Occasionally a computer can become infected with a virus or malware that damages the operating system so badly that simply removing the offending infection will not work. The computer will freeze, crash, and run sluggishly. Often in these cases a complete re-installation of the Windows operating system is required.
Thanks to revolutionary software Reimage, this doesn’t have to be the case. Reimage can repair your Windows operating system so that it runs perfectly again – and it will spare you the painful process of having to reinstall Windows. I have also personally used it to completely fix my video editing computer that came down with a horrible virus that rendered it useless.
So does the Reimage Windows PC repair software work, is it safe, and can it help you out? Read our detailed Reimage review below!
Updates for 2022 – Reimage Review
Although Reimage is still available, it has been reincarnated as Restoro. The same engine from Reimage runs Restoro. It has essentially been rebranded and operates exactly the same way. Check out our Restoro review to view that software. At this time we recommend users switch to Restoro.
Older updates for 2021
In 2021 Reimage continues to be a leader in at-home DIY Windows and PC repair. It has been updated to version 18.104.22.168 and includes a few bug fixes as well as improved functionality to remove viruses and fix issues on all versions of Windows up to Windows 10. It also features an improved algorithm to speed up the repair job itself.
They also have a partnership with Avira AntiVir software for detection and removal of malware and viruses, as well as Coverity to ensure that each update of the software meets with 100% customer satisfaction in use cases.
Reimage has also implemented a 24 hour helpline for those who need technical assistance with the software or their computer. This will be big for people who like seeing 24 hour numbers as trust points.
How It Works – Reimage Review
Reimage is a very cool software program that completely analyzes your computer for viruses, malware, and damaged files. After that analysis, the software will then remove the infection and replace any crucial Windows operating system files that have been damaged by the virus. The program does this by utilizing clean files from an extensive database of over 25,000,000 system files that the company keeps on file. The database is also continuously updated so that you’ll always have the right system files for your computer.
For example, say a crucial registry key has been altered by a virus. Reimage can go in and replace the key with a clean version from its database. Windows should then run smoothly again. That’s a rather simplified explanation, as the Reimage software is quite advanced and complex.
My Experience: How Reimage Saved My Video Editing Project
Not that long ago my video editing computer running Windows was infected with the very nasty W32/SillyFDC-BK worm. (As an aside, I wasn’t running any antivirus software at the time – well, I’ll never make that mistake again!). After installing Norton 360 and running it, I still could not remove the worm.
Norton was able to temporarily remove it, but the worm seemed to restore itself somehow and would come back. After a fresh bootup the computer would come to a screeching halt. Programs would never load, the computer would hang, and even the mouse was moving slowly and jerking around. It was a nightmare, and I had to finish a video project and I couldn’t afford to reinstall Windows.
Turns out, Reimage saved my butt! I installed it on my computer and ran it and it found the infection right away. I removed the virus as well as I could with Norton 360 and then ran Reimage in order to salvage the rest of the damage. The program found a bunch of errors as well, and although the repair process took a few hours once it was done my computer was running normally again.
I will say that the only annoying thing was that the software did instigate Windows to download several “Windows Updates” but that was a minor inconvenience being that it allowed me to finish my editing projects without losing any data.
I personally recommend Reimage without hesitation to people who have had damage to their operating system due to viruses, malware, corrupted system files, and other similar problems.
Interested in trying Reimage? Use these links to either download the software or visit the official website:
The Software In Action – Reimage PC Repair Review
Reimage is a fairly simple software program to use, and anyone that can download and install a program can easily use it to fix their computer. Simply download the software, run it, and allow the program to return your scan results. It will tell you how your computer stacks up to the “average” computer out there, whether you have any damaged files, and whether or not your system has any malware. The interface is relatively clean and easy to read.
Fixing the problems is as simple as clicking a button and letting the software do all the work. It’s about as painless as possible. The only problem you might run into is that the software may take a while to fix the issues depending on the speed of your computer and internet connection.
What It Will And Won’t Fix
Reimage is an amazing software program for what it does. However, it’s important to understand its limitations. Reimage is designed to fix issues with the Windows operating system as well as remove viruses and malware. This means that it can often help with virus and malware issues, continual and repeated crashes and freezes, error messages related to the Windows operating system, and even some driver issues (depending on whether it’s a Windows driver or not).
Reimage will not fix issues with third-party software such as Adobe, Skype, Firefox, and other similar programs. It’s also not an active antivirus prevention program – it can help repair damage left behind by viruses and remove them, but it will not prevent them from getting on your PC in the first place. Reimage will also not help you if your computer issues are related to physical hardware, such as RAM problems or failing hard drives.
Compatible operating systems:
Microsoft Windows XP (32bit), Windows Vista (32bit and 64bit), Windows 7 (32bit and 64 bit), Windows 8 (32bit and 64 bit), Windows 8.1 (32bit and 64 bit), Windows 10 (32bit and 64 bit)
Conclusion – Reimage Review
In my experience, Reimage is an excellent program for repairing damaged Windows installations. It’s easy to use and very effective, and they also have a customer help number in case you get stuck with an issue. I only recommend software that I have already tried and used, and in this case Reimage definitely helped me get my computer back in shape after a complete virus catastrophe. If you’re having problems with your Windows installation I definitely suggest giving Reimage a try!