Acronis Backup & Recovery Uninstall: Saying “Uninstall” and Mean It

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Being a decent backup solution means to play fair, after all. The honest program not only works the way it should, but also, if necessary, uninstalls completely, without anything left. Unfortunately, not so many backup products follow these principles.

What should a regular user do to avoid any traces after uninstall?

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Handy Backup is among the fair-players. When you select the “Uninstall” option, there wont be anything reminding you of our solution in less, than five minutes. But, unfortunately, not everyone can boast with such an attitude.

There are several issues with Acronis Backup & Recovery. So, how to completely uninstall, say, Acronis Backup & Recovery? The answer is right here!

Acronis Backup & Recovery Uninstall

  1. Download Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Cleanup Utility and unpack it;
  2. Hit Start -> Run, and type in cmd. Browse to the folder you saved the utility to;
  3. Run the utility by issuing one of the following commands:

    • To run the utility with default parameters:
      abr_cleanup.exe --clean
      When run with --clean parameter, it will ask you to confirm if you want to remove the product and its components. It will also ask you to reboot the machine if necessary.
    • To run the utility without user interaction:
      abr_cleanup.exe --clean --quiet
      When run with --clean --quiet parameters, the utility will silently remove the product and its components. It will not ask you for any confirmation and will reboot the machine if necessary.
    • To run the utility keeping Acronis Secure Zone on the system:
      abr_cleanup.exe --clean --keep-asz
    • To run the utility keeping Acronis SnapAPI Drivers on the system:
      abr_cleanup.exe --clean --keep-snapapi
  4. After issuing the command with the necessary parameter(s), the utility will remove all components of the product that it detects on the machine.

(!) After using the Cleanup Utility, it is strongly recommended not to reboot the machine. Go to Start -> Run -> regedit, and verify that there are no snapman*, tdrpman*, fltsrv, timounter strings in the following keys:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E967-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} -> UpperFilters and LowerFilters
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{71A27CDD-812A-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F} -> UpperFilters and LowerFilters

If there are any, please remove them. Then you may reboot the machine.

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