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what is iesafemode.exe?

Dell Inspiron 14z laptop computer (intel...
January 21, 2011 at 09:17:49
Specs: Windows XP
How do i remove iesafemode.exe, one of my icons says get antivirus online now. When i click it, it automatically goes to internet explorer emergency mode and wont let mr do anything.

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January 21, 2011 at 16:38:16
I got this too as a result of accidentally downloading AntiVirus8, a scam trojan program. Follow the directions you'll find online for removing AV8, then to remove the installed iesafemode.exe:

(a) Use Windows Explorer, and do a search for iesafemode.exe in all directories and remove any files with this name.
(b) Use the registry editor (carefully) as follows: Search for any occurrences of "iesafemode". For each, if it's a Key, delete it. If it's a Value, simply change it to null, ie select the text and press BackSpace. You'll likely find several occurrences under the Debugger keys of all common browsers.
(c) if you use Firefox, check the file called "all.js" in one of its directories. Use Notepad and check to see if a line has been added to the end - something with "WinNT-A8I". If so, delete this line and save it.
(d) Don't forget to follow the other instructions at and other sites if you have the AntiVirus8 trojan.
Good luck!

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