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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,139
United States Rank #8,061
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Macrium Reflect Standard Edition

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

Macrium Reflect is a backup and disk imaging solution for Vista, XP, 7/8 and Server 2003/2008/2012. Reflect can backup files and folders into a compressed mountable archive file or you're entire PC into a single image. Using this image you can restore the entire disk, partition or individual files and folders. You can ...  Read more


Macrium Reflect Standard 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 29 files and is usually about 2.87 MB (3,012,096 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 71% of users of Macrium Reflect Standard Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macrium.com/default.aspx
Help link: www.macrium.com/help.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\drivers
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{734713D2-60AB-4239-AB5C-62BB3F7748F8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.87 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Macrium Reflect Standard Edition

Program executable:reflect.exe
Name:Macrium Reflect
Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup
Path:C:\Program Files\macrium\reflect\reflect.exe
Additional files:
  • psvolacc.sys - Volume Access Driver (Volume Access driver)
  • ImgToVHD.exe - Macrium ImgToVHD
  • ReflectService.exe - Reflect Service Application (Reflect Service - Enables mounting of images)
  • xReflect.exe - xReflect (Reflect uninstaller)
  • AESDll.dll - AESDll Dynamic Link Library
  • WAIKFiles10x64.exe - Macrium Reflect (Macrium Reflect Disk Imaging and Backup WAIK Files)
  • RShellEx.dll - Macrium Reflect Shell Extensions
  • WAIKFiles10x86.exe
  • RContextMenu.dll - Macrium Reflect Shell Extension Context Menu (Reflect Shell Extension Context Menu)
  • ico.exe
  • VSSSvr.dll - VSSSvr Dynamic Link Library (Volume Shadow Copy Dynamic Link Library)

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 'Backup external xml' (runs daily at 8:24 PM).
  • 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 Standard Edition?

You can uninstall Macrium Reflect Standard 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 Standard 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 Standard Edition.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Macrium Reflect Standard Edition you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.56%
Windows 10 35.55%
Windows XP 4.37%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.34%
Windows 7 Professional 17.94%
Windows 8.1 13.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.54%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.17%
  United Kingdom 5.85%
  Canada 3.34%
  Australia 2.92%
  Italy 2.65%
  Germany 2.09%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Sweden 1.25%
  New Zealand 0.97%
  Belgium 0.84%
  France 0.70%
  Luxembourg 0.56%
  Norway 0.56%
  Brazil 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 21.51%
Acer 12.19%
ASUS 10.75%
Toshiba 4.66%
Lenovo 2.87%
Intel 2.87%
Samsung 1.43%
Sony 1.43%
Medion 1.08%
Apple 1.08%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 5.62%
ASUS All Series 5.06%
Dell XPS 8300 2.81%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.25%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.25%


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