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MS SURFACE 2

Best Buy Geek Squad tells me I don't need AV on the Surface 2 I just bought.  They say the OS isn't important enough for hackers to be interested in and there's not enought Surface 2 out there to be worth the hackers time.  Can I put Webroot on my Surface 2 and do I need it?

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Is it a Surface RT or Pro?

 

Thanks,

 

Daniel

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RT

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SURFACE 2 RT

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Then you can only use Windows Defender that's built in as they don't allow other AV's to Run on RT if it was Surface Pro then you could install Webroot SecureAnywhere. iPad is the same but they should allow other AV's to run on Surface, Surface 2 and iPad, iPhone, Windows phone as we are finding that they are not as secure as they thought but at least the RT has Windows Defender.

 

HTH,

 

Daniel Smiley Wink

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So I don't have to do anything? Windows Defender is already installed and working? That's scary!

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How do you liek the Surface so far? I was thinking about getting one.

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Hi Corey, I would recomemnd that you also consider the Dell Venue Pro range (I have the 8 Pro and am loving it), or the similar offerings from Acer (Iconia W4, I believe).  I think that as for bang for buck they beat the Surface offerings hands down.

 

And by the way....steer clear of Windows 8 RT...IMHO...and go for a tablet with full Win8.1...there are rumours that RT will be merged with Phone 8 at some point, and so will disappear as we know it today.

 

Just my twopennies worth...for what they are worth. Smiley Wink

 

Regards

 

 

Baldrick

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@Baldrick wrote:

Hi Corey, I would recomemnd that you also consider the Dell Venue Pro range (I have the 8 Pro and am loving it), or the similar offerings from Asus (Iconia W4, I believe).  I think that as for bang for buck they beat the Surface offerings hands down.

 

And by the way....steer clear of Windows 8 RT...IMHO...and go for a tablet with full Win8.1...there are rumours that RT will be merged with Phone 8 at some point, and so will disappear as we know it today.

 

Just my twopennies worth...for what they are worth. Smiley Wink

 

Regards

 

 

Baldrick


I agree stay away from RT go Pro version!

 

Daniel Smiley Wink