Windows SafeMode software is a fake application that attempts to mislead computer users with fake hard drive error. Windows Safe Mode virus will state that there are several hard disk problems particularly on boot sector. It will advise to install the licensed version of the program that will end up users paying for this unwanted application via their own online payment web site. It will display the following messages to trick its victims:
Scanning for hard drive errors…
Hard drive scan helps detect and resolve hard disk problems and system performance issues. This may take a few minutes, please wait
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.
Obviously, this text will appear even on a problem-free PC its primary intention was to scare victims and make believe that system is having troubles. According to the report, only a paid version of Windows SafeMode will be able to fix those errors. Leave this program alone and begin to download a copy of legitimate anti-malware software stated below. Do a full scan of the computer and let it detect Windows SafeMode as one of the rogue applications currently infecting thousands of computers. We all know that rogue program’s intention is to spread illegally. Obviously it will not provide any positive effects towards the end user.
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Technical Details and Additional Information:
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7[cf]regis[/cf] [cf]files[/cf]
How to Remove Windows SafeMode
Restore Windows Components
If this virus enters your system, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. If you have a saved restore point before Windows SafeMode virus infiltrates the computer, please restore Windows to previous settings.
Windows SafeMode Removal Tool
In order to remove the threat completely, you need to download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This is a free malware removal tool. If Trojan infection blocks the downloading of this program, get it using a clean computer. Rename the executable file before executing on the infected PC.
Use A Portable SuperAntiSpyware:
For complete removal of the virus, carry out a separate scan using different security program. This may catch infected items that evade your previous scan. Download and run SAS Portable Scanner.
Alternative Removal Method for Windows SafeMode
Option 1 : Use Windows System Restore to return Windows to previous state
If Windows SafeMode enters the computer, there is a big chance that Windows files, registry entries and other essential components are also infected. System Restore can reinstate clean system files by restoring the configuration to an earlier date. The method also replaces compromised files with a clean version. If you have a saved restore point before Windows SafeMode infiltrates the PC, we highly encourage you to execute this procedure if none of the above works. You may proceed with Windows System Restore, click here to see the full procedure.
Option 2 : Windows SafeMode manual uninstall guide
IMPORTANT! Manual removal of Windows SafeMode requires technical skills. Deleting system files and registry entries by mistake may result to total disability of Windows system. We advise you to perform a backup of registry before proceeding with this guide.
1. Kill any running process that belongs to Windows SafeMode.
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard.
- When Windows Task Manager appears, look for Windows SafeMode files (refer to Technical Reference) and click End Process.
2. Delete all registry entries that belong to this malware.
- Press [Windows Key]+R on your keyboard.
- In the 'Open' dialog box, type regedit and press Enter. This will open registry editor.
- Find and delete registry entries as mentioned in Technical Reference section below.
- Close registry editor. Changes made will be save automatically.
3. Scan the computer with antivirus program.
- Connect to Internet and open your antivirus software. Please update to obtain the latest database and necessary files.
- Restart the computer in Safe Mode.
- Just before Windows logo begins to load press F8 on your keyboard.
- On Windows Advanced Boot Options, select Safe Mode and press Enter.
4. Delete all files dropped by Windows SafeMode.
- While still in Safe Mode, search and delete malicious files. Please refer to 'Technical Reference'. Make sure that you execute 'End Task' first before deleting the file. Otherwise, the system will not let you perform this action.