€dstowe, I understand what you are saying but I have become sick of all the spyware, viruses,hijackers etc that I do wish to make my computer as secure as I reasonably can. I have come to the conclusion that if it is possible for the malevolents out there to do something they eventually will. I do not wish to close port 80 just put it into steath mode if this is possible, if it is not I will not worry any further.
Stealthing port 80 will not stop trojans, spyware or viruses. Your home computer will not get hacked so stealthing 80 is a bit pointless. Leave it as it is and you will be OK. Steve Gibson does not always get it right.....click here I would take anyhting that he writes with a huuuuuge pinch of salt.
After a little research, I have found that WinXPs own firewall stealths all ports. I know it only prevents incoming but shows it is not difficult to acomplish. I understand also that there are other free firewalls that can do this, so for future reference if anyone else is interested try various firewalls, I believe Tiny may be one of them and will try it when I have time.