How to start Safe Mode on Windows 8

Windows 8 has been available for more than half a year, so its normal that scammers have modified their viruses to get ability to attack this operating system easily. According to our security experts, such ransomwares as FBI virus, FBI PayPal virus or White Screen virus are now capable to invade Windows 8 without any sign. In addition, we won’t have to wait for ages until rogue anti-spywares and other threats will start infecting machines running this operating system as well. Since it’s still a relatively new system, we have decided to write a tutorial on how you can boot your PC into Safe Mode on Windows 8. This mode is essential when you are blocked by virus and you need to launch anti-spyware or terminate malicious process.

First of all, restart your computer. For that, follow these steps:

  • Go to Windows 8 Start Screen (or virus screen) and press ctrl+alt+del together. Now you will be brought to the blue screen.
  • When you are on it, hold Shift button and click ‘Restart‘ at the same time (ir appears in the bottom right of the screen).

As soon as PC restarts, follow these steps:

  • Go into ‘Advanced Startup options’ menu and click ‘Troubleshoot‘ button → ‘Advanced options‘ button → ‘Startup settings‘. Here, click ‘Restart’ button.
  • After your PC restarts, you will be brought to ‘Startup Settings‘ menu.

Here, users can choose to enable Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Networking or Safe Mode with Command Prompt. For selecting Safe Mode press F4, Safe Mode with Networking – F5, Safe Mode with Command Prompt – F6. After that, Windows will boot into the version that you need.


  1. JJ says:
    July 31st, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    What a pain in the arse! Typical windows way of doing things lately, make it harder to get to where you need to be! Thanks for posting this, I assume if windows will not boot far enough that you will be lead to this screen eventually?

  2. Undefined says:
    April 12th, 2014 at 7:29 am

    […] Hvis din PC er infisert med Polisen Enheten for databrott virus eller annen ransomware fra Ukash gruppe, må du fjerne skadelige filer fra systemet så snart som mulig. Noen ganger brukere kan ikke lansere sine anti-spywares og må oppheve blokkeringen av PC på først. For det, kan du følge disse trinnene: (Merk at hvis du bruker Windows 8, kan du også trenger denne guiden: Hvordan starte sikkermodus i Windows 8) […]

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