1. StarLog's Avatar
    Yes, Pro needs an antivirus program, so I loaded the one from work, 64bit SEP.
    Now it is a loop restarting. no way out.

    CORRECTION: SEP version12R3 will support windows 8, this is the update from Symantec.
    Last edited by StarLog; 02-09-2013 at 03:00 PM.
    02-09-2013 02:49 PM
  2. BHFH's Avatar
    Have you tried booting in safe mode and uninstalling SEP? Also, are you using the latest AV build? We use Kaspersky business, and they only just updated compatibility for win8.
    02-09-2013 03:02 PM
  3. StarLog's Avatar
    I was able to recover, tried safe mode, it has a bit different recover mode. Safe mode did not work.

    So I did a refresh, it removed SEP. and still maintianed all my apps, and docs. This Surface is so kewl.
    02-09-2013 03:12 PM
  4. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    No, Pro does NOT need antivirus. It already has Windows Defender/Security Essentials built in. Norton, especially is a scam.
    Last edited by GoodThings2Life; 02-09-2013 at 04:10 PM. Reason: Fixed grammar mistakes.
    palandri likes this.
    02-09-2013 03:43 PM
  5. aln12483's Avatar
    I don't know about y'all, but I'm ok with the stock Windows Defender....
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    02-09-2013 03:50 PM
  6. kingbobyjr's Avatar
    No, Pro does NOT need antivirus. It already has it built in, Norton, especially is a scam.
    Very true...Windows 8 includes Windows Defender...which is MS Security Essentials for Windows 8.

    Excellent AV program.
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    02-09-2013 03:59 PM
  7. VagrantWade's Avatar
    If Defender isn't good enough for your needs, you are using the internet wrong.
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    02-09-2013 04:01 PM
  8. kingbobyjr's Avatar
    If Defender isn't good enough for your needs, you are using the internet wrong.
    Agreed...I have MS Security Essentials/Defender on multiple PCs. All have remained virus free.
    GoodThings2Life likes this.
    02-09-2013 04:06 PM

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