1. CodeGunnerDevelopment's Avatar
    Well all I'm sitting here typing this on my laptop while my Nokia Lumia 2520 with the power keyboard sit beside me on my bed installing updates. Call me stupid or a noob or even a stupid noob for asking this, but with Win 8 RT is there any need for antivirus/antispyware software? If so any recommendations on a good software suite for that?
    CodeGunnerDev
    09-28-2014 12:07 AM
  2. jojoe42's Avatar
    Well all I'm sitting here typing this on my laptop while my Nokia Lumia 2520 with the power keyboard sit beside me on my bed installing updates. Call me stupid or a noob or even a stupid noob for asking this, but with Win 8 RT is there any need for antivirus/antispyware software? If so any recommendations on a good software suite for that?
    CodeGunnerDev
    You're not a noob!! It's a pretty reasonable question actually - but to answer it the short answer is no. The long answer is that Windows RT can only run applications from the Windows Store, of which are usually screened for any malicious coding. Plus, if you plug in a flash drive and it tries to run some malicious .exe file it can't, well, because it's Windows RT and cannot run legacy .exe programs. As a general rule of thumb though, no system is 100% safe so stay safe on the internet!!!
  3. jojoe42's Avatar
    Well all I'm sitting here typing this on my laptop while my Nokia Lumia 2520 with the power keyboard sit beside me on my bed installing updates. Call me stupid or a noob or even a stupid noob for asking this, but with Win 8 RT is there any need for antivirus/antispyware software? If so any recommendations on a good software suite for that?
    CodeGunnerDev
    You're not a noob!! It's a pretty reasonable question actually - but to answer it the short answer is no. The long answer is that Windows RT can only run applications from the Windows Store, of which are usually screened for any malicious coding. Plus, if you plug in a flash drive and it tries to run some malicious .exe file it can't, well, because it's Windows RT and cannot run legacy .exe programs. As a general rule of thumb though, no system is 100% safe so stay safe on the internet!!!
    Aresjr21 likes this.
    09-28-2014 01:09 AM
  4. CodeGunnerDevelopment's Avatar
    Thanks Jojoe! I appreciate your help on this.
    CodeGunnerDev
    jojoe42 likes this.
    09-28-2014 01:22 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    RT does not need antivirus.
    Although it does include Windows Defender just in case, and probably to handle files that could potentially infect others.
    09-28-2014 03:10 PM
  6. Blacklac's Avatar
    What about IE exploits?
    10-04-2014 09:06 PM

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