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need to start my computer in safe mode

rhonda pressley
Occasional Visitor

need to start my computer in safe mode

i just bought Spyhunter and it stated I need to start my computer in safe mode and then the spyhunter software. i dont how to start my computer in safe mode.
if anyone could help I would really be thankful.
hugs,
rhonda
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Joseph Loo
Honored Contributor

Re: need to start my computer in safe mode

hi,

refer to this doc on how to start in safe mode in regards to Spyhunter.

http://www.enigmasoftwaregroup.com/support/article.shtml?id=44


regards.
(p.s. don't forget to award points.)
what you do not see does not mean you should not believe
Ron Kinner
Honored Contributor

Re: need to start my computer in safe mode

My condolances on your purchase of spyhunter:

"Note on Enigma SpyHunter: Enigma's SpyHunter anti-spyware application was listed on this page primarily because of the company's history of employing aggressive, deceptive advertising (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). The company was also known for exploiting the name "spybot" in its domain names and online advertising. These objectionable business practices were employed primarily from late-2002 to mid-2004.
Sometime during summer of 2004 the company halted the most obnoxious and objectionable aspects of its online advertising. It also unloaded all the "spybot" domains (which were promptly picked up by Paretologic for its XoftSpy anti-spyware application).

While there are still unresolved allegations that SpyHunter transmits the Windows Product ID from users' PCs (1), we can no longer classify this application as "rogue/suspect." Nonetheless, SpyHunter -- at least in its current state -- cannot be recommended because of its mediocre performance as an anti-spyware scanner. Testing indicates that it does not recognize some well-known spyware installations and has difficulty removing critical spyware/adware files even from those it does recognize (1). Given the many excellent competing anti-spyware applications that are available (some for free), users would do better looking elsewhere for trustworthy anti-spyware protection."

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#sh_note

Ron

Re: need to start my computer in safe mode

You failed to mention what operating system your are running. If it's a Microsoft Product i.e. 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP then to enter 'safe mode' simply start tapping the 'F8' key on your keyboard as soon as you see your first flickers of life on your monitor after a restart. You'll soon see a menu listing of start-up options, one of which being safe mode.
Ken wanderer
Trusted Contributor

Re: need to start my computer in safe mode

Rhonda,
I would load Microsoft Antispyware instead.
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
Also, there are other programs to help but nothing beats a good antivirus program.
In any case the F8 key works for most but some use other keys. List the maker of the system.
There was a report done that a lot of spyware programs did not work well and some even loaded spyware. I do not know the program you mentioned but try the Nicrosoft product and if you want another program try Spybot Search and Destroy.
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html
Work Smarter Not Harder
Eric Peterson_7
Occasional Visitor

Re: need to start my computer in safe mode

There's a whole list of malware cleaners listed at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_20975384.html . My personal favorites are Spybot S&D and AdAware -- both free and both very effective.
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