A few days ago, Malware Bytes has a pop up declaring it blocked an outgoing process. Here's the log from Malware Bytes today (I've only got tons of these logs, nothing's really changed)
2014/11/20 10:38:57 -0600 ACE-PC ace IP-BLOCK 22.214.171.124 (Type: outgoing, Port: 52128, Process: explorer.exe)
2014/11/20 10:47:48 -0600 ACE-PC ace IP-BLOCK 126.96.36.199 (Type: outgoing, Port: 59038, Process: explorer.exe)
So I thought, "I have something". 188.8.131.52 is actually flagged on TrendMicro's website as one of the top 10 malicious domains blocked in the past 24 hours.
Full scans with MalwareBytes, Avira, Kaspersky, TrendMicro's HouseCall, and Spybot Search and Destroy are not finding anything.
If I look in Task Manager, Explorer.exe is running twice. One for the user logged in, and one for the system. The system one continues to grow in size and memory usage until the computer nearly comes to a halt due to 95+% memory usage, and I have to shut it down. It stays away for about 30 seconds, until it resurfaces and Malware Bytes starts popping back up with messages.
With all that said, I've attached my log files, and screenshots of my task manager and notifications.
Thanks in advance for anyone who can give me some help.