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Running AVG in Safe Mode

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It is possible to run AVG scan in a safe mode, however the functionality is limited to command line scan only. To run the scan, you can proceed as follows:

  1. Restart the computer into Safe Mode, as described at:
    Windows XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222
    Windows Vista and Windows 7:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/f9c50a72-04ec-4088-9fd4-a4f979eef5a71033.mspx
  2. In the Safe Mode, you can run AVG by double-clicking its icon on the desktop.
  3. The Command Line Composer will be displayed and you can change the scan settings according to your individual needs.
  4. All detected infections will be healed or moved to AVG Virus Vault automatically.


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