Pretty sure this is a virus or some kind. I saw some other people had it, but I also saw that the fixlist.txt was made custom for them so I didn't go down their road before making this thread.
Here are my DDS logs (which interestingly took about 25 minutes to complete due to the excessive explorer.exe activity). There isn't much to see in it though. Thanks!
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Install Date: 1/9/2014 6:18:32 PM
System Uptime: 12/30/2014 12:45:09 AM (0 hours ago)
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION | | JESSE
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 240e Processor | CPU 1 | 2100/200mhz
==== Disk Partitions =========================
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 686 GiB total, 627.47 GiB free.
D: is FIXED (NTFS) - 13 GiB total, 1.784 GiB free.
E: is CDROM ()
F: is Removable
==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
==== System Restore Points ===================
RP86: 11/20/2014 10:56:16 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP87: 11/20/2014 4:31:09 PM - Windows Update
RP88: 12/1/2014 2:33:42 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP89: 12/10/2014 12:40:11 PM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP90: 12/11/2014 3:00:11 AM - Windows Update
RP91: 12/11/2014 11:46:50 AM - Windows Update
RP92: 12/17/2014 3:33:24 PM - Windows Update
RP93: 12/25/2014 12:00:03 AM - Scheduled Checkpoint
RP94: 12/29/2014 11:29:55 PM - Removed AVG 2014
RP95: 12/29/2014 11:59:20 PM - Removed AVG 2014
RP96: 12/30/2014 12:03:20 AM - Removed AVG 2014
==== Image File Execution Options =============
==== Installed Programs ======================
==== End Of File ===========================