What is tifsfilt?

The genuine tifsfilt.sys file is a software component of Acronis True Image by Acronis.
Tifsfilt.sys is a filter driver that belongs to Acronis True Image, a backup and disk imaging utility program designed for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. A filter driver is a software program that adds functionality to peripheral devices. It can even add support for a specialized device in the computer. This driver is an important component of Acronis True Image. Removing it may cause the program to malfunction. 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.

TIFSFilt stands for Acronis True Image File System Filter

Tifsfilt.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if tifsfilt.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Tifsfilt.sys file information

The process known as Acronis True Image File System Filter or Apricorn EZ Gig II File System Filter belongs to software Acronis True Image FS Filter or Seagate DiscWizard FS Filter or Maxtor MaxBlast FS Filter or Apricorn EZ Gig II FS Filter or Acronis True Image by Acronis ( or Apricorn.

Description: Tifsfilt.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The tifsfilt.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 32,768 bytes (32% of all occurrences), 44,384 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. Tifsfilt.sys is digitally signed. tifsfilt.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 28% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify tifsfilt.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as tifsfilt.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the tifsfilt.sys 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

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  we   (further information)
Part of Acronis TrueImage, a backup solution. Leave this process alone, if you want to use TrueImage.
  SK   (further information)
i just changed hard drive it is part of acronis true image
  william oliver  

Summary: Average user rating of tifsfilt.sys: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think tifsfilt.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving tifsfilt issues

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