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    Good anti virus software

    I purchased a Microsoft Surface 2 for my wife, and I'm looking for a good anti-everything for it. I've had two recommendations so far (Avast, Malwarebytes), but I know nothing about them. Any ideas? The surface is running 8.1. Thanks in advance, for all those helping me made a decision.

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    Recognize that you need a Modern (universal) app to be able to run on Surface 2. Searching the Store, I don't see any AV apps. You may be limited to the built in Windows Defender.

    Jerry

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    Check the Avast site I think they are moving toward mobile devices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Recognize that you need a Modern (universal) app to be able to run on Surface 2. Searching the Store, I don't see any AV apps. You may be limited to the built in Windows Defender.

    Jerry
    A distinction should probably be made...

    If it is a Surface 2, you can only install software from the Windows Store...otherwise a Surface Pro 2 can run any AV solution that will work on a Windows 8.x Pro system.

    http://www.lovemysurface.net/need-an...osoft-surface/

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    If you are able to install whatever app you choose, then I recommend Trend Micro Maximum Security. I use it on Windows 8 and 8.1. I am pleased with its effectiveness, as well as its efficiency (it doesn't slow down the computer very much).

    I'm not a fan of Defender.

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    I use Panda AV and it seems to be OK, no noticeable delays, but I did have a false positive the other day - better than a false negative.

    cheers, Paul

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    How can I tell if I have a surface pro 2 or surface 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyveach View Post
    How can I tell if I have a surface pro 2 or surface 2?
    Does it have desktop apps, other than Office?
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyveach View Post
    How can I tell if I have a surface pro 2 or surface 2?
    Go to Control Panel > System ( or just hit Windows key + Pause Break) and check which OS is installed. If it's Windows RT, You have a Surface. Otherwise you have a Surface Pro.

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