just updated to xp as soon as connected to internet with btopenworld norton2004 found blaster but said deleted but still rpc closed comp down installed fix and patch left comp running connected to internet but disconnects does internet diconnect if not used please help as almost at reformat stage but will this stop infection happening again.
I'm with Eclipse,yes most connections are reset if its not being used.I usually have net radio playing(keeps connection alive)and the virus will keep homing in on unprotected puters.I use DCOMBOBULATOR click here to switch off the exploitable part of windows.I also remove windows messenger(stops popups)UnPlug&Pray reduces exploits further.M$'s buggy,insecure OS's are slightly better off without all the "holes" allowing the scroats to use my machines for their own purposes.
your virus fixer cannot remove the virus in system restore and that will reinfect the pc immediately. Switch on and turn off system restore and then run your fixer - that should do the trick. If necessary keep hitting F8 as you start to go into safe mode and the virus will not disconnect you.