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News | 10/31/2017

Reimage Repair Virus – How To Remove Reimage Repair Pop-Up Ads

It is a potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) designed to make money by displaying system errors in the Windows operating system.

What is reimage repair?

Originally designed with an aim to fix computer issues, reimage repair has ended up as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Reimage repair is a scareware program created to display system error, which after research have proven to be parts or registry files of some authentic program installed on the user's computer. But, this tool shows a part of a genuine program or temporary files as a severe issue which is supposed to be fixed immediately. And guess what? In the very next step, it would offer you an instant fix. Are they so good to fix your computer just like that? To get your computer fixed, you will have to purchase a license key.

So, should you go for it? No, is the answer as the errors it shows or is going to fix are not really an issue. These errors which you might see in the reimage repair will never hamper the system performance or fixing them will not make any changes or any such improvement, well, because they never really were an issue.

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How does it get installed on the system?

It uses a widespread strategy known as “bundling” to spread. Bundling is a process in which the target application is attached to a freeware program and gets installed with the freeware program. And the other most popular way of spreading such applications is through advertisements pop-ups. Vendors are hired for this purpose they help in creating the sponsored product ads for the developers. These kind of ads are designed using attractive taglines or by offering fake discount coupons so that people are attracted and feel a need download such applications or at least to give it a try. The promotional ads can show up on any web browser but the most common targeted browsers are Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. These ads are activated if you enter a third-party web sites or if you are infected with an adware.

Adware is a malicious program and the chances of getting hit by it is very common. It could strike you system if you don’t have an antivirus or let us say a firewall or in case if your security program is outdated or expired.

Since, now we have reached to an understanding that reimage repair is categorized as a potentially unwanted program, we would recommend you to get rid of it.

Follow the instruction below initially to uninstall Reimage Repair and then create a firewall for your computer all by yourself.

Steps-by-step instructions to remove Reimage Repair:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc simultaneously. This will get you the windows task manager. Here, make sure that you are looking into the application tab and now search for Reimage Repair. If present, then select it and click on End Task.
  2. Now you can close the task manager.
  3. Now, we need to open control panel from the start menu or by holding Windows key + R key at the same time. This would bring up the “RUN” box now in this box you need to type control and hit ok.
  4. Here, in the control panel click on Add/Remove program.
  5. This will show the list of all the installed program.
  6. Right Click on Reimage Repair and uninstall this program.

Now let us look at the steps you need to follow to prevent such programs from installing on your computer without your permission by creating a robust firewall. By doing this, you will never have to worry about the security or the performance of your computer. Let us get started.

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Tips to Prevent Reimage Repair from Infecting Your System:

  1. Enable your popup blocker: Pop-ups and ads in the websites are the most adoptable tactic used by cybercriminals or developers with the core intention to spread malicious programs. So, avoid clicking uncertain sites, software offers, pop-ups etc.
  2. Keep your Windows Updated: To avoid such infections, we recommend that you should always keep your system updated through automatic windows update. By doing this you can keep your device free from virus. According to the survey, outdated/older versions of Windows operating system are an easy target.
  3. Third-party installation: Try to avoid freeware download websites as they usually install bundled of software with any installer or stub file.
  4. Regular Backup: Regular and periodical backup helps you to keep your data safe in case the system is infected by any kind of virus or any other infection. Thus always backup important files regularly on a cloud drive or an external hard drive.
  5. Always have an Anti-Virus: Precaution is better than cure. We recommend that you install an antivirus like  McAfee or a good  Malware Removal Tool like Free Malware RemovalTool
  6. Install a powerful ad- blocker for  ChromeMozilla, and IE.


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