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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Windows Safemode

There are lots of devices which claim that they can improve the performance of your computer, but only a few of them can really do that. Windows Safemode is one of those applications which does not stand up to its promises and brings utter destruction to your computer. This application is a fake defragmenter tool. It is hails from a family of fake defragmenters which includes WinScan, Windows Diagnostic and others. All of the rogues of this type are really good at imitating the appearance of a genuine defragmenter, but you have to keep in mind that they never do what they promise to. Allow Windows Safemode to stay in your computer and you will definitely be sorry in no time.

Due to the fact that Windows Safemode is distributed along with Trojan infection it is hard to pinpoint the exact moment when this rogue enters your system. You might have it already without even realizing it. To check your computer for any possible contamination, feel free to download the suggested malware scanner.

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Windows Safemode is a fake defragmenter tool and therefore, when it is installed in your computer it performs a fake system scan, “searching” for fragmented files. Sometimes your computer might indeed require a file defragmentation, when you are running low on disc space and your files are being stored in fragments all over your disc drive. This kind of storing slows down your computer performance, but when you receive messages of similar from Windows Safemode you should ignore them no matter what. These messages are fake and they are generated by the rogue with intention to scare you. Don’t pay attention to these and similar notifications you receive from Windows Safemode:

Critical Error
Hard drive critical error. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors. Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.

Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error - Critical Error

Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error

Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.

Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

Windows Safemode will promise you to take care of your system errors if you purchase the license for the full version of the program. Don’t do that, because this program is not capable of defragmenting your hard drive, and your money will be spent for nothing. Instead, you can “activate” Windows Safemode by using this activation key:


This should help you to remove the rogue easier, and you won’t need to worry about your money. Don’t provide Windows Safemode with your credit card information, because that would allow the rogue’s creator access your bank account anytime. Keep your banking information to yourself and acquire a reliable security tool to remove Windows Safemode altogether.

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How to manually remove Windows Safemode

Files associated with Windows Safemode infection:

Windows Safemode.lnk
Uninstall Windows Safemode.lnk
%Programs%\Windows Safemode\Windows Safemode.lnk
%Programs%\Windows Safemode
%Desktop%\Windows Safemode.lnk

Windows Safemode processes to kill:


Remove Windows Safemode registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”

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