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Should I remove Macrium Reflect Professional Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,675
United States Rank #10,342
Reach 0.0249%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.21 days
94.79 days >
Average installed length: 49.81 days


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Macrium Reflect Professional Edition

What is Macrium Reflect Professional Edition?  (from Paramount Software (UK))

A complete disaster recovery solution for your home and office. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and emails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Backup files and folders and mount them as a virtual ...  Read more


Macrium Reflect Professional Edition is a software program developed by Paramount Software (UK). The most common release is 5.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 34 files and is usually about 26.07 MB (27,332,608 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of Macrium Reflect Professional Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macrium.com/default.aspx
Help link: www.macrium.com/help.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\macrium\reflect
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC48262B-F267-43DE-B6ED-20E48D1A6E17}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Macrium Reflect Professional Edition

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
  • ReflectService.exe - Reflect Service Application (Reflect Service - Enables mounting of images)
  • Additions.dll - Macrium Reflect Additions
  • imgtovhd.exe - Macrium ImgToVHD
  • AESDll.dll - Macrium Reflect (Macrium Reflect AESDll)
  • WAIKFiles15x64.exe - Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup WAIK Files
  • WAIKFiles15x64Trial.exe
  • WAIKFiles15x86.exe
  • xReflect.exe - xReflect (Reflect uninstaller)
  • rshellext.dll - RShell (Reflect Shell Extension)

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}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • RShellEx.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • reflect.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Weekly Full Backup xml' (runs weekly on Sundays at 11:59 AM).
  • ReflectService.exe runs as a service named 'Macrium Reflect Image Mounting Service' (ReflectService.exe) "Macrium Reflect Scheduling Services".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002749366%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004974%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022519%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:213,924
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.22 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Macrium Reflect Professional Edition?

You can uninstall Macrium Reflect Professional 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Macrium Reflect Professional Edition, 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 Professional Edition.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Macrium Reflect Professional Edition you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.47%
Windows 10 40.82%
Windows XP 4.69%
Windows Vista 1.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 19.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.63%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.84%
Windows 8.1 7.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.62%
  Canada 5.63%
  United Kingdom 4.64%
  Italy 4.30%
  Germany 4.14%
  Netherlands 3.15%
  Australia 2.32%
  France 1.66%
  Brazil 1.49%
  Greece 1.32%
  New Zealand 1.16%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Spain 0.83%
  DK 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.98%
Dell 17.86%
ASUS 14.29%
Acer 11.51%
Lenovo 3.57%
Toshiba 3.17%
Intel 2.78%
Apple 1.98%
Sony 1.59%
American Megatrends 1.19%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.98%
Dell XPS 8700 3.66%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 1.83%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.83%


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