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Old 3rd January 2009   #1
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AVG won't scan "locked files"?

I read on another thread that if I scan in safe mode I can get around this. How do I scan in safe mode? There are several files coming up as locked and not scanned in AVG today.
Could they possibly contain a virus? Like spy software?

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To enter safe mode restart your computer and tap the F8 Key, you should then get a startup menu which offers safe mode as an option.

If this fails then (Assuming you're using XP)

Occasionally BIOS or other ROM menus interfere with the normal startup routine for Windows XP. Also using the safeboot option in MSCONFIG can occasionally result in an endless loop that could require replacing or rebuilding the boot.ini file. The following tool by noahdfear helps circumvent either issue.

If you are having difficulty accessing Safe Mode by tapping F8 during startup then please download and install SafebootCreator. This will add a safemode option to your startup menu and give you 10 seconds to select this if required. Further information is available during the install.

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