Do I need anti virus on windows 7?

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Do I need anti virus on windows 7?
Oct 25, 2009

Hi guys, I've just installed windows 7 64bit on my pc and along with it I have downloaded Microsoft Security Essentials which from reading seems to be pretty effective.
But what I can't seem to find a proper answer to are:

1: Should I also get some other anti virus software such as zone alarm/norton etc or is mse enough?

2: I also can't seem to get an answer on if mse has a firewall built in. Some answers seem to say it has, and some say not.

I am connected to the web with a netgear modem, so again as question 1, should I get some other protection?

Sorry for the dumb subject title. It makes me sound like a real novice, but I couldn't think of a better line to ask the question.
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