Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options built in, browsers are smarter, and, hopefully, so are the users.
Opinion!!: Seriously – with advanced malware today that tests against all know signatures, its heuristics, file analysis, machine learning, behavior analysis and so many more things that makes it even more important to have a good and solid product protecting your computer.
Do not believe this! – Source: You Don’t Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore