I was going through some of my inbound firewall rules. Remote Assistance appears to be enabled by default on Windows 7. Not only that, there are several rules allowing it inbound access. here they are: DCOM-In PNRP-In RA Server TCP-In SSDP TCP-In SSDP UDP-In I only vaguely understand what some of those designations are. I can't imagine I would EVER need remote assistance -- doesn't that just allow for remote access into your PC for "help"? Sounds like a security disaster waiting to happen. Should I kill all these inbound rules or keep them? THANKS guys!