1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Occasionally, my Surface 3 hangs up on startup and shutdown. I believe the culprit is the anti-virus (Kaspersky 2015). Is anyone else experiencing the same issue?

    What antivirus, if any, do you use for the Surface 3?
    07-18-2015 09:23 AM
  2. AaronGraham's Avatar
    I don't have a Surface 3 but I don't user any security software on my Windows PC. I just use common sense and ensure that Windows Defender is switched on and up to date. That is all I have done for years.

    Regards,
    Aaron Graham.
    anadi1984, Cain69 and Pete like this.
    07-18-2015 10:48 AM
  3. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I have a Surface 3, and going to say the same as Aaron, common sense (the strongest anti virus there is) and Windows Defender. If I need a second virus scanner, I'll use Ad-Aware.

    Hope that helps!
    07-18-2015 10:51 AM
  4. Shayan Davoodi's Avatar
    I use Norton Internet Security 2014 because of super low impact on resources specially RAM. I used to have bitdefender total security 2015 for about one week and noticed that it uses more than 50MB real time doing no manual scan or anything. Norton uses up to 10MB meanwhile !
    07-25-2015 03:28 AM
  5. EMitchell's Avatar
    I've got McAfee and Windows Defender installed. Still boots and shuts down very fast - thanks SSD!
    Last edited by EMitchell; 07-25-2015 at 08:52 AM.
    07-25-2015 07:03 AM
  6. eusty's Avatar
    I've use ESET for years on my PC's and it works just fine on the SP3.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-25-2015 05:55 PM
  7. Simacca's Avatar
    I use the built in protection. Never had a virus or maleware problem.


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    07-26-2015 09:46 AM
  8. Tom Krupinski's Avatar
    Windows Defender, no issues and no problems!
    07-26-2015 12:16 PM
  9. Pete's Avatar
    Safe browsing habits are the best possible defence (cheap and zero lag), along with Windows Defender.

    You'll need something if you don't browse safe, however.
    07-27-2015 07:35 AM
  10. EMitchell's Avatar
    Safe browsing habits are the best possible defence (cheap and zero lag), along with Windows Defender..
    That's for sure, nothing beats avoiding questionable sites. Unfortunately even 'safe' sites can be infiltrated. Remember a couple of years ago when Yahoo was infected with malware, lots of people were stung by that. It's probably best to have something, like Windows Defender.
    07-27-2015 09:24 AM
  11. pgg101's Avatar
    I just use Defender. I didn't bother adding more programs as I don't want my system bogged down with resource draining apps.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my BlackBerry Passport
    07-30-2015 06:31 AM

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