"Oh and I'm not very good at this whole computer thing"
Then the best solution is to do a reinstall of your system. The Malware you got has ripped out some key registry keys and if you are computer savvy I would not recommend you try to repair them because you could do more harm than good. The other thing is the malware may still be on your system so a reinstall is recommended unless you can find some one who is good with repairing computers that can assist you.
Before you start reinstalling your system, make sure you can gather up all of the installation CDs for Windows, MS-Office and what ever else you had installed on your computer.
If this is too hard or you can't find all of the software, you may want to invest in a registry repair program.
I recommend you stay away from the free ones because they are often time malware them selves and may cause more harm to your computer.
Also run a malware scan on your computer like MALWAREBYTES...
I would post this in the Virus forum because they would be better equipped to give advise on what is a good repair program and what would not.
Good luck, what ever you choose will take some time.