I have an older XP (Home Ed) desktop that's gotten a bit slow over the years. It's cabled to my home network router which has a solid password. This machine is NOT used to surf the internet.
In the old days, I used one of the major firewall softwares, I think it was Zone Alarm with no problems. A while back I started using the computer again and installed a newer version of ZA, and to my surprise, the firewall was constantly monitoring all kinds of stuff that had nothing to do with the internet. I tried changing settings etc, but whenever the computer slowed to a crawl, I'd go to services, and there was the firewall, hogging memory.
Right now I'm running Windows XP firewall. It has its weaknesses.
Can anyone recommend a FREE lightweight firewall? One that doesn't have to do all this extra junk that I don't need?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by hamluis, 16 January 2015 - 10:26 AM.
Moved from XP to Firewalls - Hamluis.