Safemode and Malwarebytes

How to get into Safemode


Safemode: Is great for troubleshooting many computer issue that may occur when you just install software or hardware.  Safemode will only run very basic drivers on your computer and turns off virtual memory.

This is a great tool for removing all types of viruses, Malware and Ransomware that may plaque your computer.

Types of Safemode

1.       Safemode: Will boot up Windows but will have basic drivers that will load up.

2.       Safemode with networking: This option is the same as of plain Safemode except that you will get network support. This option will be great to remove all types of viruses by downloading the latest Malwarebytes swoftware into your PC.


3.        Safemode with Command Prompt: your Windows desktop will not display but you will get a command Prompt screen where you can enter a command to execute your desktop.



1. The first thing you must do is power down computer, then press the power button on your desktop or laptop

 power button




2. Now when you see the Dell BIOS pops up you need to quickly press F-8  several time before you see Windows XP appear on your monitor screen

(Please See the display keyboard below)

Look for the F-8 Key on your keyboard




If F8 does not work, please look for the function key on at the Manufacturer website


This is the Dell BIOS screen shot (Quickly press F-8 Key)




 dell screen


3. Please Select safe mode (This is without internet connection) or Safe Mode with Networking (This will gave you internet connection) then press the enter key

 select safemode

Please use the arrow keys to move the highlighted cursor up and down and then select safe mode

Safe Mode without networking (You will not be able to connect online)

Safe Mode with networking (You will be able to connect online)

Pick one and press enter

 keyboard arrow



4. When you see this screen and you only have one Operating System install into your computer, press enter.

If you have two Operating Systems or more installed into your computer, please use the arrow keys to select the correct Operating System then press enter.


 select safemode 2






 5. Now your computer will start to load only the important drivers like you see below. (DO NOT BE AFAIRD:This is normal) 


safemode bootup

Safe mode login screen is on its way (Please see below)


 6. Login screen will appear, please press the owner’s account



 safemode login 

When you get to this screen, please select yes

7. System Restore can be run the same as in normal mode. The only difference is an UNDO restore point will not be automatically created.


 click yes for safemode




 8. Now you will see the user’s desktop account appeared with the marking of Safe Mode on the bottom of your screen. (Please see below)


safemode desktop


Now you can run Malwarebytes on safe mode



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