Hello all. After Tonybony turned me on to the mailwasher, I got to thinking about the firewall in xp. now I got all of the sudden mail blombed..157. I did some research and found that the 5000 port is always open and that it could be the sockets de troie trojan. Now nothing has been changing like programs and such, and did a scan. but it only showed that it could be the de troie..My question is this: Which firewall is the better? I have had the zone alarm pro, but it messed up all the time! After a complete format and install. I was told that the xp firewall such be good enough. I am at a standstill on this issue. What do you all think? and by the way. Thanks alot for the help Tonybony..Nice e-mail washer!!!