Yeah, first of all the "System Idle Process" is most always going to be taking up 99% or so when nothing else is going on, as that's what it is the "System Idle Process" It's not using CPU at 99% - it's just showing the idle % There shouldn't be anything found by accurate malware software in the vanilla Windows 10 install right off Microsoft media. These are errors of some kind in their detection database - common enough really. If you have a "clean install" of Windows from MS media, it's not going to have OEM specific drivers for some things, you need to go to the vendor site to download the latest driver, many from MSI or directly from the part maker - like Intel, Killer, Realtek, etc. It's a mess to try to do this yourself, as for one thing, you don't want the Realtek vanilla driver from their site, you want the Nahimic / Realtek pair driver from MSI. The Killer drivers are getting frequent bug fix updates since Windows 10 release, as MS keeps changing the OS and the vendors keep updating their drivers to catch up. MSI's version may or may not be as new as available directly from the Killer site. This is why it's best to stick with the vendor OS image, build on what they have done, and uninstall the "bloatware" you *know* you don't need - don't just uninstall everything with MSI's name in it It's a steep learning curve the first time from a "clean install", why put that on yourself just as you are trying to get to know the laptop. You wouldn't season unknown food, so don't blindly blow away a new laptops OS build until you get to know it and benchmark it. If you do eventually do a "clean install" you will have some data collected on the stock install to prove to yourself it was an improvement or performs worse. And, don't forget to make a bootable recovery USB 3.0 Flash drive so you can restore back to the out of the box configuration should the need arise. It's a lot quicker to getting you back to work should you encounter a drive failure or corrupted OS install.