I recently noticed in my resource monitor that 'powershell.exe' seemed to be running multiple instances, each running for only a few seconds and then terminating. This is causing my CPU to cycle up and down every several seconds. After poking around, things just don't seem right, but I can't figure it out.
Then I ran MB which found no threats. Then ran adwcleaner_7.4 which founds some pre-installed items which i removed. Then I tried to run MB in safe mode with networking - however, i kept getting a message saying 'Unable to connect to service'. I tried a re-install which didn't work. Then finally did clean re-install nad used the repair tool which fixed my ability to run MB. At this point, i feel like i need help.
I just ran MB threat scan and FRST scan + addition.txt. Attaching logs here.
Many thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide.
Threat scan log.txt