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"The requested resource is in use" error message when running AV software

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#1 cabinetcat


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 09:57 PM

Hello, whenever I attempt to start an antivirus program or anything related, I get that "the requested resource is in use" error. I have been with another malware specialist on another website for about a week and it has gotten me nowhere.


Until this point, I have tried the following, but the problem still persists:

  • running a Roguekiller scan, this worked in safe mode and found several registry problems but failed to fix them because it was being blocked (presumably by the virus).
  • deleting the entire contents of \AppData\Local\ntuserlitelist (i used the file explorer on the AVG Rescue disk to do this)
  • running an AVG Rescue disk scan
  • running MBAR and MBAM from a USB drive, was given the "resource is in use" message, even in safe mode.
  • deleting C:\Windows\System32\tprdpw64.exe (this was malware) 
  • running many miscellaneous junk cleanup programs, none would start.
  • Uninstalling all PUPs from my installed programs list.


Moved to MRL at Auras request


Edited by NickAu, 11 August 2017 - 10:09 PM.
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#2 cabinetcat

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 03:00 AM

Solved! I was able to remove the malware.

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