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Since: 17.7.02
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If I have a Linkeys router between my PC and ADSL modem, do I really need a software firewall such as Zonealarm taking up valuable resources, if the router blocks hackers as well?


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ZoneAlarm will alert you to applications requesting connections out of your computer - IE applications trying to send data out. A linksys firewall will always pass out connections from your home PC (ok, always is wrong, but 99% of the time it will) - it just blocks things from getting back in. So - your personal information can be sent by a keylogging application past a hardware FW, but you might get a warning from the software one before it is allowed to send.

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