Is antivirus software needed for Windows 8?

Sample of the Metasploit Framework 3.0 Beta ru...

Sample of the Metasploit Framework 3.0 Beta running a dcerpc exploit, and then using the Meterpreter plugin to dump SAM hashes remotely, without writing any files to disk, thereby bypassing most antivirus, HIDS systems (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was wondering if i needed an antivirus to secure my Windows 8 installation. This is what I found out.

Naturally, you should at least consider securing your computer using a malware protection software such as Spybot:S&D. It provides vital browser immunization and has a powerful scanner inbuilt.

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