60193: Acronis True Image 2018, 2019 and 2020: Active Protection blocks legitimate applications

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Last update: 31-05-2021


Active Protection blocks legitimate applications


Operations with Acronis backups

If you attempt to move, rename, delete or modify Acronis backup files in Windows Explorer, Active Protection asks whether you want to allow the Explorer to perform operations with backup files. Click Allow to permit Explorer to modify the files.

If you click Deny or do not click anything, by default any operations with Acronis backups outside of Acronis software user interface are blocked.

An application was blocked from modifying Acronis True Image settings

If Active Protection reports that an attempt to modify Acronis True Image files or settings was blocked, and you trust the corresponding application, usually you do not have to do anything and just ignore that message.

However, if you absolutely need allow modifying Acronis True Image registry and configuration files outside of Acronis user interface, you can disable the self-defence feature of Active Protection. Click here to see how.

Whitelist the executable in Acronis True Image 2019 or 2020

If you know what executable file was blocked by Acronis Active Protection, you can add it to the trusted list.

  1. Launch Acronis True Image
  2. Click on the Active Protection tab
  3. Click Manage processes button:
  4. Click Add button in the bottom right corner:
  5. Browse to the executable file, select it and click Open:
  6. Permission should be set to Allowed to start:
  7. If later you need to remove the application from the list, move the mouse cursor over it. The option "Remove" will appear. Click it to remove the application from the white list.


Finding blocked applications' names and paths

If you do not know blocked executables' names and paths, you can find out them on the Activity tab of Active Protection: