*********ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM************

c:recycler (you'll need to go to tools>folder options>view> then select show hidden files and folders) is where the file is. AVG finally found it after multiple registry defrags & scans. Healed the file, deleted 927up.exe, rid of the rarsfx folders in temp. Restarted the computer, NONE reappeared. No windows reinstall required.