True Image 2021
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Your digital life – protected

More than backup. More than antivirus.

True cyber protection

Only one solution combines backup and antimalware together to protect you from today’s threats – from accidents to failures to attacks

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Easy to use and manage

Learn how Acronis True Image combines reliable backups and advanced antimalware to create powerful integrations

  • Reliable backup
  • Advanced antimalware
  • Powerful integrations

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Results of the AV-TEST Private Windows Test

Acronis True Image 2021 detected and blocked every single attack in the PROTECTION test while only causing 1 false positive during the USABILITY test.

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Frequently asked questions
How do you back up a computer?

A computer backup is a second copy of your data that you store separately from the original. That includes family photos and videos, documents, emails and contacts, and the apps and operating system that powers your computer. If the originals are located on your laptop or a mobile device, you keep the backup somewhere else that safe – that way you can use the second copy to restore your files or system in case something happens to the original. 


To ensure all of this data is accurately copied so you can use it to recover your computer, backup software is a must. A solution like Acronis True Image automatically captures changes to everything, including hidden files that can be missed by manually copying files, and makes the process of recovery easy and efficient.

How do you back up a computer to external hard drive?

With Acronis True Image, creating a full image backup on an external hard drive is as easy as two clicks. Once the drive is connected and Acronis True Image is running, you click Add backup. The entire computer is the default backup source, so you simply need to assign the external drive as the Backup destination and then click Back up now.

What does it mean to back up a computer to the cloud?

As we said, computer backups need to be stored someplace safe. Acronis recommends the 3-2-1 backup rule, which includes storing a copy of your backup files locally (on external hard drives, network drives and NAS devices) and another copy off-site. That way if a fire or flood damages both your original files and the local backup, the off-site copy is available to use for recovery.


"The cloud" is a term that describes a remote network of computers and servers that you access via the internet. Because you just log in via the internet, the cloud is a convenient way to store your files off-site, where they are safe from local damage. Subscriptions to the Advanced and Premium editions of Acronis True Image include cloud storage, as well as cloud-based features and anywhere access to your data.


With Acronis True Image, you also have the ability to automatically replicate local backups in the Acronis Cloud, so you always have an off-site copy of your data available without having to manage a separate backup plan. By choosing this option, after the first successful backup, your backup and replication will be done simultaneously, in parallel.

What is Acronis antimalware protection?

Acronis’ advanced antimalware gives you peace of mind by delivering outstanding multilayered threat protection. It uses a set of integrated technologies that address specific attack vectors: 


  • Full stack of protection technologies such as AI-enhanced behavioral heuristics and signature-based analytics.
  • Superb protection against known and unknown malware, including ransomware, cryptojackers, and fileless attacks.
  • Behavioral analysis and dynamic detection rules that combat any emerging threats. 
  • On-demand antivirus scan that checks all files on your computer for any kind of malware: Trojans, viruses, backdoors, worms, keyloggers, spyware, and others.


Acronis continuously safeguards your data on both your device and backup from the latest cyberthreats. 

Do I need Acronis antimalware protection if I already have specialized antivirus, antimalware, firewall, or other security software?

Yes. Acronis antimalware is cutting-edge cybersecurity integrated with reliable backups, which means it delivers unique capabilities. 


  • Detects and stops new and unknown malware. You gain protection from zero-day attacks as the AI-enhanced behavior analysis does not need to wait for updated virus signatures.
  • Keeps your backup safe. A dedicated module of Acronis antimalware protection guards your backup files and the backup agent, preventing deletion or alteration by malware.
  • Restores ransomware-affected files automatically. The majority of other security software only prevent the attack, without automatically recovering the ciphered data.
Is Acronis’ antimalware protection compatible with other antimalware solutions?

Acronis’ antimalware protection is compatible with most common antimalware solutions. They do not conflict with each other for resources and do not create an extra overhead on the system. 

However, our real-time protection switches on only if there is no third-party real-time protection solution running on your device. If a third-party software is detected, you’ll receive a message on your protection dashboard notifying you that another piece of software is protecting you from malicious files — in which case you can:


  • Uninstall the third-party software and rely on Acronis’ antimalware solution for guaranteed protection for your device and backups against cyberthreats. 
  • Continue to use your existing third-party software for device protection only, rather than Acronis’ antimalware. NOTE: we cannot guarantee the reliability of third-party protection.
Self-service Support

In case you have any difficulties, product materials can be found in our Knowledge Base. Be sure to check out video tutorials and other documentation. You can also post questions on our discussion boards.

Contact Technical Support

For subscription owners, there is free, 24-hour technical support. Refer to the Technical Support Site to find the appropriate support phone number.

Works on multiple platforms


  • Windows 10 (all editions, including October 2020) 
  • Windows 8.1 (all editions)
  • Windows 8 (all editions)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (all editions)
  • Windows Home Server 2011
  • macOS Big Sur 11.0
  • macOS Catalina 10.15
  • macOS Mojave 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra 10.13
  • macOS Sierra 10.12
  • OS X El Capitan 10.11
Windows File systems
  • NTFS
  • Ext2/Ext3/Ext4
  • ReiserFS(3)  
  • Linux SWAP  
  • HFS+/HFSX  
  • FAT16/32/exFAT  
MacOS File system
  • APFS
  • HFS+
  • Core Storage
  • FAT32
  • NTFS (including Boot Camp)
  • iOS 10.3 or later
  • Android 5.0 or later