I don't know the version of Vista I have. Home, I guess, on a five year old Toshiba Satellite
I've been through the malware, in the above link. The computer runs, mostly, okay but just recently have had a long start up. I typed this the last time I did a startup an hour ago.
I had a Chrome Window open with two tabs, a search engine and New York Times Sudoku.
Closed Chrome, waited for the clock to click over to 8:12 and hit restart.
After four and a half minutes the computer shut off and restarted.
At six minutes I could type in my password.
Then a lot of nothing.
At twenty minutes Advast finally started.
At twenty eight minutes Chrome started and I could type in a search item.
Thank you for any help.