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Difference In Safe Mode


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#1 unloaded

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 11:22 PM

How come sometimes I'm trying to delete a virus file or exe, my computer says it cant read it from the source file. and When I boot in safe mode, I'm able to delete the virus again? What made the difference? I mean I have tested that quite a few times.

any idea?

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 08:34 PM

In safe mode permissions are dropped and/or the program(s) trying to protect it are generally not running.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 07:48 AM

Windows protects files when they are being accessed by an application or a programme. When you boot in Safe Mode, only the absolute minimum of programmes or applications are allowed to run, so many of the files are no longer protected.
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Posted 22 August 2006 - 09:19 AM

Hackers know about the protection feature jgweed described so they write malware that can insert itself and hide in these protected areas. Thus, safe mode reduces the number of hiding places so you can find and delete the offending files.
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 02:24 AM

oh, but does this work every time though?

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 03:41 PM

are there any exceptions?

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 04:42 PM

Yes there are exceptions and then we have to resort to specialized fix tools created by expert malware fighters.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 12:00 AM

thanks.

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 04:33 AM

Your welcome.
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