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Windows 7: "the requested resource is in use"

26 Feb 2017   #1
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 
"the requested resource is in use"

Hi guys. after a malware attack (dummy me), I get "the requested resource is in use" when trying to open an .exe program. Thot by doing the exe fix here, that might work. No joy. Any thots?


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26 Feb 2017   #2
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello?
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26 Feb 2017   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you reformated the affected system after the virus has been detected?
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26 Feb 2017   #4
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

well, no but would like to know what this reformatting means & does for future. I went ahead & did a win back up restore FYI. Its on another pc. Jim
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26 Feb 2017   #5
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi James,
As you've not said what the malware was.

See youve got Avast run a boot time scan.

Then D/L run malwarebytes free.

Post the results of both.

Roy
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26 Feb 2017   #6
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks anyway. Waaay more involved than just running avast. Besides this PC2 has the avast and the troubled PC1 does not. Ur time is appreciated. Closing thread. Jim
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26 Feb 2017   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Doesn't make a blind bit of difference.

D/L Avast and Malwarebytes and post the results.

No point in asking for help if your gonna ignore it.

Roy
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26 Feb 2017   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesEJ View Post
well, no but would like to know what this reformatting means & does for future. I went ahead & did a win back up restore FYI. Its on another pc. Jim
Reformatting means to delete all the data and operating system from the computer and install it from scratch again, effectively starting with a fresh system without any software or data. While it's somewhat complicated and tedious, it's also warranted to get rid of every infection in the system. A previous backup of the data will ensure you don't lose anything important.
It's also known as a "clean install" or, as security experts often call it, "nuke it from orbit".

This is the ONLY way to ensure a clean system once it has been infected with a malware of any kind. Not nice, but quite effective.

You mention you've restored a backup. This isn't a sure move to clean a compromised system. The fundamental problem is that you don't know if the backup was also infected at the time it was taken.
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