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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.
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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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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