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milnoc

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Re: Do I need a firewall being behind a router?

My official answer.

If you're at home and it's your own router, you don't need to activate the software firewall on your computer.

If the router is in a public place, you DO need to turn on your software firewall!

Windows 7 does a good job of this, asking you with every new connection if you're at home, at work, or in a public place. The firewall adjusts itself accordingly, eliminating a lot of the nags you'd normally receive if the software firewall was always on.
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