Winterland, thank you for your thoughts. I had seen that thread, and had read some other stuff. This is a native Win10 computer, so I could've had the update much sooner. I did not want it, as I have had some bad issues in the past with major updates starting with Win8-8.1, that made me dread any major updates like this.
Old Rocker, I respect what you are saying. I have had a Windows computer since maybe 1994. Things have definitely changed since then. Some for the good, and definitely some for the bad too. I have lost confidence in most av programs, including Windows. I have had some very big name av programs in the past. I am pretty happy with the one I have, but it too has allowed me to get a virus, and it did not find it on a scan. I was angry, but I guess no av program is 100%. I even had a paid firewall program, but I think it was when I had the Win 8 computer, it no longer worked for me, and I had to stop the service. Their tech support tried hard to get me going, but it just didn't take. Now I am on the Win firewall, mainly because of the cost. I have never been happy with the IE browsers compared to 3rd party offerings. I went to what I liked.
I used to love the Windows programs such as Office, and their old photo viewers. Then the price went out of reach for Office, and I went to free office programs. They even had a deal that you didn't know about when you bought your mouse, it could only be used on that computer, and not others possibly in your household. That made me quite perturbed when I read that. Still I was happy with Microsoft overall until Win 8. I loved Win7, and Win8 once I figured it out. The update to 8.1 is when I started having second thoughts about Windows in a major way. Since then I don't trust MS fully. I still think of getting the divorce from them from time to time. But I haven't followed through. I thought Win10 would be the end of the issues like the 8.1 fiasco. But now they have already had two major updates, without calling it a new number. I can't say either one did anything earth shattering for me. This update luckily went smoothly, as far as I know. With the privacy issues of Win10, I have been upset. I have clamped down the settings as well as I can. They seem to want to improve their image, and I appreciate that. That doesn't mean they have gained my full trust back...not by a long shot.
Oh, and I do agree with britechguy on Edge. I prefer another browser, and Edge seemed usable. But I have also read of too many issues with Edge. So there is no way I would depend on it right now, as my only browser.
Edited by kelkay, 11 May 2017 - 10:34 AM.