It is indispensible to get Antivirus protection for Surface Pro tablet and Windows computer. Windows has more antivirus programs than we can count, but we keep coming back with some great free ones.
Best Free Windows 8 antivirus software for Surface Pro
* Avast! Free Antivirus 7 Score: 5/5
It blocks viruses and spyware, and has novel Remote Assistance feature, but is missing the firewall. Easy to configure. It disables the built-in Windows Defender protection while running.
* AVG Free 2013 Score: 5/5
Smart Scan feature reduces the priority of the scan, so that it won’t make your device running slowly.
AVG Advisor gives you some possible browser problems warnings.
Phone support when you need help.
* Zone Alarm + Firewall Score: 4/5
Anti-Spyware Engine, two-Way firewall, 5GB of online backup and many advanced settings, such as privacy & security toolbar, analyzes downloads and identity Protection.
Microsoft Security Essentials and Avira are not compatible with Win8 since now.