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Yes I know I have been here for years now but once more I am getting conflicting feedback so: Once I have my antimalware programs downloaded from this site. both installed and updated that is, should I then reboot into safemode to run them or am I being over zellous. Of course on-line stuff is not what I am talking about but I seem to remember quite a lot of programs that interfear with Adaware and Spybot during their running normally, anyway if not outright absolute enlightenment itself, I will settle for something like light in the right direction then please.

Edited by fleamailman, 03 April 2006 - 05:49 PM.

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Safe Mode is just the bare minimum of drivers and processes that Windows needs to boot. We occasionally recommend running those programs in safe mode for diagnostic purposes, especially when we are trying to narrow down a problem to malware, hardware of software conflict. On a healthy machine, routine maintainance programs like Spybot, AdAware and HJT do not need to be run in safe mode, and actually may not be as effective, because some of the areas they scan are "turned off" in Safe Mode.

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