What Is Reimage Repair? Does It Work? Is It Safe?

A Reimage Review By Someone Who Used It

Q: What Is Reimage Repair?

A:  Reimage Repair is a repair utility that can help fix the Windows operating system from damages caused by viruses and malware without the user having to reinstall Windows.

I‘m often asked the same question by readers in the comments section and over email: What Is Reimage Repair? Does Reimage PC Repair work?  And is it safe?  And I have to admit it’s a great question – it’s very important to do a bit of research before shelling out money for a computer program.  There are many programs out there that are useless and don’t do their jobs very well.  However I can say without a doubt that Reimage is an excellent program that actually does its job amazingly well.

Of course, your success will depend on what type of problem you’re having with your computer.  However if your issues fall within the parameters of what Reimage can fix, you will be saved a lot of time and potentially prevent data loss.

My Personal Experience With Reimage Repair

First things first:  how do I know this?  To answer the question in the most simple way possible: I have used Reimage myself to fix a major computer catastrophe that could have cost me a lot of data as well as time.  As I wrote in my Reimage review on this website, my video editing computer was attacked by the W32/SillyFDC-BK worm which rendered the PC useless, even with Norton 360 attempting to get rid of it; it would just reappear over and over again.

The worst part is that I was in the middle of editing a video project and was at a loss of what to do.  It would have been a very long and tedious process to move my data to a hard drive and reinstall Windows.  I simply didn’t have enough time to do that before I had to have the video project done.

I tried Reimage as a last resort to see if it would help.  Although the process took a few hours, Reimage was able to restore my computer to working order.  I was able to finish my video project without a hitch.

The only problems with Reimage that I could see were that it seemed to cause Windows Updates to run quite a bit when I would turn off my computer.  Eventually this stopped.  I can only think it was because it replaced certain files in Windows.  Also, the Reimage restore may not be as clean and fast as a brand new installation of Windows, but that would be asking a lot from the software.  Sure, nothing beats a clean install of Windows, but some people simply do not have that luxury.

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Interested in trying Reimage?  Use these links to either download the software or visit the official website:

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Updates for 2020

Reimage continues to improve its software and has updated to version, bringing with it improved algorithms to speed up repair jobs as well as a few bug fixes.  Improvements to its stability as well as improved malware detection and removal was added late last year as well.

Reimage is partnered with Avira AntiVir software for up to date virus definitions in case your computer was damaged by a virus or malware program.

We have received a few comments that Reimage was being “flagged” by antivirus/antimalware programs Malwarebytes and Eset.  We strongly disagree with this as Reimage is absolutely not malware or scareware/scamware.  I personally wouldn’t recommend this software if it hadn’t worked for me–however you have to use it for what it was made for: fixing damaged Windows installations.  So, if you’re the victim of a virus that has sent your computer into a tailspin, Reimage might be the solution for you.

What Reimage Can and Can’t Help With – Reimage PC Repair

It’s important to know whether or not the problem that you’re having with your computer is something that Reimage can actually fix.

Reimage won’t fix issues with third party software such as Photoshop or Firefox (although if the reason the third party software won’t run properly is an underlying Windows issue, it may fix it).  Reimage also won’t fix physical problems with your computer such as a broken sound card or a monitor issue.  Reimage is also not an antivirus protection software – you still need to get that separately.

However, Reimage CAN help you with Windows errors, the damage a virus or malware does to Windows, and mysterious problems with Windows such as crashes, freezes, blue screens of death, and more.

What Reimage Can Help With:

  • Chronic Windows errors
  • Damage after a virus or malware infection
  • Mystery problems such as repeated crashes and freezes
  • File corruption problems such as with DLLs
  • Repeated BSODs (Blue Screens Of Death)

What Reimage Cannot Help With:

  • Third party software problems such as problems with Adobe or Firefox (however, if the reason the software won’t run is with a Windows error, then Reimage may help)
  • Physical problems such as a broken keyboard or mouse
  • Will not block viruses or malware


Overall I believe that Reimage repair is a genius software program that has the ability to save you from some pretty dire Windows problems.  You can download the software for free and run a diagnosis to see if Reimage can detect any problems.  You only have to buy the software if you want it to run the fixes.  If you’re having problems with your Windows computer and you’re at your wit’s end, give Reimage repair a try!

