Hello, and thank you so much in advance for your willingness to help!
My computer has been having a difficult time - I often get blue screens and crash dumps when I start it, and because I have no idea how to fix it, I just restart it until it works. Today it would not start in regular mode until I used the F8 key and used the option that said "restart from last sucessful configuration". So now I am afraid to turn it off!
Is this fixable or do I just need a new computer?
I have an error message that reads "F-Secure Anti-Virus" "Malicious code found in Master Boot Record of disk MBR (0x80). Infection: Trojan:Boot/TDSS.gen!A" I typed this into the Bing Search engine, and it led me to this post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic406639.html.
However, reading through that thread, the user was not having any other problems and his computer was running well, which is not the case with me.
Per your problem-posting instructions, I am using Windows Vista Home Premium, and having no other problems once the system is up and running. My internet is fast, and all programs run as they should.
Thank you once again for your time and expertise!