Windows Safemode, yet another Fake Security application that belongs to the infamous family that has given us UltraDefragger, System Defragger, Win HDD etc.
Once infected, Windows Safemode replaces the wallpaper on infected machine with a “fake” Safe mode wallpaper and pops up various warnings to inform the user that the hard disk has a problem and will require installation of the “certified” software.
It then process to run Windows Safe Mode and does not allow the user or other processes from accessing the PC at all.
Windows Safemode also disables Task Manager.
Manually removing Windows Safemode
To manually remove Windows Safemode from your machine, you will need to enter into “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” mode on Windows.
To enter into "Safe Mode with Command Prompt” mode, press F8 when Windows boots up and select “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” when Windows Advanced Options menu appears.
You will see a cmd.exe window after loading into “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”.
Once inside “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”, you can load explorer.exe but not taskmgr.exe as it is being disabled.
Go to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ and delete files with filename made up of random numbers. Eg.C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application\13219.exe
This should disable Windows Safemode.
After the file has been removed, restart your computer normally and perform a full scan with Spyware Doctor to remove any remnant items.
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Thread: Remove Windows Safemode Malware
03-08-2011, 08:30 AM #1
Remove Windows Safemode Malware
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09-20-2011, 07:39 PM #2Junior Member
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Thank you very much for this explanation on how to uninstall this malware. I was so distraught when I discovered this on my machine, even more so when I realized that I had no control over it what so ever. I will now attempt to follow the instructions for removal, and hopefully all goes well. I am considering taking my computer to a professional to have it looked at. I have been having a lot of problems, and I think I lack the expertise to handle this all on my own. I was wondering if anyone ever reads the reviews on Angie's List? How helpful do you think they would be in helping me find a good repair shop? I appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you.
Last edited by Loree; 10-07-2011 at 01:13 AM.