I'm a low level user at this time- email, searches, small amount of work and some online shopping and banking. Third laptop in 12 years and now buying a little higher end since I keep them so long also wish to increase knowlege base now and trial some new programs. Moving from Vista to 8.1. Thanks for any suggestions. Device is used on Verizon Fios broadband. Last few years only used MSE/ Defender with on-demand Panda or ESET or Emsisoft. HP printer/scanner, VLC media player, Adobe, MSWord, Safari, itunes and Seagate external HD. GF and I have iPads and iphones.
Laptop is HP Envy, 8.1 Pro 64, i7- 5500u processor, 16GB DDR3, NVIDIA GTX 950m 4GB graphics, 512 GB SSD with an extra bay available.
So, after initial setup I had planned to install AOMEI Backupper and make a backup copy. Remove any excess programs (CCleaner?)and backup another copy.
Wish to trial and start using a:
Password manager (Looking at Lastpass, Dashlane or Sticky at the moment-- all cross platform?- need to check)
Trial an Anti executable? Or other security?-- have tried MBAM and Hitman in the past.
And if ambitious later maybe some thing like Sandboxie or Comodo CIS.
Really need a scanning program to go paperless for important home and work materials. I have looked up a few but have no experience nor friends who have used one. Any suggestions, especially if it can be used with current HP 8600 printer/scanner?
So, lots of reading ahead and back ups in case I do something stupid since I intend to play around.
Thanks in advance for suggestions.