What is schedhlp.exe?

The genuine schedhlp.exe file is a software component of Acronis True Image by Acronis.
Schedhlp.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 process runs the scheduler that runs the system backup and other tasks on a periodic basis. 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.

SchedHlp stands for Acronis Scheduler Helper

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 schedhlp.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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Schedhlp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with schedhlp
Schedhlp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Acronis Scheduler Helper or Seagate Scheduler Helper belongs to software Acronis Scheduler Helper or Seagate DiscWizard or Acronis True Image (version 2014) or Seagate Scheduler Helper or Acronis True Image WD Edition or True Image WD Edition by Acronis ( or Seagate (

Description: Schedhlp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The schedhlp.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 140,568 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 149,024 bytes and 40 more variants. 
Schedhlp.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The file has a digital signature. It is a Verisign signed file. Schedhlp.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with schedhlp.exe, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAcronis True Image Home or Acronis True Image
  2) ask for help from Support.

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External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as schedhlp.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the schedhlp.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 Corporate Workstation (backup program)
Acronis True Image Backup Programm
Part of the acronis true image service.
Acronis True Image Scheduler
One of Three background and Optional Monitors for Acronis True Image, Can safely be removed to free resources.
Acronis True Image
Is OK..Works with Acronis program & needed..don't delete!
  Doc Pepper  
acronis true image
Part of Seagate/Acronis software. Behaves like malware, cannot disable or uninstall. Modifies registry upon restart. May ruin your system - beware. Search the Acronis and Seagate forums. This is a known issue discussed by several users and NOT resolved by their staff.
  Tech Jim  

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Summary: Average user rating of schedhlp.exe: based on 16 votes with 10 user comments. 14 users think schedhlp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think schedhlp.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving schedhlp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with schedhlp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the schedhlp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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