Been dealing with this for a couple days to no avail...I first noticed a problem when I tried to run or install any AV, I got a "requested resource is in use" error across the board.
I cannot open ANY version, including beta, of Malwarebytes, it shows that error. I followed this page to get anywhere, helped a little. I've tried every anti-malware and AV that I could open, so I've attached reports from Zemana, GMER, RKill, and aswMBR (tried to just burn the forest down). I cannot get Windows Defender Offline to work, I put in on a flash drive and booted it but it can't update. I DLd their update executable, ran it, still didn't work.
I think I've found the main source of all this nastiness, a .sys file in my drivers folder that was created 7 days ago, has no search results on Google, and that I can't even touch. Can't modify it in any way, including permissions or killing it. ataqkjql.sys. The only progress I've made with it was that I "unloaded" it with PC Hunter, not sure what that means though and I still can't touch it after unloading it.
I can't do some system things; Can't boot into diagnostic startup (when I select the radio button and hit Apply it selects the normal button), couple other things but I can't remember right now...
I would REALLY like to fix it, I can't reinstall the OS because MS killed updates for my processor (bastards), and I refuse to get Win 10, and I never created any restore point unfortunately. Worst case I'll have to go with Linux. So any help at all would be really appreciated, thanks.