Safe Mode – Windows

Safe mode is used for diagnostics in Windows. Safe mode will run with less compenents and programs than in normal operation to make it easier for the user to diagnose and fix a specific issue.

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing specific fake antivirus programs because these applications will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The top three options are the different modes for safe mode. They include:

Safe Mode – This will run safe mode for Windows without internet or command prompt

Safe Mode With Networking – This will run safe mode for Windows with internet and without command prompt. As long as the internet connection is functioning properly, the internet should work in safe mode.

Safe Mode With Command Prompt – This will run safe mode for Windows with command prompt and without internet

Generally, Safe Mode With Networking is recommended since it will allow the user to connect to the internet and update their antivirus software and then use it to remove the specific fake antivirus program. If the internet doesn’t work in safe mode, make sure to check that the internet connection is functioning properly and that the virus hasn’t tampered with the internet browser. Also, attempt to try different internet browsers.

Your feedback is very highly valued by others so please feel free to comment below and provide any feedback or ask questions. If you need help with a specific antivirus program, please feel free to ask questions about it below or search for it in the top right hand corner.

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4 Responses to “Safe Mode – Windows”

Mike January 23rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I can not get my machine to boot into safe mode. I tried the F8 key and from the run Help please

Gulbakoff March 20th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Very good article! Proved to be useful for me.

Kim Gifford May 6th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Thank you for this! Think this worked after all of the other failed fixes I’ve tried. How do I get out of safe mode? I’ve tried F8 and run normally, but there was another few clicks and restart that seems to have kept me in Save mode

clauia gonzalez June 29th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

help, nothing works, I have tried every trick but the personal shield pro still there, help

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