Is it ok to run anti-virus in safe mode?

By Will_m
Dec 30, 2008
  1. Hi there, my friends laptop is running very slow and I suspect it has a virus. I'm about to run the 8 step program from the sticky guide but running the AVG takes around 4 hours at the moment. Would it be o.k to run these steps in safe mode as that runs a lot faster.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Yes Safe Mode with Networking (so as to be able to update ;) )
    Also AVG8 is not all that good, try Avira (found in the guide) it's a lot better

    But you need to un-install AVG first
  3. Will_m

    Will_m TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 77

    Much appreciated! I shall let you all know how it goes.


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