What is afcdpsrv.exe?

The genuine afcdpsrv.exe file is a software component of Acronis True Image by Acronis.
Afcdpsrv.exe is an executable file that belongs to Acronis True Image, a backup and disk imaging utility program designed for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Acronis True Image can make an image backup of the entire system, including the operating system, system settings, user accounts, applications, files, etc. This image can be moved across different computers regardless of the make or model, and can even be uploaded to the cloud to be accessed from anywhere at anytime. Acronis International GmbH is a Swiss company that develops data protection solutions. The company primarily caters to small and medium-sized organizations and develops software for backup, disaster recovery, data access, and secure file sharing. Acronis was founded in 2003 and is currently headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

AFCDPSrv stands for Acronis File Level Continuous Data Protection Manager 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 afcdpsrv.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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Afcdpsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with afcdpsrv
Afcdpsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as File Level CDP Manager Service or Acronis File Level CDP (Time Machine) Service belongs to software Acronis CDP or Acronis Nonstop Backup service or Acronis True Image (version 2016) by Acronis ( or Acronis International GmbH.

Description: Afcdpsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Afcdpsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,246,040 bytes (20% of all occurrences), 2,480,048 bytes and 35 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. Afcdpsrv.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If afcdpsrv.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 48% dangerous. The file size is 3,886,072 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. Afcdpsrv.exe is a Verisign signed file. The afcdpsrv.exe file is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. Afcdpsrv.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

part of Acronis True Image
  meetoo   (further information)
gehört zu ACRONIS True Image Home, Backup
  H. Grether  
Acronis True Image backup tool
  Christophe Herail   (further information)
Part of Acronis True Image.
kann diese exe nicht löschen!

Summary: Average user rating of afcdpsrv.exe: based on 3 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think afcdpsrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade afcdpsrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving afcdpsrv issues

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