anti virus software?

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  1. badham21

    badham21 New Member

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    Is it necessary and is it available?
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    mrasmussen New Member

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    I'm sure the security companies would want you to think it is necessary. I don't believe there are any AV clients yet but I'm sure their coming.
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    Defender is built in, no need for them.
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    Agree with Golou, and I will add Defender does quite well for a free program both on detection and resource usage.
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    Short but sweet DITO. Defender dose what it is designed for with very little overhead.
    I use it on my desktops, laptop and now my Surface with no issues.
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    I use defender on all my pcs 2 desktops, 2 laptops and the Surface. I believe it is the same as Microsoft Security Essentials and have recommended and installed it on most of my client's pcs.
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    It is virtually impossible for the RT tablet to get a virus because it does not allow non-apps (executable programs) to load into the RT operating system. The Pro version of course is just like any other x86/64 windows PC and will require protection.
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    even with defender, other companies will most likely come out with their own av apps...
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    True but like most said with out executable programs, you are fine really with just defender.
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    Ditto. I don't think it is needed, until some Modern UI virus pops in. :D
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