does windows rt need av?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by element119, Aug 23, 2013.

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  1. element119

    element119 Registered Member

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    i have a surface rt, it comes with windows defender. i wondering if it is of any use or can i just turn it off?
     
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  3. element119

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    not quite what i meant. i dont really care what microsoft or some other people on the internet have to say. nobody knows more than the folks here.

    what i meant was, does windows rt on a surface tablet even need securing? can it even get infected? if it could get infected does defender have the potential to protect it?
     
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    The software is limited to the Windows Store, Microsoft vets them, users rate/comment, there's a sandbox on each of them, and Windows Defender is builti-in.

    The whole platform is ARM, and doesn't run any x86 programs. Therefore, it's highly unlikely you'll need anything more than protection from online threats (and possibly exploits).
     
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    maybe i will just leave it on then. i was thinking since it is so locked down i could turn off defender and save some resources, old habits are hard to break ;)
     
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