No problem, you're welcome
May I ask what if any windows apps you suggest changing or is it best to keep my pc in "new out the box" condition?.
It really depends what programs we are talking about here: maintenance, reporting, troubleshooting, security, etc.?
I often wondered why some sites suggest using other firewalls and many people iv noticed appear quick to suggest nearly all windows security and operating software is inadequate and should be replaced when new to trying to get to understand how pc's work and what are good pc practices its quite overwhelming all of the various sites etc saying I should do this or that but thanks to this site and your answer I feel a bit more confident and im really happy to have found bleeping computer and the wealth of shared knowledge on here.
Different users have different views on what should be used. Some are sharing their experience, some are sharing what they know, others are just sharing their opinion. The "best" security setup doesn't exist. So what a user recommends might not fit you, but it could fit another user.