reply to scottk88
Re: YIKES - OPEN PORT 80 probed in Yahoo chat!!
ok dude...ALL COMPUTERS THAT HAVE AN INTERNET BROWSER OPEN HAVE THE OPEN PORT OF 80! my guess is that person didnt even scan your computer...he just took a wild guess...if you read the posts above...you would get thatWrong. You couldn't BE more wrong. To put it in simplified terms, a browser grabs the next available outgoing port (could be anything) to use to connect to an open port 80 on the other end. The client's port 80 has nothing to do with it.
To the guy that this idiot was condescending to: Best advice I can give you is to go to »www.zonelabs.com and download the free version of ZoneAlarm. You are running a web server. Most likely it's IIS 5.1, which is built into WinXP Pro. You either need to deactivate that web server (which I won't attempt to explain, since I have no idea what your depth of knowledge on the subject is), or enable a firewall. WinXP's firewall will also work for your purposes. You will find info on that in WinXP's help.