I hope that Lm will take some of the stress out of your life and give you a good computing experience. It's not Windows so expect a learning curve. but there are lots of folks here willing to help if you get stuck. Enjoy and Welcome aboard
Welcome Larry, Also, and old timer here, who started in Windows 3.0, you'll find many Windows transplants here. I must say once I switched to Linux I never turned back, enjoy Mint, it's one of the best distro's IMHO
Hi there. Welcome to the forums. By the way, it sounds like you needed a new anti-virus suite, or, a good one. When I'm on Windows, I very rarely need to interact with Kaspersky. I also remember the floppy disks, that were actually truly floppy! xD Good times.