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    Antivirus for Surface Pro

    Are you putting antivirus software on your Pro? If so, which one do you find best?
    I have used AVG free in the past and have had no problems (so far, touch wood...)

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    Windows8 has MS Defender as a AV-Solution from start, so there's no real need for an external solution, except you'll have to deal with a huge amount of malware/virus, but then again i would opt for a paid solution.

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    Re: Antivirus for Surface Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.NK View Post
    Windows8 has MS Defender as a AV-Solution from start, so there's no real need for an external solution, except you'll have to deal with a huge amount of malware/virus, but then again i would opt for a paid solution.
    Do you think MS Defender is adequate for normal usage? Or would you use a third party?

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    I've been using since 2 Years and although some tests saw it at the lower end (while other more on middle-high), i'm perfectly satisfied, because it's not so annoying like Avira, AVG or Kapersky. But if you'll have to deal with malware/virus on a more regular basis, like working as IT-Guy or surfing bad bad websites ( ), i would go for a paid instead of a free solution and accept, that this will slow down my pc. As i'm aware/up-to-date about the most common treats, i'm fine with Defender/Security Essentials.

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    Amongst the paid one Norton is fairly good. Fairly unobtrusive and a small footprint.

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    I use AVG on it with no problems.

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    Microsoft Security Essentials. Effective and light weight. And most importantly, free!

    In my 25 years of using PCs I have NEVER gotten a virus, not even a runny nose. More often than not, I feel like there are certain people that will never have enough software or smarts to avoid getting viruses.
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    I've used Microsoft Security Essentials in the past on all my Windows PCs and never had a problem. It all depends on what part of the internet you enjoy going to. If you only go to Trusted Sites then MSE is fine. If you are a thrill seeker and go to torrent sites then I suggest you get a third party program like Norton.
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    You can get the best car insurance or the best roll cage for your car........But if you drive like an idiot you will crash.

    Same thing follows with a PC lol, ive been using Windows for YEARS and i have never gotten a virus, maybe ive been lucky?.....but anyways im happy with windows defender.
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    ESET NOD32 has been my standard for years. Runs with a small footprint, does not interfere with Win MSE and highly rated. A two year sub is a real value.
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