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Old 11-08-2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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When you guys run these programs, do all of you run them in safe mode or just regular mode?

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Old 11-08-2008, 04:25 PM   #2
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I run mine while in Windows. If you ever get snagged with any nasty malware, running in safe mode is the best bet to get rid of them as they don't normally get loaded.

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Old 11-08-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
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Thanks AR. I appreciate it. But cmon guys, I was hoping for more than 1 opinion.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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I run mine while in Windows. If you ever get snagged with any nasty malware, running in safe mode is the best bet to get rid of them as they don't normally get loaded.
Same here
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:14 AM   #5
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day to day...i run it normally in windows.
Now like mentioned above, if i get infected with something nasty, i'll usually run my scans in safemode to make sure they don't get loaded...and that there is no internet so there is no chance of the infection to spread.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:46 PM   #6
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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If you're just doing a maintenance cleaning, I don't think there's much of a need to run your computer in safe mode. I mean, theoretically, it's better in terms of currently-running processes and what not, but ultimately unecessary.

Like the opinions above, run it in safe mode if you know you've some nasty maleware issues.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:46 AM   #8
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I would run in safe mode once a month - I use Avast 4.7 and found the boot scan very useful. Happy Days! Best, Julian
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