Why do you need Safe Mode
Sometimes malware process or service blocks all your attempts to remove virus, trojan, worm by blocking access to Task Manager, Registry Editor, Services and does not allow you to uninstall itself from Control Panel, to remove files and folders, to stop malicious processes. In this cases Safe Mode can help you fight malware.
How to boot in Safe Mode in Windows systems
Routine of booting in Safe Mode is the same for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and latest Windows 8 8.1) systems. Here is how you do it:
- Start your PC (go to restart if you are in Windows)
- Start pressing F8 button on the very beginning
- In Advanced Boot Options menu choose Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking
- Wait until Windows boots to desktop view
How to use Safe Mode
Basically, using Safe Mode is not very different, than using Normal Mode. The only difference that you won’t have internet connection (in Safe Mode with Networking you will have it). It will not load third-party services and processes. Your antiviruses will not work. And the main fact is that nothing will prevent you from removing malware files and folders, uninstalling unwanted programs from Control Panel. Learn how to use it and you will have powerful tool in your arsenal for fighting malware.