63256: Acronis True Image 2020: Windows services and processes

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 Acronis True Image services in Windows:

Service name Process Purpose
Acronis Managed Machine Service Mini mms_mini.exe Enables Online Dashboard functionality
Acronis Nonstop Backup Service afcdpsrv.exe Performs Nonstop Backup for partitions 
Acronis Scheduler2 Service (AcrSch2Svc) schedul2.exe Manages scheduled tasks
schedhlp.exe Monitors Scheduler2 service and restarts it if needed
Acronis Sync Agent Service syncagentsrv.exe Performs Synchronization
Acronis Mobile Backup Server mobile_backup_server.exe Performs mobile backup to local computer
Acronis Mobile Backup Status Server mobile_backup_status_server.exe Shows mobile backup statuses, communicates with product interface and tray monitor
Acronis Active Protection Service anti_ransomware_service.exe Protects computer against ransomware


The following processes in Windows Task Manager also belong to Acronis True Image:

Process name Purpose



Program User Interface
TrueImageMonitor.exe Manages Tray Notification Center, displays tray notifications about the task status and allows user interaction
TrueImageHomeService.exe Executes main operations: backup, restore, validation, etc
TrueImageHomeNotify.exe Sends e-mails with task results if Send e-mail notification about the operation state option is selected in Backup Options
TrueImageTools.exe Executes operations listed on Tools&Utilities page: Startup Recovery Manager, Rescue Media Builder, Secure Zone, Boot Sequence Manager, Mount/Unmount Image, Clone Disk, Add New Disk, Convert to/from Windows Backup, Drive Cleanser, File Shredder, System Clean-up, Try & Decide
db_scan.exe Scans local drives for Acronis True Image backup archives and adds them to the list of backups in GUI. THis process may cause high CPU load.
mediabuilder.exe Builds Acronis Bootable Rescue Media


Used for optical media recording (both Acronis Bootable Rescue Media and CD/DVD with backup)
autopartNt.exe Executes operations with Acronis Secure Zone (creation, resize, etc)
uninstall.exe Executes during product uninstall



Enables mounting of .tib files
backup_worker.exe Executes all operations with file cloud backups: backup, cleanup, restore, browsing, and metainformation retrieval.
Used to send in-product feedback and report crashes.
fire_protector_control.exe Part of Active Protection services.
remove_file_helper.exe Part of Acronis Sync services
vss_requestor.exe Enables interaction with MS Volume Shadow Copy service for snapshot creation
acronis_drive.exe Mounts archives (Archiving feature). Also used in mobile device backup to local destination
aszbrowserhelper.exe Enables browsing contents of Acronis Secure Zone
BrowseFolderHelper.exe Assists in browsing backups in Windows Explorer.
LicenseActivator.exe Manages licenses
Work together with Acronis Scheduler to execute scheduled tasks
SystemReport.exe Generates system report from product interface

 Acronis True Image uses Bonjour Service (mDNSResponder.exe) for automatic detection of mobile deviсes and NAS devices.

Acronis True Image uses Google Analytics (ga_service.exe) for gathering data about program usage; this statistic is only sent to Acronis if you opted to participate in Acronis Customer Experience Program .