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Remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage)

This article will help you remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) completely. Follow the removal instructions given at the end of the article.

Windows PC Repair (Reimage) is a message that appears in all kinds of advertisements. The ads are usually full-page ones, and promoting the tool, ReImage Plus, which is reported to be a rogue application and associated with many browser hijackers and ad-injectors. The creators of the tool claim for it to be legitimate and that it will clean your PC, but if you have it installed, it’s most likely because of adware and malware pushed by Reimage itself. Many users have reported to not install the suspicious tool pushed from pages saying “Windows PC Repair” because it could infest your system with more ads and malicious programs.

Threat Summary

NameWindows PC Repair (Reimage)
TypeAdware, PUP, Rogue Application
Short DescriptionWindows PC Repair” is a message that shows while you browse the Web. That message is related to various ad networks, browser hijackers and reportedly, rogue applications like Reimage Plus.
SymptomsThe ”Windows PC Repair” message is spawned from an adware, browser hijackers and a rogue app, called Reimage. You will see advertisements all over your browsers, like pop-ups, message boxes, in-text links and others, while they usually cover the whole page.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages, Ad-injectors
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Windows PC Repair (Reimage) – Delivery

The Windows PC Repair message, adware and respectively its rogue applications such as Reimage might get delivered in a couple of ways. One of the ways includes third-party installations. Without your awareness, the adware could be placed on your computer with those third-party bundle setups with freeware applications. Setups could be set by default to add extra content along with the main software for installation. To avoid unwanted components from installing is doable if you find a Custom or an Advanced options menu.

As seen in the above picture, there are multiple advertisements circulating the Internet regarding the Windows PC Repair tool. The ad detects details about your operating system and puts that data inside the advert (in the case above Windows 8.1). The owners of Windows PC Repair (Reimage) use advertisements distributed online with browser hijackers and ad-injectors. Ads like banners, pop-up and pop-under ones are all used as a way to deliver the malware to your computer. Visiting suspicious websites and triggering redirects is another delivery method used by the related adware and rogue app. Your browsers can get infested with ads, redirects, full-page banners, while being generated from your PC system.

Windows PC Repair (Reimage) – Details

Windows PC Repair is a message that is in most cases related with the rogue application Reimage Plus. Below you can see two different examples of a full-page advertisement of an infected Windows 8.1 computer (one of them is a redirect that locks your page):

A heap of advertisements and redirects of that sort could appear. That is due to ad-injectors and adware software that is pushed by ad networks. These ad networks put ads inside browser hijackers (such as the PlusNetwork Browser Hijacker) and websites, and alter advertisements as well. The end result is you seeing a landing page or being redirected to a full-page banner that pushes a suspicious program. In most cases this is a rogue program. By clicking on any of the buttons shown in the above images, the following download instructions will pop-up:

If you download the executable from there, you will actually be downloading the setup of Reimage. The program has been reported to be a rogue one. See some of the reports of angry users below:

Windows PC Repair (Reimage) being rogue makes sense, considering a few factors. These factors include aggressive advertising, lies, ad-injection, redirects and etc. Some of the ads stay even if you clean your computer with the rogue program. The fact that these redirects and adware programs have been active for years, been associated with browser hijackers and ad networks and also that Reimage claims to be somebody else’s fault says a lot. Those advertisers won’t waste time and money to advertise a product for free – there is gain for ReImage and the rogue software’s authors pay for these ads or are some kind of affiliates – there has to be mutual benefits.

Even if somebody wanted to frame the developers of Reimage Plus they could have done something over the years. And the simple fact that users that have had a bad experience and see that the tool pushes malware itself is evidence enough.

If your computer machine has any software installed on it that is associated with Windows PC Repair (Reimage), you will see a big amount of online advertisements. If your browsers have some extension, add-on or plug-in related to the adware, you will witness even a bigger amount of adverts.

Advertisements can show one of those texts inside:

  • Windows PC Repair
  • Windows Repair tool
  • Windows 7 PC Repair
  • Windows 8.1 PC Repair
  • Windows 10 PC Repair

The redirects could be in the form of adverts or in-text links. The Windows PC Repair (Reimage) network places those on websites to generate online traffic and present lots of content that website owners want to promote. The Web traffic that accumulates can be monetized later by using a pay-per-click service.

Windows PC Repair (Reimage) – Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of Windows PC Repair or Reimage can be accessed by clicking on “Privacy Policy” from almost any page and advertisement related to the tool, and inside the program’s setup. Different information about you is collected by the Reimage Plus service.

You can see a picture of the Privacy Policy here:

The policy says that the following information will be obtained:

  • Your name
  • Your physical address
  • Phone number
  • Fax number
  • Your browser type
  • Your IP address
  • Zip code
  • State and city
  • Name of your company
  • Email address
  • Website of business (if there is such)

Some of the above data is regarded as personally identifiable information.

Reimage including all websites, landing pages and redirects, use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect further information about you and your online habits.

The recommended action for you to take is to remove the adware and everything that is connected to it.

Remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) Completely

To remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal tutorial provided below. In case this manual removal does not get rid of the ads completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such an application can keep your computer secure in the future.

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How to Remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage)

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We Recommend To Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall Windows PC Repair (Reimage) and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Windows PC Repair (Reimage) on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Windows PC Repair (Reimage) there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for Windows PC Repair (Reimage) with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

SpyHunter5-Free-Scan-2018


4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

SpyHunter-5-Free-Scan-Next-2018

If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.


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Get rid of Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall Windows PC Repair (Reimage) and remove related files and objects

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We Recommend To Scan Your Mac with SpyHunter for Mac
Keep in mind, that SpyHunter for Mac needs to purchased to remove the malware threats. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter’s EULA and Privacy Policy


1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Windows PC Repair (Reimage):

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Windows PC Repair (Reimage). If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Windows PC Repair (Reimage). Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Windows PC Repair (Reimage). If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac

When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.



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Remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Google Chrome.


Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu


Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"


Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.


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Erase Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window


Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.


Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"


Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.



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Uninstall Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Microsoft Edge.


Step 1: Start Edge browser.


Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.


Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".


Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.


Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.



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Remove Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Safari.


Step 1: Start the Safari app.


Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.


Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".

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Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.

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Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.


Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.

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A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Windows PC Repair (Reimage) will be removed.


How to Reset Safari
IMPORTANT: Before resetting Safari make sure you back up all your saved passwords within the browser in case you forget them.

Start Safari and then click on the gear leaver icon.

Click the Reset Safari button and you will reset the browser.


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Eliminate Windows PC Repair (Reimage) from Internet Explorer.


Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.


Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'


Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.


Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.


Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.


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