Hey there everybody! I seem to be having a lot of computer trouble lately...
So my brother, being the idiot that he is never installed an anti-virus program on his laptop and was just using the windows firewall instead. Something about losing some paperwork or something... (he doesn't remember of course!). So my family's been using it while he's been away (he joined the Navy), and I didn't know that he didn't have any anti-virus. I'm pretty sure it got a virus because the internet got really slow and then stopped working altogether. I restored the computer to a few days previous of that and the internet works now, but I'm wary of connecting to the internet of course. I've tried scanning the computer, but it can't find any type of virus or anything. I've tried to install Trendmicro PC-Cillin, but it says that something is preventing it, then it does a scan (only to find nothing) and then says it can't install.
So, long story short(er), I'm not sure what to do now. My computer knowledge kind of ends here. And to make matters somewhat worse, my brother never burned any of those installation CD's when he first got the laptop. Any suggestions? I found this link
to burn a recovery CD, is this something I should think about?