(I'm so new to forums and not half as tech smart as I think I am. So sorry for any errors or if I posted this to the wrong forum!)
So, I just bought this old, refurbished computer as a last resort from what I'd heard was a trusted tech guy. I'm prospering art student so I NEEDED a working computer that could handle art programs since my old one had a motherboard problem and was days away from not even turning on anymore. But soon after I got this one I noticed it had some strange tendencies. Like how at random points in usage the CPU would spike and when I checked the running programs in Task Manager the only things using a lot of CPU was SVChost. I ran some free virus removal software (Malwarebytes) on it just to see if anything showed up, knowing that absolutely nothing should since it was a supposedly clean computer. And yet I got a list of fifteen different Trojan.FakeMS.ED's. I tried searching the virus type and didn't come up with much results.
I don't have the money right now for virus removal software right now, but I know that a hard drive reformatting and reinstalling my OS would probably benefit my computer greatly. However, I don't have the installation disks for the Windows 7, which is what my computer's running on now. Before I noticed the viruses and was only experiencing problems with the computer speed and some temporary update installation issues, I asked the man I'd bought the computer from and he suggested a few things and told me if I continued having trouble he could take it back for a while and reinstall the OS. But you could probably understand why I'd be hesitant to do that with a virus chilling on my computer already when I've mostly only installed widely-known, harmless programs like iTunes and Steam so far.
With all the work done on this one I'm not so sure how much accurate information I can provide, but it's a Dell Precision M4300 and it's system properties tells me it's got 3 GB of RAM, a Intel® Core2 Duo CPU processor with 2.5GHz and ~70 GB of hard drive space. I have a NVDIA Quadro FX 360M graphics card and the computer currently has a 32-bit Windows 7 Professional operating system.
I wanted to know if it was possible to download all of the Windows 10 installation data to a DVD-R, reformat my hard drive and OS and then install Windows 10? And if doing so would have even a little chance of helping my situation out at all?