Windows SafeMode

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

8 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    Hi this was not helpfull as this virus does not give you access to anything to be able to run any programs
    no desktop
    start menu
    task manager etc

    please be more specific

  2. Richard says:

    Totally agree with the comments of Gary, this is not helpful at all, if we could get into the computer in anyway shape or form we could probably find the offending files and remove the malware etc.

    As it is we end up in supposed safe mode with this thing running and have no access at all to the software, starting in any safe mode or any other way results in the same screen.

    So could someone please come up with a solution which actually helps solve this problem.

  3. Tom says:

    This virus doesn’t give you access to the tools needed to remove it as it locks you out of your system. The quickest and most viable way to fix your pc is to insert your OS disc and restore to an earlier point.Now you can access your pc! (Make sure you change boot order to disk drive on bios before doing this) then install antivirus software and scan throughally. If this method doesnt work then a full system restore is the only sure way to get rid of it, you lose all docs and programms but your pc is clean and yours again! you can backup all docs by doing stage 1 first. Best of luck

  4. Jeremy says:

    We recently had this virus on a computer that came into our office. What we did was connect the hard drive to another computer using a USB adapter and run virus scans on it there. SuperAntispyware was the virus scanner that located and removed the “Windows SafeMode” virus.

    Be aware that even after running scans with different virus scanners, the user profile that had been infected will have a background wallpaper that says “Safe mode” in the corners. Also, options for changing the wallpaper are all grayed out.

    What we did was to rename that user profile and allow Windows XP to create a new one. (Be careful here if you have Vista or 7: they store settings for the user profiles in the registry. If you have Windows Vista or 7, it may be best to create a new user account and copy over any data to the new user profile.)

  5. Rune says:

    Just boot up in safe mode by pressing F8 repeatedly when the PC is starting up.
    That will give you access to you PC with full internet access so you can install whatever you want.

  6. The Guy! says:

    This is to help you guys… to get into WINDOWS.

    boot windows, log on… you will get the safemode blah..blah..blah..

    do not cancel or exit out those windows… just leave it alone…

    –This is for XP users—

    1) Press and HOLD the “Windows logo Key” by the alt and ctrl key by the space bar and then press “U”… this will bring up Utility manager…
    2) click help / goto Options tab, than internet options
    3) Under Temporary Internet files, click settings
    4) Click “View Files…” this will open up your windows explorer
    5) goto C:\WINDOWS and then run explorer.exe

    Now you can get back into your windows…

    now do your malware removing blah..blah..blah…

    –For Windows 7–

    1) same as above
    2) same as above “help” is not listed but in a small circle top right
    3) click control panel
    4) explorer should be there.. click on the drop down menu and goto c:\
    5) same as above.

  7. The Guy! says:

    Forgot… Vista is the same step as 7….

    If you guys need anything else shoot me a email

    snapcracklepop s@ yahoo.com

    later.. and have FUN with MALWARE!

  8. kevin says:

    People know who and where these people are? And do nothing about it? Get a pair and do the right thing. Probably hiding in another country.

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