7 at work, but at home I stubbornly stuck with WinXP. So I'm not entirely certain what annoying things are Win8.1 being Win8.1 pre-customization and personalization, and what is malware.
I would love a tutorial on how to remove the crap (like McAfee and other programs I will never use and which take up space), how to download clean Chrome and Firefox browsers (I believe previous owner downloaded a crapware-infested Chrome exe, because Binkiland crud and popups are a problem), and a recommendation re: housekeeping tools like Avast! (or whatever you think is even better).
If a kind soul has time to help me with this new laptop and get it ready for primetime and decootied, I'd be very grateful. Thanks in advance.