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Should I remove Macrium Reflect Home Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,150
United States Rank #8,870
Reach 0.0209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.16 days
211.11 days >
Average installed length: 110.92 days


7.1 8.89%
7.0 9.63%
6.3 8.89%
6.1 42.47%
6.0 30.12%

Macrium Reflect Home Edition

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Macrium Reflect Home Edition is a program developed by Paramount Software (UK). The most used version is 6.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is reflect.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 119 MB (124,780,443 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 76% of users of Macrium Reflect Home Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macrium.com/default.aspx
Help link: www.macrium.com/help.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\utilities\macrium reflect
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UTILITIES\Macrium Reflect\xReflect.exe
Estimated size: 119 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Macrium Reflect Home Edition

Program executable:reflect.exe
Name:Macrium Reflect
Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\utilities\macrium reflect\reflect.exe
Additional files:
  • WAIKFiles15x64.exe - Macrium Reflect (Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup WAIK Files)
  • xReflect.exe - xReflect (Reflect uninstaller)
  • ReflectBin.exe - Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup
  • ImgToVHD.exe - Macrium ImgToVHD
  • wimmount.sys (by Microsoft) - Wim file system Driver
  • RShellEx.dll - Macrium Reflect Shell Extensions
  • RContextMenu.dll - Macrium Reflect Shell Extension Context Menu (Reflect Shell Extension Context Menu)
  • AESDll.dll - Macrium Reflect AESDll
  • VSSSvr.dll - VSSSvr Dynamic Link Library (Volume Shadow Copy Dynamic Link Library)
  • MrCbtCA.dll (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - CBT Custom Action DLL (Macrium Reflect CBT Custom Action DLL)
  • MrCbtTools.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Macrium Reflect Change Block Tracker
  • MacriumBackupMessage.exe
  • WAIKFiles15x86.exe
  • viBoot.exe - viBoot (Macrium Virtual Image Boot)
  • MIGService.exe - Macrium Image Guardian (Macrium Image Guardian Service)
  • LE5.dll - LE5 Dynamic Link Library
  • ReflectService.exe - Reflect Service Application (Reflect Service - Enables mounting of images)
  • mrcbt.sys - Macrium Reflect Changed Block Tracker

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 'Macrium-Backup-{EF4FF736-6161-47EC-9216-EAE9A51961D0}' (runs monthly on Mondays at 1:00 PM).
2 Services
  • MIGService.exe runs as a service named 'Macrium Image Guardian Service' (MacriumImageGuardianService) "Protection for Macrium backup files".
  • ReflectService.exe runs as a service named 'ReflectService.exe' (ReflectService.exe) "Macrium Reflect Scheduling Services".

How do I remove Macrium Reflect Home Edition?

Quickly and completely remove Macrium Reflect Home Edition from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Macrium Reflect Home Edition 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Macrium Reflect Home Edition, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Home Edition.

Win 10 74%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 74.38%
Windows 7 23.40%
Windows XP 1.48%
Windows Vista 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 31.84%
Windows 10 Pro 27.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.95%
Windows 7 Professional 8.96%
Windows 8.1 5.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.86%
  United Kingdom 6.68%
  Germany 3.08%
  Canada 2.57%
  Italy 2.40%
  Australia 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  France 1.03%
  Switzerland 1.03%
  Sweden 0.51%
  South Africa 0.34%
  Brazil 0.34%
  UA 0.34%
  Norway 0.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.73%
Hewlett-Packard 26.24%
ASUS 10.89%
Acer 10.89%
Lenovo 6.44%
Toshiba 6.44%
Intel 2.97%
Alienware 1.49%
Samsung 0.99%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.88%
Dell XPS 8700 4.12%
Dell XPS 8300 4.12%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.35%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 2.35%


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