First - It's not EasyBCD's menu. It's the Microsoft boot manager's menu. EasyBCD is not an active part of your system, Vista,7 or 8. It's a passive app, which you can use (i.e execute it on a running OS and use it to change something), otherwise it's just sitting there in your user app list doing absolutely nothing.
If you were doing something on W8 and W8 broke, no blame attaches to EasyBCD, any more than you can blame it on regedit or notepad or any other app you happen to have installed on your system(s)
Do you trust the torrents you were running ? That's a classic way to get infected if you're not 100% sure of the source.
Second - How can any software be 100% ready for W8 ? It's not been released yet, and the CP comes with a warning not to expect to replace your production OS with it. Microsoft is using us as Beta testers, whether they choose not to give it that name this time; and by running it, you're handing your system to them as a development tool with no guarantee that it won't bite you.
Check your SSD, where is the "active" flag ? It should be on the partition containing x:\boot\BCD, which being super-hidden, you will need to set folder options like this to locate.