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Macrium Reflect Additions


Macrium Reflect Additions is a software program developed by Paramount Software (UK). Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named reflect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 69.25 MB (72,618,447 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 78% of users of Macrium Reflect Additions come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macrium.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 69.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Macrium Reflect Additions

Program executable:reflect.exe
Name:Macrium Reflect
Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\macrium\reflect\reflect.exe
Additional files:
  • RContextMenu.dll - Macrium Reflect Shell Extension Context Menu (Reflect Shell Extension Context Menu)
  • RShellEx.dll - Macrium Reflect Shell Extensions
  • Additions.dll - Macrium Reflect Additions
  • ImgToVHD.exe - Macrium ImgToVHD
  • WAIKFiles15x64.exe - Macrium Reflect (Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup WAIK Files)
  • xReflect.exe - xReflect (Reflect uninstaller)
  • RShellExt.dll - RShell (Reflect Shell Extension)
  • reg.dll - Reg (Registry Initializer)
  • AESDll.dll - AESDll Dynamic Link Library
  • ReflectService.exe - Reflect Service Application (Reflect Service - Enables mounting of images)
  • VSSSvr.dll - VSSSvr Dynamic Link Library (Volume Shadow Copy Dynamic Link Library)
  • LE5.dll - LE5 Dynamic Link Library
  • ico.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • RContextMenu.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'ReflectShellExt' with a class of {DEBB9B79-B3DD-47F4-9E5C-EA6975BAB611}.
Scheduled Task
  • reflect.exe is scheduled as a task named 'C-Drive Backup xml(1)' (runs weekly on Tuesdays at 1:00 AM).
  • ReflectService.exe runs as a service named 'Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service' (ReflectService) "Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000511964%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000119%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005001%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:63,390
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.69 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Macrium Reflect Additions?

You can uninstall Macrium Reflect Additions 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 Macrium Reflect Additions, 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 Macrium Reflect Additions.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win XP 25%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.78%
  DK 11.11%
  Netherlands 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
MSI 25.00%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-1733 25.00%
HP Compaq dc7700 Ultra-sl... 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 100-5155 25.00%
Gigabyte EX58-UD5 25.00%


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