My computer has made another amazing recovery!
My free anti-virus software finally did its job and isolated the dumb thing. I turned it on yesterday and all of the programs and such were working, but not the internet. The computer is useless to me without the internet.
So I shut it off and let it be for a few hours, which was a really long time for me. I hate unfinished business and the unknown, so waiting to see if it would work again took forever. But around six I turned it on, clicked on internet explorer, and it worked!
So now I'm free to be me online once again.