Firewall Software Needed??

By badadjective
Oct 16, 2005
  1. Is it necessary or even recommended to have a software firewall on a PC connected to a router? All of the firewall settings on my router are enabled, is that secure enough for a home PC? I just hate all the nag screens of software firewalls asking permissions for programs to connect and so forth.
    Any insight is appreciated.
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Not really necessary with a router if it using NAT. Still I think it is wise to have one. I use Zone Alarm and Sygate (not both on one machine). There should not be that many nags after it is set up. Better the nags than the possible consequences.
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