Whenever I start my laptop, ESET shows an alert indicating an inbound threat - see "Alert 1" screen shot below. The application listed is Host Process For Windows Services. The port noted in the alert varies. The IP address for the remote computer varies also. The first time I got the message, I created a rule to always deny the traffic. However, doing so prevents me from accessing the Internet or sending/receiving email. From then on, I have checked the "Temporarily Remember"box, then clicked deny and I am able to access the Net and email. I'd like to know: - What is actually trying to communicate with my computer and why? - How can I avoid having to temporarily deny the traffic each time (I don't want to allow the traffic unless I know what it is)? I am running ESET Security Suite in Interactive mode - I prefer the control. Any insight/help will be greatly appreciated. Also - While traveling for the holidays, I am accessing the Net from a family member's network in another part of the country - different network and ISP obviously. I still get the same alert, but am also getting another alert. Permanently or temporarily denying the second alert prevents Internet access, so I just leave the second dialog box on screen - dragging it out of the way. The second alert does not appear at start up, but at different random times. See "Alert 2" screen shot below.