I am operating a small home network with three computers and one printer all connected by WLAN to a router and then to the internet. One of the PCs is running on XP, and I want to keep it that way, for some of my older programs do not run under W7 or W8. As XP is no longer supported by Windows patches, I think it a good idea to shut it off from the internet. But how?
I could just shut off the WLAN-manager - but once in a while I need to have this PC connected to the system for access to the printer. And it is the safety of this PC I am concerned about during the time while it is connected to the network.
My wife and me, we are the only users, so it is not a matter of blocking users from willingly accessing the internet, but I would want to have blocked all the background jobs and automatic updates and information seekers and whatever else hooks up to the internet on its own.
How to set about?
- disable automatic updates of course
- uninstall progs under the suspicion of doing background jobs with the internet
Any way to make sure I got them all?
Edited by hamluis, 12 May 2014 - 07:43 AM.
Moved from XP to Networking - Hamluis.