Sorry if this forum is for hardware related topics only, but I figured you guys know more about this than I do.
I recently switched ISP and the new router does not appear to have a hardware firewall, so I decided to find a software equivalent, just in case. The problem is, I've not dealt with software firewalls in ten years and have no idea what's best out there.
Used to be a big fan of ZoneAlarm, so when I saw they had a free firewall, I installed it. Turns out the free install, besides lacking some features, comes with a nice pop-up ad on boot, which I'm not a huge fan of.
Have read some mixed opinions on Comodo, but I have no idea what their newest version is like. Older versions had a tendency to be slow and "stupid" (i.e. not remembering settings) and the program was/is a ***** to uninstall.
Do any of you use a free software firewall, and if so, which ones do you use?