Hey guys... I've been having the same problem as so many other with this stupid RPC shutdown thing, supposedly caused by the Blaster worm or it's variants. This was discussed already in the topic number 6651, but everyone is discussing the "amazing patch" that they have to fix the problem, BUT: This does not work on my system, nor does it work in so many others (I've been reading other forums, and there are TONS of people with this same problem. Here's some info: 1- I get the "Generic Host Process needs to close" screen, and when I click OK the shutdown timer starts (or it used to, I disabled the RPC shutdown manually on the System Configuration). 2- I have my WXP updated completely (I also installed the marvelous patch that did nothing at all. Antivirus and Firewall also updated (McAfee) 3- I tried different other quick things to fix it (like the Stinger, for the Blaster and variants and and the FixBlast and FixWelch files). 4- Full search for virus done, none found. 5- It is not the damn msblast.exe (there's no such file in my computer, nor the penis32 or teekids32, which are variants). There's no registry key thing (the msblast running on W Update and all that crap). 6- The shutdown screen comes up after around 5 minutes, sometimes after 2 hours, sometimes after 10 seconds... But usually after about 5. 7- I've got 3 svchost.exe running (sometimes 4, before it crashes), in ports 1025, 1294. 8- I'm sick and tired of this crap. When the shutdown window comes up, I get these bugs: Can't copy/paste in the explorer or outlook; can't browse websites that have redirects (they get stuck); can't copy/paste in Dreamweaver; Office XP crashes; I start crying. Well.. I hope you guys can help me out with this one. I wrote a new topic since in the other one (6651) they are talking about the patchable/fixable version of this virus/worm/crap/whatever it is... Thanks!