running AV in safe mode.

I am running Windows7 Ultimate 32 bit in safe mode because my pc has a graphics issue. Is there any simple way to run a virus scan while in safe mode? Internet help is sketchy or they tell you to down load things I am not comfortable with. (When I run Avira it scans only 1 file)

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Why in safe mode..I don't understand...

your reasoning? AV don't work except in safe mode?

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running full virus scan in safe mode

Sorry if my post was unclear- I'm in safe mode, would like to do complete virus scan. Avira scan in SAFE MODE only scans 1 file. I can't run pc in normal mode, therefore need a safe mode virus scan that is a simple, easy to follow process.

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(NT) AVG will do a full scan in Safe Mode. Get the free version.
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AVG scan in safe mode

AVG scan in safe mode may be a great solution for a pc with 100% graphics capability but doesn't work for me since due to graphics issue I have no script when AVG opens.

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Here's the AVG Rescue CD I've used
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Avira Works Fine In Safe Mode Here

Windows 7 computer with the latest free Avira AV installed and it scans running processes, the registry, and all files from Safe Mode. After loading the computer into Safe Mode with a user login that has admin rights, click on the start button, then 'All Programs', then Avira, then "Antivirus", then "Start Avira Antivirus". When that opens, make sure to click on "Extras" in the upper left, choose "Configuration", then make sure the System Scanner is set to scan all files. If you make changes, click on "Apply", then OK, then click on the "View" menu in the upper left corner, choose "Status", then click on the "Scan System" button. It should now scan all files.

If it doesn't, then the computer may be infected and needs an outside intervention tool such as the AVG Rescue disc mentioned by Bob, or the Avira Rescue Disc which performs a similar scan outside of Windows upon boot of the disc.

Hope this helps.


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Avira in safe mode

Grif was spot on with the solution (without your suggestion I would still be foundering in a sea of website, looking for help). My thanks to the entire cnet community.

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Most anti virus do run in safe mode

as some malware or viruses are set to run at startup and are harder to remove. Some AV software have an executable called scan.exe that runs is DOS or safe mode.

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