First things first..I sometimes download and install software that might be dodgy.
I'm not interested in being told I shouldn't do this and I shouldn't do that. I'm a big boy. All my data is backed-up some place else, so if it's a major I'll just reformat my pc.
I just want an explanation and a solution to the immediate problem.
I got home tonight, booted-up my Windows 7 PC and music started playing for no reason.
I went into task manager and found none of my audio/visual programs were running. I went into network manager and found that network activity is at @10%. Performance manager is surging between 80-100% CPU.
My antivirus is disabled.