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Bill Gordon

Bill Gordon has been writing on tech and malware subjects for 6 years and has been working in the internet and tech industry for over 15 years. He currently lives in Southern California.

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  1. I have used Reimage repair many times on my WindowsXP SP3 machine and it has been very satisfactory in repairing the problems. The only problem I have had is that every time I lose my internet connection and have to go into device manager and uninstall and reinstall the network adapter(Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet 10/100 Base-T controller) to get it back. This is no problem now that I know how to do it, but the first time, It was very disconcerting as I worked with the Local Area Connection icon in the taskbar notification area that I had used many times in the past for different connection problems.
    I probably should have asked for help initially but prefer to try and fix things for myself as I remember it better doing it that way. Is this normal for this to happen and can I do anything to rectify the problem?

  2. Very unhappy with this company. Apparently the enrolment process is either buggy, or very touchy, and even an inquiry can per perceived a as an e purchase. In march of this year – 2019 – I looked at the software infor, and shortly afterwards decided to purchase it. Not long after this, my computer went down with the win 10 circle re-install problem which snared a lot of folks, and for me, as with many others, it required a store re-install of windows 10 which wiped out most of my apps – including the Re-image app.

    Having been away on a cruise, and then trying to re-install everything I had lost I finally realized I apparently had no Re-Image anywhere on my computer, and contacted them to discuss the issue. In their reply I learn that there are actually two charges on my statement, so I go to online chat. In the conversation that followed, I’m initially told they will do everything they can to satisfy me on the problem, but that apparently the can do nothing because three months have passed… Then I’m told that it isn’t actually a double billing, but that when I enrolled I actually signed up for an automatic renewal (not to my knowledge, however…) and that because of this that fee showed up on my Credit Card, in other words, they billed me in advance – a year in advance, as soon as whatever little check box was for auto renewal was not emptied by me! This is not a good business practice, and means that they’ve already not only assumed you would not change your mind, but that you could not change your mind once three months is past. Of course, if you’re not aware that that little check box – wherever it is – has been checked, you’re SOL my friend.

    Fortunately, they have now said – and I have it in writing – that they will cancel the account at the end of the purchased year, I.E. March 2020. although initially saying they couldn’t. (or wouldn’t) So just be warned, make sure you double check what you’ve signed up for,, and I would suggest if you’re just thinking about it now, double check to make sure you DONT leave a check mark in the auto-renew box, wherever it is! You have no idea whether you will be satisfied a year from now, and as some users have indicated, you can wind up being unhappy with the purchase, and you would still find yourself charged for another year. How to avoid these auto-renewal tricks is one of the more concerning issues in app purchases today, and you can find yourself being billed year after year after year, for a product that you might even have stopped using, and had no awareness that you’re still paying for by automatic CC deductions, every month, every quarter, or – as in my case – each year.

    I’m thankful I have sorted it out – I think – on this one, but sad to see that a company which could easily have turned round and said, “you know what, we’ll refund your CC for the half year you lost, or we’ll extend the coverage for an additional six months to compensate you for the trouble.” Even ‘tho technically it’s not their fault, the issue of immediately billing the Auto-renewal is a bad practice, simply because they can’t be bothered to track renewal dates another way, and they missed an opportunity to go above and beyond. So BEWARE, and BE WARNED, and stay away from auto renewals, unless you have the gift of foreseeing the future!

    1. Yes, it’s not just Reimage but many other companies that seem to have the autorenewal box checked, or even try to bill you for a year upfront now unless you change the option. I do not like this, but unfortunately it’s just the way that a LOT of companies choose to do business. Just read EVERYTHING on the order page. Sorry you had a problem but glad it was resolved.

