Windows Safe Mode Description
The program Windows Safe Mode (as distinguished from the Windows operating system ‘Safe Mode’ boot option) is a rogue anti-virus application that uses false advertising to try to steal money from users who take Windows Safe Mode’s warnings at face value. Scans initiated by Windows Safe Mode will turn up negative results each and every time, and Windows Safe Mode’s presence on any PC causes various inaccurate and panic-inducing error messages to sprout up. In some cases, Windows Safe Mode may also block programs from running; the security risk presented by this rogue security product makes it a sensible decision to delete Windows Safe Mode as soon as you can manage it.
Windows Safe Mode is not the Kind of Safe Mode You Want on Your PC
Unlike a genuine security product, Windows Safe Mode is installed through malicious websites and Trojans. One Trojan-based message used specifically for the installation of Windows Safe Mode can be seen below:
Windows detected a hard disk problem
Windows detected a file index error caused by boot sectors problem. Install recommended software to fix detected error.
Install Windows Safemode software (recommended)
windows Safemode is a professional software toolkit designed to detect identify and fix hard ware memory related problems on a windows based computers.
If you are fooled by this message or other installation methods, Windows Safe Mode will create entries in the Windows Registry that enable Windows Safe Mode to run without your consent as a program linked to the OS startup process.
Windows Safe Mode uses its position as a foremost program on your startup list to threaten you with nonexistent infection alerts and offer scans that show your computer to be supposedly crammed full of malware. Dummy files can be created solely for the purpose of faking infections, or Windows Safe Mode may list legitimate preexisting files as corrupt when they’re actually in perfect health.
Windows Safe Mode – Not Very Safe for Your Computer
If your PC is infected with Windows Safe Mode, the problems don’t end with faulty infection alerts. Windows Safe Mode has been confirmed to block programs, and may prevent you from using Windows tools like the Task Manager or Registry Editor, or security applications like anti-virus scanners. Here are some of the other possible problems you may see:
- Security or browser settings altered without warning, always for the purpose of making your PC less safe to use.
- Strange browser behavior, especially a changed homepage or a browser that redirects itself to unfamiliar sites.
- Processes in memory or files on your desktop or hard drive that don’t correspond to known programs, particularly if they refuse to be remove or return after you get rid of them.
- Slowdown of your system due to mysterious use of system resources like RAM.
If you don’t delete Windows Safe Mode quickly, these problems can grow severely enough to do lasting harm to your PC. Removing Windows Safe Mode is a job that should be assigned to actual anti-malware programs that do the job this rogue security application fakes, to clean every last file and Registry entry out with little chance of error.
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Windows Safe Mode Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Safe Mode? To safely & quickly detect Windows Safe Mode we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Safe Mode What happens if Windows Safe Mode does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Safemode 237 2 Uninstall Windows Safemode.lnk 234 3 Windows Safemode.lnk 231 4 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ Application Data\ vu9C8ENY1q.exe 131 5 %WinDir%\System32\drivers\sst[NUMBERS].sys N/A
Posted: March 8, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
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