Do i need to install anti-virus software in my laptop with Windows 8 OS?

My McAfee security center just expired. I try to use Microsoft security essential to protect my unit, as I did with my old laptop which is running in window vista. Do I need to install anti-virus software in my laptop with Windows 8 OS? Can windows 8 security features protect alone protect my laptop?
 

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Last updated March 10, 2020 Views 8,274 Applies to:
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Yes you need antivirus software and you can download Microsoft Security Essentials from :-

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201

 

You need to uninstall McAfee before installing MSE.

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Oops, sorry about that vox.ph, Gregin is quite correct and I clearly wasn't paying enough attention.

Thanks Gregin for a good save.

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