What is MMS.exe in Acronis Backup? Should you Remove it?

The MMS.exe executable file is part of the Acronis Managed Machine Service process, which is a component of the Acronis Backup Software. Secondly, MMS.exe is a software component of Acronis True Image. This very same True Image provides data protection services such as system-wide backups, settings backups, application backups, file backups, and more.

In short, if you’re using any Acronis backup software, then MMS.exe will be a part of it. Generally, it is a digitally verified process and doesn’t cause any problems for your computer.

In this article, we’ll look at the executable file in more detail and see whether you should delete it or not.

What is the Purpose of MMS.exe?

MMS.exe is responsible for communicating requests between multiple Acronis products. Moreover, this file plays the main role in backing up and recovering your files, applications, and more.

So, removing it will stop or pause the backup, which is something you wouldn’t want to do if Acronis is your main backup software.

You can also upload the backups done by Acronis to the cloud for later access. The software is available on Windows, OSX, Android, or iOS.

Is MMS.exe Safe or a Virus?

MMS.exe is completely safe, and it’s not a virus or malware. The file poses no threat to Windows, and you can be assured that there won’t be any issues caused by it.

However, in this day and age, any malware can be disguised as real life. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to check if the file is original or a virus.

Firstly, make sure the file is located in a subfolder of Drive C > Program Files. It’s usually in either of the below locations:

  1. C:\Program Files\BackupClient\BackupAndRecovery\
  2. C:\Program Files (x86)\Acronis\BackupAndRecovery\

This file also has a digital signature, so you can check that as well by right-clicking on MMS.exe, selecting Properties, and selecting the Digital Signatures tab.

Can I Disable or Remove MMS.exe?

You can just uninstall the file if you no longer want to back up with Acronis. Or, to get rid of MMS.exe completely (if you want), then uninstall the Acronis Backup Software.

Having said that, it isn’t recommended to remove an executable file that doesn’t cause any trouble in Windows.

However, if you’re not sure whether the file is genuine or malware, then first run an antivirus scan. If the file does turn out to be a virus, you should indeed remove it. But generally, there won’t be any problems with MMS.exe.

Does MMS.exe Cause High CPU Usage?

MMS.exe can start using high RAM sometimes, but simply clearing the cache of Acronis will solve the issue. Still, that’s a very rare case and doesn’t happen often.

If it happens regularly, then again, there’s a chance that there’s malware in your file. In such cases, it is better to scan your computer and then reinstall Acronis if there’s a virus in MMS.exe or any of the other files.

If you’re facing some more issues related to Acronis Backup Software or certain files, then contact Acronis customer support and let them know about your issue. Afterward, they will give detailed instructions about what you should do to counter that particular problem.


Abdullah Iqbal

Abdullah is a Google IT certified Help Desk Technician with extensive experience in providing technical support to system users. He has a proven track record of effectively resolving IT issues, and is adept at working with tools like Jira and ZenDesk to efficiently manage support tickets. Abdullah is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest technological advancements and constantly seeks to improve his skills and knowledge through professional development opportunities.