Re: Do I really need a firewall?
i havent bothered installing a firewall on my stepdads computer. this is for several reasons:
1) the spec of the pc is crappy so it would slow it down even more
2) all he does is web surf a little on ebay and other mainstream sites
3) the windows firewall offers basic protection
4) most routers now days have a built in firewall
i personally wouldnt want to run my pc without a firewall because of all the things i download/the sites i go on, and it just gives me peace of mind. although you are still at risk without one, its worth considering the above and deciding if you really need one.
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0