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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:19 PM

I have been to many sites that recommends running anti-virus,anti-malware and defrag ect. in safe mode. Why? What do these things do in safe mode that can't get done in normal mode?
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 10:25 PM

Very simple answer will be probably, those malware won't be running in safe mode. Thus, it's the best place to get ride of them more easier than in normal mode.

Edited by Nikas, 28 May 2007 - 10:26 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:17 AM

Running these in Safe Mode is recommended because:
1. It is generally faster, since only the essential operating system files are used in Safe Mode. There are fewer things taking up resources or causing interruptions.
2. Malware likes to hide itself in files that Windows protects when it is running them in normal circumstances. There are consequently fewer places to hide in Safe Mode.
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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:35 PM

Thank you igweed

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:54 PM

I did run my anti virus and anti malware in safe mode and it did what you folks said it would. It found 2 serious objects that it didn't find in normal mode. Thank you for your help.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 12:29 AM

Glad to hear that. Remember to keep your computer safe to use!




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