I am in the process of downloading the blockchain. I am 90% finished but it is going very slowly. I started 2 days ago. Hopefully it will download fully. I have the Monerod application as an exception in my Bitdefender and MalwareByte programs. I have checked the Monerod application with Bitdefender and it came back "clean". However, MalwareByte blocked 20+ websites because of Trojans and quarantined 3 suspicious malwares. Here are some of the IP addresses, all outbound, if it's any help: IP address 126.96.36.199 Port 51538 IP address 188.8.131.52 Port 50881 IP address 184.108.40.206 Port 59114
Those ports have nothing to do with monerod.
It is likely that your computer is infected with some kind of malware.
You should avoid using a spend wallet on this computer, keep it as a read-only/audit wallet here at best.
You may lose a bit of privacy but not your money doing so.
Anyway, I strongly advise you to format your disks & reinstall your operating system.