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I have been using Windows 8 for a while, and I have just remembered that I did not install any antivirus software. To my surprise, I don't think Windows 8 has ever shown any of the usual nag popups that appeared in Windows 7, Vista, or XP if you didn't keep an up-to-date antivirus.

Is there a default antivirus in Windows 8 already installed? Or is the nag popup just disabled?

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@Karan: is there an antivirus is a different question than do I need an antivirus. –  houbysoft Oct 31 '12 at 20:39
    
Which is why I simply provided the link as a cross-ref, and didn't vote to close. –  Karan Oct 31 '12 at 21:36
    
@Karan: others did though, probably due to misinterpreting your comment :) –  houbysoft Nov 1 '12 at 6:51

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Yes, Microsoft Security Essentials is now built in to Windows 8, it has been integrated in to Windows Defender. See this SU answer on instructions on how to access the features

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