OK. I'll reach into my purse right now for the $30 if you can tell me if PE can do better than this. I'm currently using Active Ports (a freebie), and my complaint is that there are a number of processes labeled "System", "MSTask", and "SvcHost". Now, I haven't a clue what these are. They seem to have legitimate names (if that really mattered). Are these legitimate processes that are "Listening" or have "Establihsed" communications in progress? I don't want to pay $30 for another piece of software that just gives me more questions - I want one that will give ma answers (and tell me what to do about it), and be accurate with it's assertions.