"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."


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.