Thanks to all for help. I know NOTHING about computers. This laptop is my first one. I got it 7 months ago.
As I have stated, I got a virus. I THINK I got rid of it. Let's hope.
My favorites list is gone. When I try to readd a favorite to my favorites list, I get a message that says "The name you have entered for the shortcut already exists on your favorites menu. Would you like to override it?"
This means my favorites list is somewhere and I can't find it. Where is my "favorites menu" so I can repopulate my favorites listings?
ALSO, I keep getting Windows updates OVER AND OVER...I keep rebooting and still get them. I restored my computer to 04/12/11 to get back what I lost. Would this be why? They don't configure when it reboots, and I'm afraid this is the virus. What do I do?