What are the major steps to take when securing a newly purchased windows 7 pc to make it internet ready?
Here's what I've done so far:
Check the antivirus. (it's a free trial for 57 days of norton internet security, which I plan to replace with something else before the trial period ends).
Check the firewall (configured by the antivirus to reject some incoming things and allow all outgoing, which is fine by me)
Run all windows updates.
Run the optional update to IE 9.
Install google chrome & firefox (mainly just to lessen the security potential of windows browser-addition installs).
Set up the built-in backup system.
Create a restore point.
Install ubuntu via "wubi" dual boot.
What areas am I missing?