An online tool that automatically repairs Windows XP systems leaving user data intact
Apparently, new technology, straight from Israel. Not free, of course. The scan is free, and then, they want to charge you $65 for 1 computer repair.
Amazingly, when you Google for reviews: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=reimage&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=
, it's getting very positive reviews, ranging from www.pcmag.com
(I posted a comment at the last site).
Well, I gave it a spin on my XP installation....
I must say, it's pretty pristine installation with ZERO problems.
Reimage started with installing ActiveX applet, which was expected. But during its run, it kept installing other modules, some of which wanted to become startup processes. This, I really didn't like, and I blocked those attempts with my firewall.
The whole scan took about 10 minutes.
During the scan, which includes security scan, it defined one of my Online Armor firewall file (oaevent.dll) as a trojan!
Here are the final results:
...which are simply ridiculous.
1. The computer is perfectly clean, not "RIDDLED with malicious software..."
2. The computer never experienced a single crash.
3. Since it's almost pristine installation, there are no slowdowns, and it's in almost exact state as "when PC was first purchased".
4. Calling my computer "dysfunctional" is....I don't want to use any bad word here.
Said that, I have only one word for "Reimage" - SCAM!
<Admin edit notes> I edited this post at the request of Broni to fix the broken image.