So basically what happened was, while a housemate of mine was using my desktop, he somehow decided to download and manually install a video game update /not/ from the game’s creator. When he went to install the update, my desktop had somewhat of a heart attack (the mouse was lagging severely, he couldn’t change windows, the capslock button would respond when pressed but only with sever amounts of lag), and, panicking, he wound up unplugging the computer. When we rebooted the computer, none of my startup programs would load. The normal ones, like explorer.exe, dwm.exe, my wifi adaptor, and the things I’d installed a while ago myself, like rainmeter, rocketdock, and others. I didn’t even have a desktop image. After a little while of searching the internet for information on this matter, I realized the number of processes I had was quite rapidly rising. The culprit? Hundreds upon hundreds of a process called “Windows Command Processor”. And they kept multiplying. On an average day, I have roughly 40 – 60 processes running at a time, most of those popping up on startup, and normal for my computer. Within a minute of having my computer started outside of safe mode, the process count would climb to 1700. I’ve combed and combed through google search, but because of the nature of my problem, all I can find is the “Windows Command Processor Virus” which, I haven’t been able to get the details of that virus, per say, but the symptoms don’t seem to match my own. Can someone please help?