If Reimage Repair ads popping up in your web browser then it is possible that your computer is infected with ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). It’s a type of dangerous applications that designed to show a large number of annoying ads. Unlike viruses, the ad supported software will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web browser. This is because, it’ll infect your PC system, get full access to your web browsers such as Chrome, FF, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge and be able to modify their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your internet browser settings will be changed, you will be rerouted to unwanted ads, some of which can lead to dangerous or misleading web pages. For this reason, we recommend that you start the clean up of your PC system as quickly as possible and thereby delete Reimage Repair advertisements.
The malicious programs from the adware family that alters the settings of web browsers usually affects only the Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge. However, possible situations, when any other browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software may change the Target property of a web browser’s shortcut, so every time you run the internet browser, instead of your start page, you will see the annoying Reimage Repair advertisements.
While your personal computer is infected with the adware, the Google Chrome, FF, IE and Microsoft Edge may be rerouted to Reimage Repair annoying web-page. Of course, the adware may not cause damages to your files or Windows system, but it may open a large amount of annoying ads. These advertisements will be injected within the content of web sites that are you opening in your internet browser and can be varied: pop-up ads, in-text ads, different sized banners, offers to install an questionable software. The advertisements will appear on all web sites, including pages where previously you have never seen any advertisements.
We suggest you to delete adware and clean your computer from Reimage Repair pop-up ads as soon as possible, until the presence of the adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the instructions below that will allow you to completely get rid of the reroute to Reimage Repair unwanted web site, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How did you get infected with Reimage Repair ads
How to manually remove Reimage Repair pop-ups
If you perform exactly the guide below you should be able to remove the Reimage Repair advertisements. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web browser or restart your system.
- Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Reimage Repair redirect
- Get rid of Reimage Repair redirect from Google Chrome
- Get rid of Reimage Repair advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
- Delete Reimage Repair from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
Uninstall suspicious and unknown applications by using Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of unwanted ads and internet browser redirect to unwanted sites, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, press the ‘Uninstall a program’ under Programs category as shown on the screen below.
You will see the ‘Uninstall a program’ panel as shown in the figure below.
Very carefully look around the entire list of installed applications. Most likely, one or more of them are responsible for the internet browser redirect to annoying Reimage Repair advertisements. If you have many programs installed, you can help simplify the search of malicious software by sort the list by date of installation. Once you have found a suspicious, unwanted or unused program, right click to it and press ‘Uninstall’.
Windows XP, Vista, 7
When the Windows ‘Control Panel’ opens, you need to press ‘Uninstall a program’ under ‘Programs’ as on the image below.
You will see a list of programs installed on your PC system. We recommend to sort the list by date of installation to quickly find the programs that were installed last. Most likely they responsibility for the appearance of unwanted pop-up ads and web-browser redirect. If you are in doubt, you can always check the program by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the application, you need to remove, is found, simply click on its name, and then click ‘Uninstall’ as shown below.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to remove Reimage Repair redirect
When the ad supported software is started, it can also change the internet browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument such as “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the internet browser, it will be redirected to an annoying ads.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text which starts with “http://” that has been added here. You need to remove it.
When the argument is removed, press the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your internet browsers, as they may be infected too.
Get rid of Reimage Repair redirect from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to remove the malicious and ad-supported extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been replaced by ad-supported software.
- Open the Google Chrome, then click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Click the “Settings” menu.
- Next, press the “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- Further, click the “Reset settings” button, that located at the bottom of the Advanced settings page.
- The Chrome will open the reset settings dialog box as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the internet browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, look the blog post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Get rid of Reimage Repair advertisements from Mozilla Firefox
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, click the “Help” button ().
In the Help menu, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page, click “Refresh Firefox” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Delete Reimage Repair from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, launch the IE, then click button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer” settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state, disable ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and thereby remove the redirect to Reimage Repair unwanted page.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the unwanted Reimage Repair web site opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and delete all the tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ application.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard together. This shows a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as on the image below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your personal computer. Found something like “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete it. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the unwanted applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then press on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as shown below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by ‘ad-supported’ software. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
How to remove Reimage Repair pop-up ads automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install this utility to detect Reimage Repair threat and delete it, by clicking on the link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the computer.
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Update: March 20, 2018
Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, click “Scan Now” button for checking your PC for the ad-supported software and malware. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to delete all threats, simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free program that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about the Malwarebytes, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step instructions or the video guide below.
How to block Reimage Repair pop-ups
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying ads and malicious web pages, you need to use an application that stops access to malicious advertisements and pages. Moreover, the application can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
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- When downloading is complete, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” window. Follow the prompts.
- When the setup is finished, click “Skip” to close it and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” to see a quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your machine, AdGuard will launch automatically and block annoying ads, unwanted Reimage Repair pop-ups, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your Windows desktop.
Scan your PC and delete Reimage Repair advertisements with AdwCleaner.
This removal application is free and easy to use. It can scan and delete adware, browser hijackers, malware and unwanted toolbars in Chrome, FF, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (start page and search provider by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner tool by clicking on the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the download is done, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen like below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to display the application, press Yes button to continue.
Now, click the “Scan” for checking your personal computer for the adware which cause a redirect to Reimage Repair advertisements.
Once the checking is finished, it will show a list of all items detected by this tool as shown in the figure below.
You need to press “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box, click “OK” to begin the cleaning process. When the cleaning process is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. After restart, the AdwCleaner will open the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Once you have done the steps outlined above, your personal computer should be clean from malware and adware. The Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge will no longer display Reimage Repair annoying advertisements and redirect you to unknown pages. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new type of ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next press “Do a system scan only” button.
- When it has finished scanning, the scan button will read “Save log”, press it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the annoying Reimage Repair ads.