Windows 8 Virus Removal

We have provided a separate Windows 8 Virus removal instructions page due to the fact that entering Safe Mode with Networking is a necessity with our virus removal instructions. The new Windows 8 operating system uses a different approach for entering Safe Mode with Networking. We have provided detailed virus removal instructions for Windows 8.

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Windows 8 Virus Removal

If you have a virus on Windows 8 then please use the steps below to remove it. We feel extremely confident that if you follow the removal instructions below you will get rid of any virus infection on your Windows 8 computer.

1 Restart your computer

To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Hold the SHIFT key and Press F8 during computer reboot

Immediately as the computer begins to boot, hold the SHIFT key and then press F8 many times. Holding the SHIFT key and pressing F8 allows you to access the Recovery Screen. If you are unable to enter the Recovery Screen, restart your computer and try again by holding the SHIFT key and pressing F8. Keep trying until you get into the Recovery Screen.

3 Choose See Advanced Repair Options in the Recovery Screen

Once you are in the Recovery Screen select the See Advanced Repair Options.

Windows 8 Recovery Screen See Advanced Repair Options Selection

4 Choose Troubleshoot in the See Advanced Repair Options Screen

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Once you are in the See Advanced Repair Options Screen select the Troubleshoot option.

Windows 8 See Advanced Repair Options Screen Troubleshoot Selection

5 Choose Advanced Options in the Troubleshoot Screen

Once you are in the Troubleshoot Screen select Advanced Options.

Windows 8 Advanced Options Selection

6 Choose Windows Startup Settings in the Advanced Options Screen

Once you are in the Advanced Options Screen select Windows Startup Settings.

Windows 8 Windows Startup Settings Selection

7 Click Restart to enter the Windows Startup Settings

Once you are in the Windows Startup Settings Screen click Restart. Your computer will restart and then enter the Startup Settings screen. Do not press anything while the computer restarts!

Windows 8 Startup Settings Screen click Restart

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8 Press 5 in the Startup Settings Screen

Once you are in the startup settings screen, press the number 5 on your keyboard. This will select the Enable Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 8 Enable Safe Mode with Networking
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9 Open Run Box

Now that you are in Safe Mode with Networking it is time to remove the virus. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

10 Enter removal URL and press enter

After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


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Windows Run Remove Box Diagram

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

11 Run Spyhunter install file

When you see the Spyhunter download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, Spyhunter will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run Spyhunter, click OK. The Spyhunter installation will begin. After fully installing Spyhunter the virus scan will automatically begin.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

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12 Spyhunter will scan your computer

After Spyhunter has scanned your computer and found the virus it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Threats” to remove the virus.

*Please note: If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that Spyhunter found the virus.

13 Fix Threats and register Spyhunter

After you click “Fix Threats” you are going to need to register Spyhunter to remove virus. Please register Spyhunter and the virus will be removed.

Registering Spyhunter offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. Spyhunter will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.

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After you have registered Spyhunter, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus will be completely gone.

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