When I get the message, "XXX is trying to act as server", how should I react?
I get this message with programs such as Komodo, which is a Perl IDE. As a non-techy, I cannot think of any reason why a passive program would want to act as a server.
I always "Deny", and this never seems to cause problems.
My non-techy fear is that a hacker could take control of Komodo (as an example), and use it as a server. (For what? Listening for instructions from another computer?)