What is TrueImageMonitor.exe?

The genuine TrueImageMonitor.exe file is a software component of Acronis True Image by Acronis.
TrueImageMonitor.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 hard disk for changes in order to create backups with each incremental change to monitored files. 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.

TrueImageMonitor stands for Acronis True Image 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 TrueImageMonitor.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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TrueImageMonitor.exe file information

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

The process known as Acronis True Image Monitor or TrueImage belongs to software Acronis True Image (version 2014, 2015) or Acronis True Image WD Edition or Acronis True Image Corporate by Acronis ( or Acronis International GmbH.

Description: TrueImageMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. TrueImageMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,595,616 bytes (5% of all occurrences), 5,048,488 bytes and 107 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. TrueImageMonitor.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 24% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Acronis provides direct support ( and update information ( You could completely remove Acronis True Image or Acronis True Image Server (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If TrueImageMonitor.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 440,856 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 1,194,728 bytes or 5,479,424 bytes. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. TrueImageMonitor.exe is able to monitor applications.

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

It does only monitor the pc for backup and stuff like that
Acronis True Image Server
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Acronis TrueImage Server (Disk Backup)
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Part of Acronis Disk Imaging software
  Russ Koyle   (further information)
Great product from Acronis!
  Craig Bell   (further information)
Daten Sicherung
Acronis TrueImage Monitor
  Igor   (further information)
Yes but do you need it for normal function
Part of Acronis True Image software - neccessary process
One of three background and Optional Monitors for Acronis True Image, Can safely be removed to free resources.
Acronis True Image Home 2011

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Summary: Average user rating of TrueImageMonitor.exe: based on 26 votes with 13 user comments. 24 users think TrueImageMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade TrueImageMonitor.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving TrueImageMonitor issues

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