Hi, I'm new here and I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm running kerio personal firewall 2.1.5 and I wanted to test it and see how good my network security was. I went to a few sites on the internet (sheilds up and audit my pc) and tested for open ports. These sites showed open ports only when my firewall was turned off. However I wanted to find freeware that i could run to check more easilly (after changing firewall settings or whatever) if i had open ports. So i downloaded a number of free port scanners and scanned myself 127.0.0.1. Almost all of these showed open ports (for example 110,138,445). Are these wrong or what is going on. I configured my firewall to let the port scanner make outgoing connections. I don't know a whole lot about networking... is there something wrong with scanning yourself? could someone please explain what is happening. thanks.