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    I have a dial-up modem, and I can be on-line for up to an hour at a time.

    I have had someone that is supposed to know... tell me I do not need a firewall.

    I need a good opinion on this.

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    Chances of you being attacked by some intruder is samll but you can never know.
    Download and install Zone Alarm. It is free and provides more than adequate protection.
    Once installed it will ask for a Y/N each time you try to access the net using any software. You can simply say yes or if you know that site to be safe add it to the Safe Zone, thus avoiding having to answer the y/n each time.
    This will block any external attempts to access your computer.

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    Thanks for the advice.