Help!!! Did I do something wrong???
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|Sun, 09-03-2006 - 7:16pm|
I've been reading about how it is important to have another firewall besides the one that comes with Windows XP SP2. I have been gradually becoming more technosavvy. I've read that a bunch of people feel Zone Alarm is pretty good for a free program, so last night I downloaded the free version. Today I was working along and my computer became s-l-o-w-e-r and s-l-l-o-o-w-w-e-e-r. It finally got to a point where it indicated 100% usage. I couldn't get anything to work, even closing programs. Oh -- and before that my jigsaw puzzle program wouldn't load.
Somehow -- and I don't even remember how except that I did not turn it off with the button -- everything did close down. I just let it sit for quite a long time. When I turned it back on, I got a message from Zone Alarm about an update, which I have downloaded.
My computer actually worked quite reliably before this! Have I messed something up? What other information might you want to know? I have learned so much lurking here and just "opening things, looking at them, and closing them back up" =) Did I make a mistake to add Zone Alarm?