What are the new security updates for Surface Pro 3?

November 15, 2018 |

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If you own Surface Pro 3, Microsoft has rolled out a three-part firmware update to improve the stability and security of your device. Following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerability in January, Microsoft has been releasing regular security updates.

So, what are the Surface Pro 3 November 2018 updates?

Consistent updates

Since creating the flagship 2-in-1 product back in 2014, Microsoft has been rolling out regular updates to mitigate security exploitations.

Prior to the Surface Pro 3 November 2018 updates, a series of four driver updates had already been released, with the latest update being in September 2018.

November 2018 updates

Microsoft released three new driver updates that address system stability, as well as fix the Device Manager error state.

Unfortunately, if you’re still stuck with Windows 8.1, these updates do not apply to your devices. They are exclusive to users running Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) or greater.

Here are the full details of the Surface Pro 3 updates:

  • Surface Integration – System – 2.0.1360.0: Improves system stability and resolves Device Manager error state.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter – Bluetooth – 15.68.9125.57: Improves system security.
  • Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller – Network adapters – 15.68.9125.57: Improves system security.

The good news is that the updates are installing without issues.

How to get the Surface Pro 3 updates

Windows 10 automatically checks and downloads updates that only apply to Surface Pro 3. If your device doesn’t have previous updates, they will be downloaded and installed as well.

If you have not received the recent updates, you can check manually through the following process:

  1. Navigate to Start Menu, then click on Settings > Update & security > Windows Update.
  2. Press Check for updates.
  3. If there are updates available, click Install.
  4. When the installation is complete, press OK.

A quick reminder, most updates will require you to restart your device. It’s also worth mentioning that firmware updates cannot be uninstalled or reverted to an earlier version.

To fix Surface Pro 3 security issues, Auslogics Anti-Malware detects malicious programs and neutralizes threats. The software checks your entire system to ensure all the files are secure. This keeps your device safe and protected against system crashes.

But that’s not all, Auslogics Anti-Malware works in tandem with your system’s antivirus for optimal performance. Plus, it has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to use.

Are you a Surface Pro 3 user? If so, you’re strongly advised to install the November 2018 updates for maximum protection against potential security risks.

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