Remove “The requested resource is in use”

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I wrote this article to help you remove “The requested resource is in use”. This “The requested resource is in use” removal guide works for all Windows versions.

If you are constantly greeted with the “The requested resource is in use” error message, we have bad news for you. You are infected with a Trojan horse virus. Trojans, together with ransomware pieces, are the worst cyber infections you can encounter. And unfortunately, you are currently stuck with one of those two dreaded viruses. What you should do is take immediate action. Take the “The requested resource is in use” alert as a warning because that’s what it is. The Trojan is the one forcing this message on you. So, as soon as you see it, accept that you are dealing with a Trojan and start looking for a way out. Find and pest`s hiding place and delete it upon discovery. The sooner, the better. If you don’t, you will be forced to deal with a myriad of other issues as well.

One thing at a time, though. The “The requested resource is in use” message appears when you try to open a program. Any program. You try running it but instead of the program itself, “The requested resource is in use” pops up and prevents you from using it. All of a sudden you cannot use any of the programs on your machine. Especially, an anti-malware or a security type one. This way, the Trojans ensures its stay on board. And the more time it remains there, the worse your situation gets. However, it is very important that you don’t panic. It may be hard to do since none of your programs work but the infection wants you to be scared. If you are, it will be easier for it to manipulate you.

Remove “The requested resource is in use”
The “The requested resource is in use” Virus

For instance, it may offer you some fake antivirus program to purchase or another supposedly helpful tool. Don’t buy anything. It is all a scam. You are also bombarded with tons of questionable advertisements on daily basis. Your browsing experience turns into a nightmare. You get redirected to shady pages all the time. Ads cover your whole screen and block page content. Needless to say, if you click on the wrong link you automatically download more parasites. Not to mention that Trojan infections often serve as a backdoor for ransomware. The last thing you need right now is more pests.

The Trojan you are currently hosting is more than enough. Your PC is also suffering because of it. It is slow as a snail. It lags frequently. Your browsers also freeze on occasions. And last but definitely not least, your privacy is in danger. The pest spies on your and monitors your every online move. It keeps on gathering valuable information and when it decides it has enough it hands it over to the crooks behind it. This is how some strangers with agendas end up in possession of your previous private data. And they can use it for whatever they want. Or, they can sell it. Either way, you lose. You data will be used for nothing but malicious purposes. Don’t allow that. Remove the Trojan immediately. To do so manually, use our detailed removal guide at the end of this article.

Once you uninstall it, make sure the Trojan won’t infect you again. Do you know how did it enter? We already established that the “The requested resource is in use” message appears because the infection forces it on you. But how did the infection itself get it? It didn’t appear out of the blue, this is for sure. You let it in. That’s right. It tricked you into giving it your permission. These infections rely on your carelessness and distraction to dupe you into giving them green light and they turn to the old but gold tricks in the book. Like spam email messages, corrupted links/pages/torrents, fake program updates, freeware bundles, unverified download sources, etc.

A Trojan can hide behind any of these techniques and if you are distracted enough, it succeeds. Pay more attention. Don’t open suspicious emails especially if they are from unknown senders. Stay away from illegitimate pages. Don’t click on any ad that comes your way. Carefully read what you are agreeing to and be on the alert. Infections pray for your negligence. Don’t provide it.

“The requested resource is in use” Uninstall

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove “The requested resource is in use” from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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