I'm doing IT training. its growing field, get in to it if you are good with computers
You can find a cheap computer at dealnews.com, its great.
you can buy the computer on its way out at best buy for usually $400 or less, and it will last you at least a year or two, instead of getting the latest model that will cost $1k and you'll have to replace it in a few years anyways.
hp and dell have some pimpin new laptops
I always find that pricewatch.com is a good resource for finding the best deals on computer stuff. Its constantly updated with deals from hundreds of online stores...
Computer and Printer Recycling
I did this with my old electronics equipment and recycled it, its a great idea for the environment
Best Virus Fix for a Novice...
Make sure you have a fully subscribtioned antivirus program.
Update it with the latest antivirus definitions.
Take your computer offline to the Internet.
Run a full scan of your computer.