If so, that is web-based email. More here Are computer viruses sent via email a threat to me?

AVG will scan for viruses. Just make sure that the resident shield is enabled. Anything that you try to open or run will be scan by AVG.

"any web sites ect that teach a newbie the way's to survive onlineulead.com?"

1. CNET has good online courses - http://courses.help.com/
2. Bleeping Computer's tutorials for beginners- http://bleepingcomputer.com/forums/tutorials.html
3. Calendar of Updates Free online courses for beginners - http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?showtopic=4811
4. Microsoft Security At Home - http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx