closing ports 135 (msrpc) & 139 (netbios-ssn)

According to nmap, the following ports are open on my computer:

135/tcp  open     msrpc
139/tcp  open     netbios-ssn

My understanding is the msrpc is the server that formerly was vulnerable to the msblast worm, so I'd like to disable it. I probalby don't need it open, right? How can this be done?

Also, is there a reason not to disable the netbios-ssn process? If so, how can I stop the process from running?

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dev8Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can prevent these ports from being exploited by simply running a firewall such as Zone Alarm (  They will block any TCP port 135/139 traffic.  
bobwood2000Author Commented:
I don't want to use a firewall.
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Try disabling the file & Printer sharing
bobwood2000Author Commented:
I disabled file & printer sharing, but the ports remain open.
bobwood2000Author Commented:
Thank you.
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