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Should I remove Reimage Protector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
67% remove it33% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,709
United States Rank #3,901
Reach 0.1477%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.42 days
277.96 days >
Average installed length: 146.05 days

Reimage Protector

What is Reimage Protector?

The Reimage Protector service is designed to support Reimage, a purported PC optimization tool designed to 'fine-tune' the computer's registry.


Reimage Protector is a program developed by Reimage. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The programs's main executable is ReiGuard.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 8.53 MB of memory. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 39.03 MB (40,927,828 bytes). ProtectorUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of Reimage Protector come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.reimageplus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Reimage\Reimage Repair
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Reimage\Reimage Repair\Uninst.exe
Estimated size: 39.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Reimage Protector

Program executable:ReiGuard.exe
Name:Reimage Real Time Protection
Signed by:Reimage Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\Reimage\Reimage Repair\ReiGuard.exe
Additional files:
  • Reimage.exe - Reimage. Making PCs work like new, everyday.
  • REI_Axcontrol.dll - Reimage ActiveX (Reimage Engine)
  • ProtectorUpdater.exe - Reimage Protector Updater
  • ReimageReminder.exe - Reimage reminder (Reimage Reminder)
  • uninst.exe - Reimage Repair

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ReimageReminder.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Reimage Reminder' (runs daily at 17:14).
  • ReiGuard.exe runs as a service named 'Reimage Real Time Protection' (ReimageRealTimeProtection).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • uninst.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Uninstall Reimage' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Reimage\Reimage Repair\uninst.exe" /AutoUninstall=True.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001435043%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007235%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007116%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:154,079
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.04 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Reimage Protector?

You can uninstall Reimage Protector from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Reimage Protector, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Reimage Protector.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 67%
Keep it 33%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 46.50%
Windows 10 42.45%
Windows Vista 6.42%
Windows XP 4.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.34%
Windows 10 Home 16.93%
Windows 8.1 11.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.62%
Windows 7 Professional 7.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.15%
  Germany 11.71%
  United Kingdom 6.96%
  Italy 4.89%
  France 4.06%
  Canada 2.47%
  Spain 1.93%
  Australia 1.81%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Brazil 1.35%
  Austria 1.04%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Mexico 1.01%
  Belgium 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.88%
Acer 21.12%
Dell 17.05%
ASUS 8.92%
Toshiba 7.76%
Lenovo 4.59%
Samsung 4.38%
Medion 2.43%
Sahara 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.63%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.65%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.30%
ASUS All Series 3.15%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.15%


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