I would really appreciate advice on a result when I ran the TCP port Inspector. I have Windows XP SP1 + all patches. I also have a hardware Router Firewall plus Sygate Pro which I have tested with various online scanners and each of them give me a Full Stealth report. I have also tested various ports individually and I am shown a 'forceful rejection' when they attempt to connect. Last night I was looking deeper into TDS and found the Primary TCP port inspector and was alarmed as it scanned the ports to see 'Connected Port 135' I fail to understand this as all the other tests show this not to be responding plus I have disabled the registry key (as per Microsoft's instructions) quite sometime ago. I am very worried as I do not know what I should do to stop this connection especially when I have all doors barred according to the firewall tests plus I have NetBios Protection enabled in Sygate. Thank you in advance for any advice on how I can stop this as I am very worried indeed. I do not even see this appearing in my Sygate traffic logs and this confuses me even more. Ports 137 and 138 are appearing as Blocked but 135 is not even mentioned as being permitted I have just gone to several scans which allow me to test the ports individually and each of them show that my computer has not responded and connection could not be made.