does windows 8 needs an anti-virus like bitdefender and norton

does windows 8 needs an anti-virus like bitdefender internet security or norton , I am transferring files from my old pc which works with windows 7
and i am afraid to harm my new windows 8 laptop
 
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 7,689 Applies to:
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You might like to dump other Anti Virus and try the very good, and free, Microsoft Security Essentials, (called Windows Defender in Windows 8), which comes installed with Windows 8.  It is launched by running "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe".

 

Windows Defender will check the files you are transferring for malware.  Make sure you have updated Windows so that you have the latest virus definitions.

 

How to activate Windows Defender in Windows 8
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2020260/how-to-activate-windows-defender-in-windows-8.html

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