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#1 masono


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Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:15 PM

Hi there, :thumbsup:
I have noticed that when running adaware se personal in safe mode that the number of scans it has run is very different to the number stated in normal mode, eg 45 in safe mode, 13 in normal mode. This can be explained by the fact that i recently uninstalled and then reinstalled adaware, however surely safe mode should have altered also. This leads me to be concerned as to whether or not the downloads that i have been updating with in normal mode are being accepted by the safe mode or am i running two different adawares. Any advise? Also in case it may be relevant i can not access my broadband connection when in safe mode. some of the other antivirus etc. i have downloaded is accessible only in normal mode. Appreciate any comments.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:29 PM

AdAware gives you the option to configure what and how it scans each time it scans.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 02:22 PM

When you boot into Safe Mode the operating system only loads the bare minimum of software that is required for the operating system to work. This mode of operating is designed to let you troubleshoot and run diagnostics on your computer. Windows Safe Mode loads a basic video drivers so your programs may look different than normal.


All your applications and programmes are recognised in SM, and the operating system is the same as in normal, but with many modules turned off. Scanning in SM, whether with your antivirus or with an antispyware application prevents malware from being "protected" when the OS uses some of its modules in normal operating mode.

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