What is TimounterMonitor.exe?

The genuine TimounterMonitor.exe file is a software component of Acronis True Image by Acronis.
TiMounterMonitor.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 monitors the True Image backup procedures. 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.

TIMounterMonitor stands for Acronis True Image Mounter Monitor

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 TimounterMonitor.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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TimounterMonitor.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with TimounterMonitor
TimounterMonitor.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Monitor for Acronis True Image Backup Archive Explorer or EZ GIG II Dynamic Link Library belongs to software Acronis True Image or Apricorn EZ Gig II by Acronis ( or Apricorn.

Description: TimounterMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The TimounterMonitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 909,208 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 1,945,688 bytes and 37 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. TimounterMonitor.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with TimounterMonitor.exe, you can do the following:
  • search for help on the company [1][2]'s website
  • remove the entire program Acronis True Image Home or Seagate DiscWizard using Windows Control Panel

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If TimounterMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 16% dangerous. The file size is 963,288 bytes. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). TimounterMonitor.exe is not a Windows system file. TimounterMonitor.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

Acronis True Image
One of Three background and Optional Monitors for Acronis True Image, Can safely be removed to free resources.
Gehört zum Acronis True Image Paket
It was installed as part of Seagate's DiscWizard when I transferred my old hard drive to my new one.
part of Acronis True Image, a backup and recovery tool
  mee   (further information)
Installed with : Western Digital SmartWare
  John IT  
Bestandteil von: Western Digital SmartWare
  John IT  

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Summary: Average user rating of TimounterMonitor.exe: based on 9 votes with 7 user comments. 4 users think TimounterMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving TimounterMonitor issues

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