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#1 Sightless

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 11:30 AM

Windows: Many types of malware disable booting into safe mode to prevent easy recovery. You can always get around this by reinstalling or restoring your operating system, but that may not be necessary thanks to the free program Safe Mode Fixer.

The tool is an executable file that requires no installation. Upon running the executable file and clicking on the Fix button, repairs are applied to your system followed by an immediate reboot

Source: http://lifehacker.com/5822079/windows-safe-mode-fixer-repairs-malware-disablements

Safe Mode Fixer can be downloaded from here

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

I've written a program to protect your Safe Mode registry keys, so that malware can't delete hem:
http://blog.didierstevens.com/2010/01/01/the-undeletable-safeboot-key/

And I've also published reg files to fix deleted keys:
http://blog.didierstevens.com/2007/02/19/restoring-safe-mode-with-a-reg-file/

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 02:38 PM

Ah, well I came across this today and thought it might be useful to some :)

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 03:19 PM

It certainly is, it is by far the most popular download on my site.

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