  3. My new HP laptop has been running more slowly than I would have expected for a new laptop. And then, after a Windows 10 update of sorts (incomplete?), the Chrome browser would no longer open. Oh yes, and with the last Windows 10 update, no sound — audio isn’t working. That’s still an issue, but my laptop seems to have a faster response time AND I’ve got Chrome back up. :~))

  4. Can Reimage help my printer will not work and I was told that the microsoft was disabled.

    1. Hi Cynthia, in general when a device stops working then Reimage probably won’t help – you might need to update your drivers or re-install the printer. Unless you had a recent virus that caused the printer to stop working I don’t think Reimage will help in this case.

  5. I had a system that picked up a bug or something and it was crashing all around me. My antivirus software was saying the was no problem and I was up to date. I do not like my files getting renamed and moved around. Reimige was one of the many downloads I performed between crashes. I ran it and it at it kicked the snot out of the polymorph, fixed my files, washed my dishes and tidied up on the way out. I bought it and i will do it again. i run it whenever something weird is happening….with the computer that is. Great tool.

  6. Hello. My computer lenovo y700 touch it has a problem with 100% disk usage and working very slow. I installed reimage and checked my computer twice. It did’nt work still have this problem. How can i solve this if possible i want to take my money back.

  7. The program is undoubtedly super! Fixed my PC problems in one go. However, there were few files which were corrupt and then I ran SFC on my system. Few important pictures also got repaired by a JPEG Repair Tool from Stellar Phoenix.

  8. I got an error code that caused some features to disappear on my computer. I downloaded and bought Reimage and after an hour, the computer was working again. A superb program!

  9. I have a small Dell Inspirion laptop. Today I get on here to do some research and had my phone linked to do some file switching and editing. I get a popup for Windows updates, so go see how many and it showed 35 updates available. By the way, I havent had this out of the bag in a long time. Ok, I pressed download and let it run in background. When I finished my project, I checked on the update status. It hadint done anything at all. Turns out the last successful updates were done 09/15. I attempted a system restore to see if I could get Windows Update working and it went crazy with display errors etc. I dont recall how I got here, but turns out it had to be fate or good programming. Usually very hesitant about these sites that popup but this one seemed to be what I needed. I ran it and had over 400 errors, 1 malicious worm, and other clutter. It ran about an hour or so, rebooted and it’s like factory new. Hats off to a job very well done!!!

  10. I am getting the Task Host prevents shutdown message on a Dell laptop with newly-installed Windows 10. One website recommends running Reimage Plus to see if there are any corrupt files. But I literally just upgraded to W10 from W8.1. If I want to do the free scan will they sell my information to third parties? Thanks!

  11. I had my computer slowly going “Down” I logged on and it started to work on my HP280 2Gi& like you have never seen before. It took just over an hour but I am back with a happy computer again

  12. My experience was different. My PC was afflicted with loss of explorer.exe and so inability to access drives, libraries etc , in fact a catastrophe.
    I got frustrated trying to sort this out and tried Reimage. It did all sorts of stuff for an hour but did not detect this problem.
    Later I found a solution on Youtube.
    I contacted them during this and to their credit they were ready to continue via email advice, and after I sorted it on my own agreed to an immediate refund, so – nothing lost.

  13. File corruption problems such as with DLLs
    Repeated BSODs (Blue Screens Of Death)
    Chronic Windows errors
    Missing files to boot windows etc.
    I think THIS is the software I badly need right now.
    But I can only scan it for free and can’t activate it yet…
    I’ll just try and to reinstalling windows 10.. sadly I will lost all my files and pictures.
    Someday I will be able to get a working one.
    Thank you for the review.

  14. Must be Magic.
    I am a dedicated Windows XP user and Outlook Express.
    I thought my ancient world travelled HP laptop had finally died before me.
    But no.
    Reimage revived my old friend within 90 minutes.

  15. I agree with every word. I was wary of ReImage at first because it showed up with three warnings in Process Explorer.nHowever, it has saved my life this week when something called PerfectComputer snuck in uninvited and found an impossible 156 “serious errors” in Windows7 OS. Spyhunter 4 got rid of it but it left cookies and so came back acouple of times – but not in the week since I ran reImage – which took 14hrs overnight to complete!

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