How to Remove a Virus Using Safe Mode in Windows® Vista®
Get to know more about removing visus using safe mode in Windows Vista
Technically safe mode can be defied as diagnostic mode of a computer operating system. Safe mode is a special mode of an Operating System which used for troubleshooting. During safe mode, the computer will work with basic configuration. Display or graphics driver applications which consume much memory etc will not load on Safe mode. A running application is difficult to repair in normal mode. Safe mode is the better option to delete or repair a running application or file in use during normal mode. Any issues related to installation, drivers, applications etc can be fixed using safe mode boot. Safe mode can be accessed by pressing F8 key during system boot.
Here we are going to discuss about the requirement of removing a virus from a safe mode in Windows Vista system and other ways of removing virus:
- Safe mode virus removal
- Safe mode scan
- Other removal methods
Safe mode virus removal
If your Windows failed to boot, or virus infected which cannot be removed at normal mode you can use safe mode to troubleshoot. If you suspect a virus on your computer, reboot your computer and press F8 while booting and choose safe mode from the menu. Then find out the virus file or defective file. You can either repair that or delete it completely from your computer. You should check whether the file the necessary for running any application before deleting that.
Safe mode scan
To run a scan in safe mode, first switch on your computer. During booting keep tapping the F8 key about once per second. From the Windows Advanced Options Menu screen, choose Safe Mode and press ‘Enter’. After that you can Select your current operating system and select the user you would like to login. When your system finishes booting, click the Start button/All Programs and from there you can start your virus program and start scanning. After the virus scan is complete, Delete all detected viruses and restart your computer.
Other virus removal methods are scanning using a better anti virus program, using an updated firewall program and perform scanning in regular intervals. It is better to avoid viruses and security risks than repairing an infected Operating System. If you know the name of the infected virus, there are lots of tools available for removal of such virus. Instructions for removing a virus manually are also available on the Internet. Password protection is also helpful in preventing unauthorized access to a Windows Vista computer.
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