"To end the Blaster worm process

1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete.
2. Click the Task Manager button.
3. Click the Processes tab.
4. Click the Image Name column header to sort the processes alphabetically by name.
5. Look for a process named Msblast.exe. If you find it, click the name to select the process, and then click the End Process button.
6. Close the Task Manager."

http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.mspx

What my take on this is this. Gateway owes you a new OS CD that, when installed is not immediately infected.

Call and ask for it. You have defective material and if under warranty should ask for replacemnts or a full refund.

Bob