What is ReflectService.exe?

The genuine ReflectService.exe file is a software component of Macrium Reflect by Paramount Software UK .
The ReflectService.exe process is a part of the Reflect disk imaging and backup software from Macrium. Features include:
- Backup of entire PC to a single compressed image file.
- Backup files and folders to a single compressed archive file.
- Recover partitions and entire disk images with just a few clicks of a mouse
- Dynamic disk support
- GPT disk support
- Restoration of images to new hardware using Macrium ReDeploy; and
- Windows Event logging

ReflectService stands for Reflect Service - Enables mounting of images

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ReflectService.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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ReflectService.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ReflectService
ReflectService.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Reflect Service - Enables mounting of images or Macrium Reflect Utility Service belongs to software Macrium Reflect - Free Edition or ReflectS Application or Macrium Reflect Standard Edition or Macrium Reflect Server Plus Edition by Paramount Software UK (

Description: ReflectService.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file ReflectService.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\Program Files\Macrium\Reflect\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,272,656 bytes (21% of all occurrences), 3,476,432 bytes and 11 more variants. 
It is a service (ReflectService.exe) running invisible in the background: Macrium Reflect Scheduling Services.
The program is not visible. ReflectService.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows system file. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. ReflectService.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with ReflectService.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMacrium Reflect Free Edition or Macrium Reflect Standard Edition, ask the developer, Macrium, for assistance or find out if there is a newer version [1][2] available.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ReflectService.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ReflectService.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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Summary: Average user rating of ReflectService.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think ReflectService.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ReflectService issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ReflectService. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ReflectService.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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