Over the past few weeks we have been receiving comments from technicians and private subscribers who have used Reimage to resolve the Windows Recovery Virus.
This virus has been around for a while but has recently resurfaced. The Windows Recovery Virus is a harmful malware that disguises itself as a certified Microsoft optimization program, initiating a scan of the user’s hard-drive, with or without permission. Once this has happened, we must assume that the virus has infiltrated the system, effectively hijacking it by modifying the system settings. It then proceeds to disable any anti-virus and firewall applications. In many cases, the virus prevents any installed programs from running, rendering the PC virtually unusable. To add insult to injury, the virus repeatedly prompts the user to purchase the Windows Recovery registration key, in order to repair the unstable system.
We recently had a question posted on this blog inquiring on what became of the Reimage boot CD. We did used to have a Reimage boot CD, quite a while ago. But, since it was not a Reimage certified product, there were reliability and compatibility problems with Windows 7. So we decided to discontinue it.
We will start developing our in-house tool soon and make it available once again.
Here’s a bar graph depicting the number of registry keys and values in your Windows registry, per operating system. See how many your operating system configuration has when it’s freshly installed.
Now look at how many registry keys Reimage resets during a repair, on average.
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The Ghouls – Internet Hackers
“Hackers are attacking PCs with Internet access every 39 seconds.”
- Hackers Attack Every 39 Seconds – James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland
The Goblins – Free Downloads
Based on last month’s poll results, it’s pretty clear that the majority of voters, that is, 58% of you wait for feedback from trusted sources before you update your browser. But how do you decide if a “trusted source” is to be trusted? What should you look for?
When I purchased my PC, Windows was already installed. Now, 4 years later I need to format my hard drive due to many viruses but I don’t have the Windows CD. Is it possible to do it without the CD?
I see this question a lot in computer help forums and Q&A type sites. This is an excellent example of how Reimage can help you reformat your PC without using a Windows installation disc.
The Reimage repair replaces system files automatically. It’s like a clean Windows installation in one hour, without losing any programs, settings or any of your personal user data.
1. Should You Upgrade? We’ve Got You Covered.
The virtual world is constantly updating, as we all know. But Reimage has got you covered.
Routine maintenance is highly recommended to guarantee efficient and reliable PC performance, even when there is nothing clearly wrong with your computer. Failure to perform maintenance on your PC will eventually cost you – whether it’s in the form of money spent on repair or replacement, loss of data and/or time wasted.
These days money unnecessarily spent hurts more than ever, and the important files that we keep stored on our computers are sometimes irreplaceable. Maintenance can help you achieve the best performance out of your PC without making a costly trip to your local repair shop to help you fix a problem you could have prevented yourself.
The attack code was found on a brand new machine… read more.
Malware has infected 27,000 machines… read more.
What is Reimage?
It's not only a registry fix, PC optimizer or an anti virus - The Reimage program reverses damage to your Windows OS, eliminating the need for reinstalling.
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