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Should I remove Reflector?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,738
United States Rank #7,901
Reach 0.0444%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.25 days
420.37 days >
Average installed length: 220.87 days


VersionDistribution 1.71% 13.94% 3.43% 14.29% 34.17% 0.23% 1.26% 0.34%
1.2.6 9.03%
1.2.3 21.60%

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Reflector is a software program developed by Squirrels. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 23 files and is usually about 8.55 MB (8,970,240 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 51% of users of Reflector come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\reflector
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F1EDDDFE-BC7C-489F-A804-338A1429E0DC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Reflector

  • reflection.exe - Reflector (AirPlay Mirroring Target)
  • reflector.exe
  • winsparkle.dll (by winsparkle.org) - WinSparkle (WinSparkle updater)
  • dnssd.dll (by Apple) - Bonjour (Bonjour Client Library)
  • mdnsresponder.dll (by Apple) - Bonjour Service
  • avcodec-55.dll
  • avfilter-3.dll
  • avformat-55.dll
  • avutil-52.dll
  • swresample-0.dll
  • swscale-2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • reflector.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF59BF77-EB2B-4EB5-81C7-F54E61598FA9}' (runs on registration).
  • reflection.exe is scheduled as a task named 'airplay' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • reflection.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named airplay.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • reflector.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Reflector\Reflector.exe'.
  • reflection.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Reflector\Reflection.exe'.

How do I remove Reflector?

You can uninstall Reflector 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 Reflector, 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 Reflector.

Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 10 39.20%
Windows XP 2.29%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.43%
Windows 7 Professional 13.52%
Windows 8.1 12.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.14%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.79%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.07%
  United Kingdom 6.30%
  Canada 4.36%
  Australia 2.81%
  Germany 2.71%
  Italy 2.33%
  Japan 2.23%
  Saudi Arabia 1.94%
  France 1.74%
  Israel 1.36%
  Brazil 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Sweden 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.45%
Dell 23.32%
Acer 13.25%
ASUS 9.54%
Toshiba 6.18%
Lenovo 4.95%
Samsung 4.77%
Intel 1.24%
Alienware 1.24%
MSI 0.88%
Medion 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.13%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.30%
ASUS All Series 2.56%


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