What benefits do I get for scanning in Safe-Mode?

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ninelives, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. ninelives

    ninelives Registered Member

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    I know that sometimes viruses can be pesky and stop AV from deleting it because its either locked in memory or its a running process.

    Does it increase nod32's detection rate, or just insure that anything can be removed (viruses/malware).
     
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    In Safe Mode, Windows runs on a basic state.
    As most malware does not work in that state, this makes cleaning easier.
     
  3. ninelives

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    Ahh, okay thanks. Im guessing it disables drivers and such, aswell as unnecessary processes from starting because last time I was in Safe mode my Graphics Card's Fan was running on full blast, which also happened when I first built my PC, and I had no Drivers for my card lol.

    I have one more question...

    My mom and I want to buy Smart Security 4, what advantages does it have over Eset Nod32? It costs about 10 dollars more, so what do I get for those 10 dollars?
     
  4. dmaasland

    dmaasland Registered Member

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    A firewall and antispam :)
     
  5. SmackyTheFrog

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    If you have a rootkit active on your system, it most likely won't help you there. It might make removal of more conventional malware/viruses easier, but the detection rates in normal mode vs safe are going to be about the same. Nod32 allows you to make a bootable rescue CD that you can use to scan your harddrive without a potentially compromised OS being loaded in to memory. I would recommend doing that over a safe-mode scan if you think something odd is going on.
     
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