Reimage Review – 2022 Update

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 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:

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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.

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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!

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Reimage is an amazing software program that can help repair damaged Windows installations without losing data. If you're having problems with your Windows installation I definitely suggest giving Reimage 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 a few questions before I consider buying the program . 1) does the program have to be renewed and paid for every now and then? 2) If it is a one time purchase, is the program updated periodically; 3) would the updates need to be paid for again? Is there a warranty and for how long? 4) I have the “ redirect virus”, will the program get rid of the virus permanently?

  2. It looks that Re-Image looks like an excellent program. My problem with it is that it loads pretty too often to my liking, almost everyday and especially when it concludes that nothing bad was found. Is there something that I do wrong with the program or can I correct this as it`s annoying as I have to wait for the program to do it`s complete job and I can`t use my computer before eerything is ended? Thanks, long to view your reply.


    1. Hi there – yes you can disable the software from loading on startup/boot. If you have Windows 10 simply type “startup” into the search bar and click on the Startup Apps application – you can then deselect it from the list.

  3. I came across this site by accident and decided to give them a try. What a difference it has made, my laptop now runs fast and smooth, a pleasure to use where it had been so frustrating for so long. Thank you to the Re-image team for all your help.

  4. I have used Reimage and it seems to have sorted out a lot of problems I was having with my laptop. However, there are a lot of very negative reviews online saying that the software is everything from a scam to it actually puts viruses and trojans etc. onto your computer. Others saying that attempts to hack into their PayPal account have been made on more than one occasion since using the software. Surely the software can’t be really good and really bad at the same time can it? Maybe it is a very clever scam i.e. it does repair your computer but at the same time is downloading malware which at some point in the future, maybe many months from now will hack into your online bank accounts and steal your money. What do you think Bill? Is such a thing possible?

    1. Hello Mark, no I do not believe at all that Reimage would do this.

      I do know there were some unscrupulous advertisers promoting Reimage in poor ways, which they recently tried to clean up. AKA, affiliates were lying about the software in order to get commissions. I was notified by Reimage about this, and since I only write reviews I am obviously in the clear. Make no mistake, I used this software myself and it saved my butt during a project.

      1. Hello,
        I’ve seen the same bad reviews on BBB and many warnings. Of course I saw these after I purchased it but now I’m nervous to try it out. I called customer service and they are offering to remote into my computer, that makes me nervous with all bad reviews being a scam. I have a surface pro 4 that gets sluggish wifi
        I’ve changed internet, modem and router……still sluggish on computer. Would this help?

  5. I would like to recommend Reimage Repair as I’ve had terrible problems with my computer and you just can’t imagine how helpful they’ve been. I haven’t even had it totally worked on yet and they’ve already fixed some things that have been bothering me for months. Their customer service is incredible and I simply can’t say enough about how helpful and nice they’ve been to me. I used to use Microsoft and would never know what kind of help I was going to get but so far, I have applications starting to work that haven’t worked since I don’t know how long. I recommend Reimage Repair highly.

  6. I ran into a problem with my computer and a program that I use EVERY day for business that wouldn’t open. I called Reimage and though it was expensive, they were able to clean up my computer remotely and within hours I was back up and running. This was so simple. I didn’t have to lug my computer to Best Buy, leave it for a week or more, and be out of business for that amount of time. I highly recommend Reimage.

  7. Thank you for your recommendation. I just had a pesky message window that would appear after a restart stating my HP Accelerameter(?) could not be loaded. They found a ton of Trojan and Malware issues and was able to remove them within a couple of hours. Very reasonably priced compared to, say The Geek Squad. They were very informative and professional and spent as much time with me as needed. They also downloaded the updated version forWindows 10 that fixed my original issue. I strongly recommend Reimage as well!

  8. My PC seems like new after Trojan repair. It is now running at 5 times the speed, not crashing. I had to leave a comment as i am happy with the results after spending heaps before with various shops who never fixed the problem. My advice is seek people who know what they are doing and do it on a regular bases,,, Thanks reimage.

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