hello all, hope you are well, just a "curious question" Using winxp, with AVAST & free ZA firewall. NOT SURE, IF firewall question or General computer #1, IS there a way PLZ to put or make sure computer is in STEALTH mode ? or make computer UNPINGABLE #2, How should the z/a be set up to make computer unpingable or at least have it ask me to ask to allow or not allow ping, z/a is now set where UNDER ACCESS TRUSTED Internet are mixed with question marks or green cked under SERVER EVERYTHING IS question marks #3 is there any harm in runing in STEALTH mode? or un pingable? thank you for the help & info, "jerrico"