computer virus corruption

Dell / 3250
January 4, 2010 at 11:53:57
Specs: Windows XP
when booting up computer what is the f key you hit to go into safe mode. Can I fix virus infection with restore

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January 4, 2010 at 12:22:28
Pressing F8 during the boot process will usually take you in to Safe Mode.

A system restore isn't likely to fix a serious virus as many viruses will corrupt the actual restore files. So they will exist inside the backup that you'd be rolling back to. You should use anti-virus software to get rid of the virus. Once you've done that, you should still be able to use the System Restore if you need to for whatever reason

Malwarebytes is a good tool to use for getting rid of common infections

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