I removed CCleaner and Avast and will cease using them in the future, thank you for that information.
I was also unaware of
ShortcutTarget: EmEditor.lnk -> C:\Users\prett\AppData\Local\Programs\EmEditor\emedtray.exe (Emurasoft, Inc. -> Emurasoft, Inc.)
Startup: C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Home_tools.lnk [2020-03-05]
ShortcutAndArgument: Home_tools.lnk -> C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe => /E:jscript "C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Home_tools"
Being in my startup and have no idea what home_tools is, but i removed all files you mentioned about it (minus the wscript.exe).
I tried finding home_tools in any software removal part of windows or anywhere else as a program but failed to do so, but this was there which I am unaware of installing or what it does: (Just looked and it's no longer there I think it may have been the wscript running the home_tools which was related to something bad.
The problem seems to be resolved though, so thank you so much for that! I have attached the results below. If you don't see anything wrong left, could you give me some tips on avoiding installing anything malicious in the future? I am involved in communities where files and things along those lines can easily have installed something like this (which it has). Would you recommend using a very cheap VPS to run programs before using them on my PC?