60190: Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office, Acronis True Image: how to disable Active Protection in Windows

Last update: 03-10-2022


There may be rare cases when you will want to disable Active Protection. It does not interfere or compete for computer resources with other security software and you do not need to disable it for that. But if you are troubleshooting an issue with Acronis True Image and need to make changes to Acronis configuration files or registry settings, enabled Active Protection will not allow that. In such case follow the steps below to disable it temporarily. When you are done, remember to enable Active Protection back.


It is also possible to disable only the self-defense feature that protects Acronis True Image files and settings, or turn off Active Protection completely.

Disabling the self-defense feature

Turning off Active Protection completely