What is reinstall_svc.exe?

The genuine reinstall_svc.exe file is a software component of Operating System Selector by Acronis.
Necessary for reinstallation of the Acronis Operating System Selector, this service allows you to reinstall the application without purchasing a new license. The Acronis Operating System Selector is a boot loader that allows you install multiple operating systems on separate hard drives or drive partitions. Acronis was founded in 2003 in Switzerland, and focuses on drive partition methods and boot loading software.

reinstall_svc stands for Reinstall Service

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 reinstall_svc.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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Reinstall_svc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with reinstall_svc
Reinstall_svc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Activateur d'Acronis OS Selector or Acronis OS Selector Activator belongs to software unknown by Acronis (

Description: Reinstall_svc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Reinstall_svc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,153,336 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 2,155,848 bytes, 2,159,352 bytes or 2,139,400 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Reinstall_svc.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Reinstall_svc.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with reinstall_svc.exe, you may also search the support area on the Acronis website or remove the entire program Acronis Disk Director 11 Home or Acronis Disk Director Home using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify reinstall_svc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as reinstall_svc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the reinstall_svc.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.


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Best practices for resolving reinstall_svc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with reinstall_svc. 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 reinstall_svc.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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