I was going to ask if you'd conferred with the author on this, but I see you already went over to the mod page and posted a red alert to warn everyone away. I'm just saying, imo that seems a little alarmist if you haven't taken time to discuss this with him. He may well have your answer. It's very odd that you deleted your Skyrim folder and replaced it with a clean vanilla back up and you still see this issue. Have you tried running the game without any of your mods, just straight up vanilla Skyrim and see if the issue is present? Also, out of curiosity which manager are you using?
Unfortunately, I don't have your answer but I'm in to see how this mod manages to corrupt a vanilla backup.
With no mods, there's no issue, so it must have affected one of the other mods. If I had to guess it would be SPERG. I admit my response was a little frustrated but I've never encountered a mod that couldn't be uninstalled with either NMM or with the instructions the mod author gave us.
Even when I reinstalled SPERG however, the mod STILL remained.
These are my current mods:
Unofficial Skyrim Patch (Not activated, I just have it with USLEEP switch script for some mods)
Unofficial Legendary Patch
Unarmed Combat Patch for SPERG
Skyrim Enhanced Camera
Muscular Male Orcs
Improved Closefaced Helmets
Gourmet Quest Fix
Change Follower Outfits
Battleclaws- Very High Damage
Edited by DefenderofNanjing, 25 April 2016 - 08:20 PM.