Windows 10: "Resources Already In Use" Error

Discus and support "Resources Already In Use" Error in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; All, I uninstalled my Antivirus software program because I purchased a license for BitDefender. The problem is I can't install anything. When I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by craigmh74, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. craigmh74 Win User

    "Resources Already In Use" Error


    All,

    I uninstalled my Antivirus software program because I purchased a license for BitDefender. The problem is I can't install anything. When I double click on the .exe file I get an error message stating "resource already in use" Now I'm stuck with no Antivirus program and no malware programs. I tried using Malwarebytes Anti Root to clear up the issue but midway through it freezes up (No Response). So I'm at a lost.

    Is there a way I can place .exe onto a DVD and install from that? I can just place the DVD in and the installation process will start. I need to do something because right now my computer is exposed. If you're wondering I learned of the error after I uninstalled my antivirus program.

    Suggestions??

    Take care,

    Craig

    :)
     
    craigmh74, Jul 10, 2017
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  2. atikuruu Win User

    5800 XM " General: System Error " on saving music file

    WHAT CAN I DO NOW
     
    atikuruu, Jul 10, 2017
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  3. my phone " keys in " some numbers while talking

    As I said in my first post you can either try to update it's software to see if it cures it.

    If it doesn't then your phone is faulty and you will need to get it repaired.
     
    psychomania---01, Jul 10, 2017
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  4. hawkman Win User

    "Resources Already In Use" Error

    Hi Craig,
    did you uninstall your previous AV in SAFE mode, if not try from there.

    Roy
     
    hawkman, Jul 10, 2017
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  5. craigmh74 Win User
    That's another minor problem. My box was custom built and I don't know how to get into safe mode. I researched online and attempted what I read, but no luck. I know how to get into the setup menu, but that's it.
     
    craigmh74, Jul 10, 2017
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  6. Porthos Win User
    You may be infected with Adware.Yelloader. I saw you already did this but try it again and let it sit not responding fo about an hour before you give up.

    Please follow the instructions below to remove the infection.

    1. Download version 1.09.4.1001 of Malwarebytes Anti Rootkit (MBAR)
    https://malwarebytes.box.com/s/h72aj...u7msx810wz75jl
    2. Run the exe.

    "Resources Already In Use" Error [​IMG]

    Click ok to extract.
    3. After extraction MBAR should start.

    "Resources Already In Use" Error [​IMG]


    Click next.

    4. Update by hitting the update button.


    "Resources Already In Use" Error [​IMG]


    After the update completes hit next.
    5. Hit the scan button. Please let it finish the scan. This rootkit may slow your machine down and MBAR may look like it will freeze but it will continue to scan. Please allow it to do so. It could take a couple hours.

    "Resources Already In Use" Error [​IMG]


    6. Once the scan is complete, press the cleanup button and allow MBAR to remove what is found and allow your computer to restart. Please don't click on the window why cleanup is running. This may delay it even more.


    "Resources Already In Use" Error [​IMG]

    7. Malwarebytes functionality should be restored. You must run a Malwarebytes threat scan so any remaining detections are removed.

    This should remedy the rootkit.
     
    Porthos, Jul 11, 2017
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  7. Borg 386 Win User
    Whatever AV you used, did you use the AV's uninstaller program. If you uninstalled it using windows uninstaller there may be orphan files from the last AV that are causing problems.

    There is a list of uninstallers here for common AV's. If you did not use the AV uninstall tool, it would be a good idea to d/l it & run it.

    Uninstallers (removal tools) for common Windows antivirus softwareESET Knowledgebase


    Removal tools (uninstall tools) for common antivirus software

     
    Borg 386, Jul 11, 2017
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  8. craigmh74 Win User

    "Resources Already In Use" Error

    I've tried using Malwarebytes Anti-Root before but after 15 min or so, it always freezes up (no response). As for uninstallers, I always use Revo or IOBit.
     
    craigmh74, Jul 11, 2017
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  9. craigmh74 Win User
    All,

    First of all, thank you for responding to my original post. I'm still having problems correcting this problem. The main problem to fixing this is I can't install (both safe mode and standard mode) any security software because I get this error. Right now, my only antivirus support is Windows Defender and BitDefender Rescue DVD. I downloaded SpyHunter, ReImage, AdAware Cleaner, Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes BUT I can't install them. I've read numerous articles online and they suggest the above software to fix this. I was able to run Malwarebytes Anti Root BUT midway through it freezes up (No Response). I ran this in safe mode and standard mode. I even ran it with internet turned off. I'm running out of options here. Should I do another clean install of Win 10??

    Please help.

    Craig
     
    craigmh74, Jul 12, 2017
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  10. Porthos Win User
    Porthos, Jul 12, 2017
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  11. Borg 386 Win User
    There is another rootkit scanner you can run which you may have better luck with - TDSSKiller.

    TDSSKiller Download

    Another tool you may wish to utilize is RKill. This will attempt to terminate any malware processes running in the background preventing the scans for completing. Do NOT reboot after running this, instead immediately run your malware scanners.

    RKill Download


    "Resources Already In Use" Error [​IMG]
    Note As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.

    You also have the options of doing a refresh, reset or repair install on Win 10.

    Reset Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Refresh Windows 10 Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
     
    Borg 386, Apr 5, 2018
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