Apr 7, 2009

New Microsoft Applications Slow Down XP

Reimage’s internal reporting system has been showing that there is an increase in the number of repairs with the following combo: Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 11. So why are we seeing more of these upgrades? It seems like people that chose to stay with their old PC do not upgrade to Vista (here is an odd case. The reason may be that:

  1. Their hardware  wouldn’t support it well (too weak and Vista drivers that are needed for legacy hardware are sometimes hard to find).
Apr 1, 2009
Valerie Hayworth

Industry News by Reimage.com

To keep everyone in touch with latest trends relating to the PC repair industry, cybercrime, viruses and malware we have launched a new “articles” section. You can subscribe to each category by an RSS feed. We hope you enjoy them!

Jan 5, 2009

Windows Platform Is Like Rubik’s Cube

The Rubik’s cube is said to be the world’s best-selling toy, with over 300,000,000 units sold worldwide, to date.

Rubik’s Cube: solved in 6.57 seconds

The world record in solving the Cube is 7.08 seconds by “speed-cubing” ace Erik Akkersdijk of the Netherlands.There are 43 quintillion ways of configuring the Cube (43,252,003,274,489,856,000 to be precise), but only one solution.

How to solve a Rubik’s Cube

Jan 1, 2009

December: Slowdown trend in PC upgrades continues

Reimage repairs show a continued increase in low RAM. Reimage low RAM alerts (less than 512 MB) during the repair process have continuously grown over the past months (reflected by the trend line in the chart below).  The general public, having repaired 94,753 PCs during this time period, is putting off new PC purchases andor upgrades.

Dec 21, 2008
Valerie Hayworth

The Truth About Registry Cleaners

Part of the challenge Reimage encounters in the course of our marketing efforts is the public’s confusion on what we do. Being an innovative technology this is not surprising. However, it gets really insulting when we are compared to registry cleaners.

According to WikiPedia:

A registry cleaner is a type of software utility designed for the Microsoft Windows operating system whose purpose is to remove redundant or unwanted items from the Windows registry. However the necessity and usefulness of registry cleaners is a controversial topic, with experts not agreeing on their benefit. The problem is further clouded by the fact that malware and scareware is often being associated with utilities of this type.

Dec 17, 2008
Valerie Hayworth

3:34-3:37 See the Reimage Bolshoy

Working in a start-up company is great fun. We work long hours, have a lot of fun, and strive to provide (and continue to provide) a great product that makes a difference in the PC repair world. To top it up, one of our investors, First Round Capital, compiled a very cool video of companies they invest in dancing across the world. It was lots of fun, leaving our desks and going out for a little dance.

So, if you were ever curious to see the Reimage team, this is your chance:

Dec 17, 2008
Valerie Hayworth

Survey Proves, Reimage Reduces Time And Effort Spent On Malware

Eighty percent of respondents reported that it takes at least half a day to a day to clean, re-image, and restore PCs affected by malware“, this claim by GreenBorder Technologies has been released today and is, indeed, in keeping with Reimage research.  Their main claim is that if only a business is prepared for such disasters much time would be saved.

Reimage’s premise is much simpler: We don’t need preparation. The Reimage technology is initiated on an ad hoc basis. For future reference, if you haven’t invested in a system allowing to rollback the old system image, you should try using Reimage and cut down that annoying process to a 22 minute, one click solution.

Dec 1, 2008

November: Slowdown in PC upgrades

Reimage repairs show an increase in low RAM. Reimage low RAM alerts (less than 512 MB) during the repair process have soared to 11% during November from 8% during August. A statistical analysis shows a 72% increase in lower RAM indicating the general public, having repaired 54,463 PCs during this time period, is putting off new PC purchases andor upgrades.

Nov 25, 2008

MySpace virus

Social networks are fast becoming a security hazard. Yet another virus, this time on MySpace. We expect anti virus vendors to add detection for it over the following 24 hours.

How the malware spreads is not clear as of yet, but the screen-shot below shows an example of how a popup windows shows up and asks you to download an XP update when you visit an affected profile page.

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Nov 4, 2008
Valerie Hayworth

New Reimage.com Technology Beats AntiViruses and More…

We had a lot of fun with this experiment. We went to all the nastiest sites and engaged in the most dubious on-line activities. A few days on, the PC ground to halt with so many nasty viruses, trojans, malware and corruption that we thought the time was right to initiate the experiment. Pitching Reimage against multiple anti viruses, registry cleaners and spyware removal programs, here are the results: