I have no idea what this is
is still on the HDD
If there is something you need to retrieve use thishttp://www.geekstogo...over-your-data/
As I said previously
torrents, depending on what is torrented are a prime way to acquire malware
It may indeed be that you have acquired an infection. I am not authorised to deal with Malware issues. Only trained and certified experts may do so on this site.
The original error reported
He came up with a C++ error
is connected with Visual C a Microsoft facility also linked to net framework installations and used for the runnng of many programs, including such matters as the anime
My advice is either
1. A complete format and reinstall, or you may try a parallel installation if you have sufficient disc space
This installs a fresh copy of windows by you selecting a different folder name eg: C:\Windows1.
You then use that windows, your programs will open from there, sometimes with changes necessary and then you move your documents and settings to the new windows.
Eventually deleting the old windows installation.
2. You may of course go to our Malware forum and see if they are able to assist you, in ascertaining if your concerns are correct. Of course that depends on the computer being able to run the scans they ask for.
Here are the instructions for a parallel installation http://www.windowsre...dexfullpage.htm
and here if you so decide is the link to proceed to our malware forumhttp://www.geekstogo...cleaning-guide/
If you decide to follow that please read the guidance carefully, before creating your topic in Malware
Please provide on that topic a link to this topic
Please do be patient as they are very busy in that forum.