Please excuse the Shakespearean pun....but I am now wondering if I need a software firewall at all. I am behind a router. I have been told that a router is a hardware firewall. In fact, just about any test I do for my system does not show my systems actual IP, making the test results questionable at best. So, I am left wondering if I really need the software firewall at all. Yes I do run AV software..that is a must. I also have MBAM, but have had no real need to run it with firefox and assorted addons... Any opinions on this would be appreciated. Thank you.