How to Scan your Windows Computer in Safe Mode

Windows XP/Vista/Windows7

  1. Make sure your computer is running in Safe mode.
  2. From the Start menu, select All Programs | McAfee | On-Demand Scan.
  3. All Local Drives should be highlighted. Click Start to begin the scan.
  4. VirusScan will take between 5 minutes and several hours to scan your computer's hard drive(s), depending on how much data is stored on your hard drive(s).
  5. If your computer has AdAware or some other anti-spyware software installed, VirusScan will not scan the file. You'll see the message File not scanned [The file is encrypted.].
  6. Close VirusScan when the scan is complete.
  7. Reboot your computer into regular mode.

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March 3, 2010
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