My laptop kept shutting down after 2 minutes online with the warning "RPC servive terminated" etc. and I discovered I had that dam Blaster worm. Using my desktop PC which was unaffected I got all the deatils on how to purge it: 1. I switch on the XP firewall. This prevented my system from shutting down as before but instead my modem would go into a constant SENDING mode making it near impossible to go anywhere online. After much trial and error I managed to: 2. Download and apply the Microsoft security patch. 3. Download the Blaster worm cure from Symantec. When I ran the cure program in regular and safe mode it said both times, "WORM NOT FOUND ON YOUR SYSTEM". WTF? Not only did I have the exact symptoms as shown on the Microsoft website but my modem is STILL stuck in a constant SEND mode! I downloaded the latest update from Norton just incase I have something else and did a full system scan and..nothing. It says I'm clean. I'm outa ideas besides reformatting the hard drive. Suggestions appreciated, dudes.