Reimage Repair uses strong marketing campaigns to promote itself
Reimage (commonly known as Reimage Repair) is a computer repair software that can diagnose problems on your computer and fix them immediately. It can remove spyware and malware and reverse the damage done to your Windows system files using files from its database.
To put it simply, Reimage covers three main areas – hardware, security and stability to keep your computer at its peak performance. While it isn’t a computer protection tool, it provides a great cleanup and optimization service and can work as an excellent addition next to traditional antivirus software.
Reimage offers software for Windows computer users, although it provides solutions for Mac and mobile users as well. Please see overviews of these versions below.
Reimage for Windows typically costs $69.95; however, you can find offers and get a license for one computer for $37.95 per year. If you are not satisfied with the product, you can apply for a refund within 60 days from your purchase date.
Scanning and repairing explained (Windows)
Once you set the software to diagnose issues on your operating system, sit back and relax. Reimage will firstly check hardware-related issues. This part of the scan is meant to identify problems such as low memory, insufficient hard disk speed, and also troubles with CPU power and temperature. These can be the issues causing your computer run slowly or not respond to your requests properly or rapidly enough.
Once the hardware scan is done, the anti-spyware software will check computer’s security. It will find and eliminate all traces of malware and spyware, including, but not limited to, adware, Trojans, ransomware, rootkits, worms, unwanted system tools, worms, and other illegal or simply dishonest software.
As soon as Reimage wipes out all malware & spyware off the system, it then focuses on computer’s stability issues. It detects programs and apps that crash most frequently, finds out why your computer repeatedly reboots at random times, finds a solution to system crash errors resulting in Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), PC freezes and other issues.
Reimage Repair 2018 checks various areas in your computer to determine the cause of a specific problem, be it a corrupted Windows Registry key, damaged DLL, missing file or another problem. It can also fix wrongly installed software for you. All in all, you won’t have to deal with issues related to system errors because Reimage will find the right fix for you.
Finally, Reimage offers operating system recovery feature, which allows replacing critical Windows system files with new ones so that the computer could be restarted correctly. The software also changes modified system settings and registry values to default ones, this way reverting damage done by malicious programs or hackers. What is even better is that you can restore your system to the pre-repair condition if you do not like the results.
Reimage for Mac
Unfortunately, Reimage Mac does not have that much to offer if compared to the Windows version. It functions as a traditional Mac OS optimization tool, which is easy to install and use. For Mac OS X users, it suggests two main features:
Quick junk cleanup feature. Reimage for Mac can remove browser history, browser/app/download cache and free up some space on your Mac. It won’t deliver you loads of free space, but it will undoubtedly result in better system’s stability and performance.
Monitor your hardware and storage easily. Reimage allows you to see how is your Mac storage being used and what can you do to improve its performance. You will also get easy access to your Mac’s hardware specifications.
Reimage for Android
Reimage Cleaner is an application available at Google Play store. Just like the version for Mac, this one offers optimization and cleanup services rather than full device repair option. It works with all Android devices starting from Android 2.3 OS.
It will clear your browser’s history, cache and also calls & messages’ history in a few clicks and easily get rid of unwanted app data from the device’s internal memory and also SIM card. You can enable weekly cache cleaning if you wish. What is more, you can get easy access to your device’s memory stats. This way, you can know how much space can be freed at that particular moment.
Installation, compatibility, and use
Reimage PC Repair for Windows users is compatible with XP (32-bit) versions with XP Service Packs; Vista (32 and 64-bit) Home Basic/Premium, Business or Ultimate editions; 7 (32 and 64-bit) Starter/Home Premium/ Ultimate/ Home Basic / Pro/ Enterprise editions; 8 (32 and 64-bit) versions including Windows 8 Pro. Unfortunately, at the moment Reimage does not provide a version for Windows 10.
On top of that, your computer must meet the following requirements in order to function correctly. It needs to have 1 GHz 32-bit(x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor (Single-core or Multi-core), 512 MB of system memory and 40 GB hard drive with at least 15 GB of free space. Just like any other computer maintenance software, it requires Internet access.
Install Reimage properly
- First of all, download the installer. It should be called ReimageRepair.exe. Make sure you download it from a reputable source – not some shady torrent site! The official developer’s website is known as ReimagePlus.com.
- Activate the installer by clicking its name on the bottom of your browser’s window. Alternatively, you can double-click the right file in your Downloads folder. Follow instructions on your screen to install the program on your computer.
- After completing the installation, Reimage PC Repair will start its first system scan instantly. Sit back and be patient – it should deliver results shortly.
The software is useful, but it promotes itself too aggressively
To sum up, Reimage can be a great deal if you’re looking for some basic computer cleanup. However, Geek’s Advice experts believe that there are certainly more reliable and cheaper security applications on the market. In addition, some people think negatively of the Reimage Repair software as its developers use quite annoying promotion campaigns. You may have seen some pop-up windows promoting it while browsing the Internet.
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