over the course of a few weeks, I have been noticing that none of my anti-malware programs have been launching, I always get the error "Requested resource is in use." and I thought that maybe Zemana Anti-Malware just wasn't working correctly, and then I noticed MalwareBytes, Rkill, HitmanPro, ADWCleaner, and Windows Defender also wouldn't launch (because of my mother using my PC I have a long history with viruses), so I knew something was up. So after several attempts and launches into Safe Mode later, Zemana finally launched and warned me of the Rootkit ntuserlitelist, which it supposedly cleaned after booting my PC, but no luck. I have tried deleting the core folder ntuserlitelist multiple times, through an administrator and basic windows account, both saying they require permission from the other account. I even booted windows into Alternate Shell and tried terminating the program svcvmx, which caused windows to crash and boot into safe mode with networking. None of the about 20 anti-malware and anti-rootkit programs I have tried will even launch, even in safe mode (i tried every safe mode setting.) I can't even reset to a recovery image, as the recovery program is also blocked from launching. I followed a guide that told me to try doing an Offline Scan for windows defender, but it too is blocked. I am completely helpless trying to remove this rootkit, so finally, I figured I would post here to get help. and this is my last effort before just trashing or formatting my Disk and completely starting fresh, which would suck, but I'm willing to do what I have to do.
Edited by Eighthook37, 12 July 2017 - 04:31 AM.