I installed zonealarm free as noted above and configured my programs for outbound access. After I shutdown the machine last night and booted up this am I started getting alerts on an almost non-stop basis. I am running paid versions of nod32 and spysweeper 4.5. I was using mcafee firewall ver 6 on this machine which worked fine. I took it off when I installed nod32. and removed the entire mcafee sec. suite. Another machine is running safety.net 3.61 with the same software and no problems. Here is a sample of what I was getting. BTW, Zonealarm does NOT seem to indicate what it's blocking. Could be nod32, etc. who knows: Zonealarm blocked port 2869 on your computer Generic host process for win32 was blocked from accepting a connection from the internet 192.168.0.1 port 1900 The firewall has blocked internet access to your computer from port 2869 from 192.168.0.1 port 1450 tcp flag S. generic host process from win 32 has blocked port 123 at 132.xxx.x.102 and 101 and 103. No explanations and worse, no options as to what if any actions to take. I never had issues or alerts with any firewall like this. For the experts out there, what is/was going on? I run a d-link di-604 wired router through a westell 2100 modem. I did NOT set up zonealarm as a network. I do have one other machine running through a switch. Thanks.