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Hello. I just joined your forum a few minutes ago, and this is my first post.

I'm trying the trial version now,and so far am happy (in other words, will purchase after trial expires, so far).

My suggestion is that you stop offering the BootSafe tool, or at least be sure to clearly explain the possible dangers of it.

Surely you are well aware of what can happen if an inexperienced user tries to use it on a PC that has had its safe mode disabled by malware (or disabled any other way, for that matter).

I have deleted the shortcut to BootSafe in my start menu, to help avoid any good-intentioned "accidents" by another family member.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Hello. I just joined your forum a few minutes ago, and this is my first post.

I'm trying the trial version now,and so far am happy (in other words, will purchase after trial expires, so far).

My suggestion is that you stop offering the BootSafe tool, or at least be sure to clearly explain the possible dangers of it.

Surely you are well aware of what can happen if an inexperienced user tries to use it on a PC that has had its safe mode disabled by malware (or disabled any other way, for that matter).

I have deleted the shortcut to BootSafe in my start menu, to help avoid any good-intentioned "accidents" by another family member.

Thank you for your consideration.

There are no dangers, you simply run Bootsafe again and select "Normal Mode" and reboot. We are updating the product to explain that.

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@Nic

I love everything about SAS , except this .

Back when I was still learning I forced safemode on a system (with msconfig) and because the safeboot keyset was damaged I lost control of the system and needed to use a second system to undo the automatic safemode boot .

I know of at least 3 infections that break safeboot .

One removes the first safeboot service .

One removes the whole safeboot key set .

One renames the minimal and networking keys .

If I were to force safeboot on any of them I would not be able to undo safeboot because a BSOD is as far as I would ever get .

Safeboot needs at least a warning and preemptive safemode check/fix .

EDIT :

BTW TeMerk and Blender are two of the best when it comes to malware removal and prevention . I know both of them and have great trust and respect for their opinions .

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May I be perfectly frank with NO intention of offending? I am still quite interested in SAS, but I can't help but wonder...

Compared to my wife, I am quite experienced with computers. Compared to many of those who post on forums like these, I am quite a novice.

I certainly don't expect (or deserve) any kind of apology. But if the SAS company is going to give me false information, I can't stop being concerned as to what else with this program, that I know nothing about, could render my PC "toast". "There are no dangers..." is simply not true. And if I am wrong, and it is true, I strongly request an explanation. Try to have an open mind; you can't blame me for my concerns.

Again, I am still strongly considering SAS; but unless and until this thread is resolved, I very well may continue my current subscription to SpySweeper.

And also again: Thank you kindly for your consideration.

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May I be perfectly frank with NO intention of offending? I am still quite interested in SAS, but I can't help but wonder...

Compared to my wife, I am quite experienced with computers. Compared to many of those who post on forums like these, I am quite a novice.

I certainly don't expect (or deserve) any kind of apology. But if the SAS company is going to give me false information, I can't stop being concerned as to what else with this program, that I know nothing about, could render my PC "toast". "There are no dangers..." is simply not true. And if I am wrong, and it is true, I strongly request an explanation. Try to have an open mind; you can't blame me for my concerns.

Again, I am still strongly considering SAS; but unless and until this thread is resolved, I very well may continue my current subscription to SpySweeper.

And also again: Thank you kindly for your consideration.

We are not giving you "false" information - there is always a downside in theory to anything - we have millions of users using SUPERAntiSpyware and BootSafe - it does not "toast" your PC. There are dangers in any type of infection, and removing them - the infection if not properly removed by SUPERAntiSpyware, McAfee, Norton, SpySweeper, Spyware Doctor, Ad-Aware, etc, etc, etc, can destroy your computer - there is no guarantee in the infection game - that is the bottom line. Anyone telling you anything else IS providing you false information.

If you don't want to worry about the dangers of fixing an infection - then use safe surfing practices and stay away from pornography and illegal software sites - that is where 99.99% of the spyware/malware that can harm your computer comes from.

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That is an honest, to-the-point, and satisfying answer. I thank you very much for it, Mr. Skrepetos.

I am nearly 100% certain that your company can expect a subscription order from me very shortly.

As always, thank you for your time.

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@Nic

Is either (or both) a possibility here as an addition .

1. Safemode keyset check/fix built into the safeboot tool .

2. Safemode with the ?? (up to you) second option to select regular mode .

I see no reason not to compromise on this one . I understand that it is highly unlikely to cause a problem as is but the chance would become 0% with my suggestions in place . As far as I am concerned this is in the same category as a FP and we all know how well SAS guards against those .

I recommend SAS all the time to users but never the safeboot option . If it were to become "safe/safer" then I would .

You don't have to be wrong to have things that could be improved .

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