*I then scanned my external hard drives and did come back with a TROJAN.WIN32, with Kaspersky on my WD 2tb drive, INCLUDING Avast getting 2 files in a torrented game file (see attached screenshots).
I didn't quote the entire post as parts of it are irrelevant. You post that you are download files via Torrents. This is one of the quickest ways I know of to get infected. These are peer to peer files which you have now idea what the files contain much less whether it is a legal copy of a program.
You have listed two antivirus programs, do you still have both of these installed. If you do you need to uninstall all but one antivirus.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Using more than one anti-virus program is not advisable. Why? The primary concern with doing so is due to Windows resource management and significant conflicts that can arise especially when they are running in real-time protection mode simultaneously. Even if one of them is disabled for use as a stand-alone on demand scanner, it can affect the other and cause conflicts. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up regardless of whether real-time protection is enabled or not. Thus, using multiple anti-virus solutions can result in kernel mode conflicts causing system instability, catastrophic crashes, slow performance and waste vital system resources. When actively running in the background while connected to the Internet, each anti-virus may try to update their definition databases at the same time. As the programs compete for resources required to download the necessary files this often can result in sluggish system performance or unresponsive behavior.
Credit for this information goes to quietman7.