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1% remove it99% keep it
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Global Rank #16,441
United States Rank #11,734
Reach 0.0157%


11.7.40240 0.32%
11.7.40024 0.32%
11.5.40067 7.74%
11.5.40058 5.16%
11.5.40028 46.45%
11.5.40010 6.77%
11.5.39006 11.94%
11.5.39004 0.65%
11.5.39003 11.61%
11.5.38938 9.03%

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Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder


Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder is a program developed by Acronis. The most used version is 11.5.40028, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is _4ae13d6c.exe. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 745.79 KB (763,686 bytes). iPodUpdaterExt.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 65% of users of Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acronis.com
Installation folder: C:\Programi\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F3A9A99A-4EF7-413C-BF8E-46CF68C5445C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 745.79 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder

Program executable:_4ae13d6c.exe
Additional files:
  • gwlangen.dll (by GEAR-Software) - Gear Language Resource DLL for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (Dynamic Link Library) (GEARLANG.DLL)
  • gwrks64.dll (by GEAR-Software) - GEAR.wrks for Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (GEAR.wrks main dll)
  • iPodUpdaterExt.dll (by Apple) - iPod Universal Updater (iPod Universal Updater Module)
  • gnsdk_dsp.dll (by Gracenote) - Gracenote SDK (Gracenote SDK component)
  • gnsdk_manager.dll (by Gracenote)
  • gnsdk_musicid.dll
  • gnsdk_submit.dll
  • FreeFileSync.exe (by www.FreeFileSync.org) - FreeFileSync (FreeFileSync - Folder Comparison and Synchronization)
  • RealTimeSync.exe (by www.FreeFileSync.org) - RealTimeSync (RealTimeSync - Real-time Command Line Launcher)
  • iTunes.exe (by Apple) - iTunes
  • iTunesAdmin.dll - iTunes Administrative DLL
  • iTunesCore.dll
  • iTunesHelper.dll - iTunesHelper DLL
  • iTunesHelper.exe - iTunesHelper
  • iTunesMiniPlayer.dll - iTunes Miniplayer DLL (64-bit)
  • HideConsole.vbs
  • acronis_drive.exe - Acronis True Image 2018 (Acronis Drive Service)
  • afcdpapi.dll - Acronis Tools (Acronis File Level CDP (Time Machine) Public API)
  • aszbrowsehelper.exe - Acronis True Image 2018 ASZ Browse Helper
  • bootagent_license_ur.dll - Acronis Backup License Module to export license info for ramdisk
  • BrowseFolderHelper.exe - Browse folder helper
  • cdrecord2.exe - Acronis CDRecord (CD recording backend)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • extcmp.exe - Acronis True Image 2018 External Comparison Server
  • fox.dll - FOX GUI Library
  • ga_service.exe - Google analytics report sender
  • gc.dll - Acronis GC (GC)
  • growisofs.exe - Acronis GrowISOFS (DVD recording backend)
  • icu38.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (IBM ICU Common DLL)
  • icudt38.dll (by IBM and others) - ICU Data DLL
  • icudt54.dll (by The ICU Project)
  • icuin54.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc54.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • kb_link.dll - Knowledge base link for smart reporting creator
  • libcrypto10.dll - OPENSSL Crypto Library
  • libcrypto-10.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL shared library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - OpenSSL Shared Library
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • libqrencode.dll - QR encode library
  • libssl10.dll - OPENSSL Ssl Library
  • libssl-10.dll
  • LicenseActivator.exe - Acronis True Image 2018 License Activator
  • MediaBuilder.exe - Acronis Media Builder
  • mobile_backup_status_server.exe - Acronis Mobile Backup Status Server
  • opengl32sw.dll
  • prl_report.exe (by Parallels) - Prl Report
  • prl_stat.exe - Wrapper for Parallels Report
  • qt_resources.dll - Acronis True Image 2018 QT resources
  • qt_supp.dll - Qt supply library
  • Qt5Core.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd)
  • Qt5Network.dll
  • Qt5OpenGL.dll
  • Qt5PrintSupport.dll
  • Qt5Sql.dll
  • Qt5WebKit.dll
  • Qt5WebKitWidgets.dll
  • Qt5Widgets.dll
  • Qt5WinExtras.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iTunes.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
2 Context Menu Handlers
  • tishell.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
  • tishell64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {C539A15A-3AF9-4c92-B771-50CB78F5C751}.
Scheduled Task
  • iTunes.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9CB036C1-5A06-4125-BE94-75FF9E97A1A2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iTunesHelper (2).
  • mobile_backup_status_server.exe runs as a service named 'Serveur de statut de sauvegarde mobile Acronis' (mobile_backup_status_server) "Serveur de statut de sauvegarde mobile Acronis".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iTunesHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SystemReport.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\SystemReport.exe'.
  • mobile_backup_status_server.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\mobile_backup_status_server.exe'.
  • MediaBuilder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\MediaBuilder.exe'.
  • ga_service.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\ga_service.exe'.
  • acronis_drive.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\acronis_drive.exe'.

How do I remove Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder?

You can uninstall Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Acronis Universal Restore Bootable Media Builder.

Win 10 84%
Win 7 (SP1) 16%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 83.92%
Windows 7 16.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 41.10%
Windows 10 Home 36.89%
Windows 7 Professional 7.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.76%
  Germany 13.10%
  Italy 5.00%
  France 3.81%
  Netherlands 3.10%
  United Kingdom 2.38%
  Switzerland 1.67%
  Canada 0.95%
  Spain 0.95%
  Australia 0.71%
  Belgium 0.48%
  AO 0.24%
  Austria 0.24%
  Chile 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.59%
Dell 24.12%
ASUS 11.76%
Acer 7.06%
Lenovo 4.71%
Medion 4.71%
Intel 2.94%
MSI 2.35%
American Megatrends 2.35%
Apple 1.18%
Samsung 1.18%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.09%
Dell XPS 8700 3.68%
HP 750-524 3.68%
HP HP ENVY x360 Convertib... 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.21%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 2.21%

About (from Acronis)

Acronis can help you securely migrate, protect and recover critical data wherever it resides in your physical, virtual or cloud environments.
Publisher URL: www.acronis.com


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