I had to recently reinstall ESET SS. Running Vista Business I have my Firewall set to interactive. Since the install I am constantly bombarded with outgoing messages by Microsoft. Actual title is: "Host process for Windows services" and there are others. Why is Microsoft doing this and what are they taking from my Puter? At present I just move this window to the lower left hand corner of my screen. I let it sit there otherwise I can't get anything done because I am repeatedly asked to permit these outgoing messages. VERY annoying. I am having a difficult time deciding what to allow and what to deny. Some insights would be appreciated.