Hi there PappaG, welcome to BC
If you think you may have an infection, I would direct your attention to this guide here: How do I get help? Who is helping me?
It briefly covers how to request help with malware, what info is needed and how to get it, etc.
As for the "Topic Poll" feature, that's an optional function in certain parts of the forum (General Discussion areas) with which you can create a poll that members can vote in. Like this one I just made
. Also note that the poll I created is in the "Tests and Scribbles
" forum which, as its name suggests, is where you can post tests and try out different features of the forum without worrying about causing a scene.
Since you're new to using web forums, you might take a tour of our "New User Orientation
" forum which is essentially a library of "How To..." guides for using the forum (note, some of them might be a little old, but the concepts are the same.)