Hi all, I'm feeling a little worried and paranoid at the moment. I was browsing through some sites and I came across this : "Netstat shows you how many active ports are on your computer. . Most of them are closed, but some are open for various reasons. Some reasons can be dangerous because it might mean someone is inside your computer doing god knows what in their. So again in the black box of DOS, type in: netstat You should then get a list of active connections to your computer. If none, then congrats, nobody is on your computer. If something does show up in the list. Take a look at it and write down the IP address number and go to www.SamSpade.org and type it in there to find the host. Analyze the host to see if it is suspicious or not. If it is then sign off immediately and go out and get a firewall. " This I did and ( on dos) and I got back about 40 entries.SO I followed the rest of the info given : "Another side of netstat is adding the -a to it. So type in: netstat -a it then will display a list of all open ports on your computer and tell you if there is an established connection on one of the ports that are open. Open ports could mean trojan horses (i.e. Backdoors) on your computer." By this time , my computer is not online ! I got another 40-45 entries here. I looked up the ip number and it came back with : onyx / Akamai server network . Do I have a problem or should I not be worried ? Many thanks !