What is mms_mini.exe?

The genuine mms_mini.exe file is a software component of Acronis True Image by Acronis.
Acronis True Image is a disk imaging utility and backup utility. Mms_mini.exe is an intermediary process that communicates requests between the Acronis family of products. This is a known process that is trusted, however, though it is not a Windows component removing or disabling it may cause problems with Acronis True Image.

Acronis True Image offers data protection services such as system-wide backups of the entire system, including the operating system, system settings, user accounts, applications, files, etc., as well as archival, access and recovery. Backups may be transferred across different systems regardless of the make or model, and can even be uploaded to the cloud to be accessed from anywhere at anytime. This program is available for the Microsoft, OSX, iOS, and Android platforms.

Acronis International GmbH is a Swiss company that develops cloud-based and local software solutions in data access, backup, and disaster recovery. The company primarily caters to small and medium-sized organizations through offices in Russia, Singapore and the United States. Acronis was founded by Serguei Beloussov, Ilya Zubarev, Stanislav Protassov and Max Tsyplyaev in 2003 and is currently headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

mms_mini stands for Managed Machine Service Mini

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 mms_mini.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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Mms_mini.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mms_mini
Mms_mini.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Managed Machine Service Mini belongs to software Acronis True Image (version 2016) or Acronis Tools by Acronis ( or Acronis International GmbH.

Description: Mms_mini.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mms_mini.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files"—for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Acronis\Infrastructure\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,884,064 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 4,795,288 bytes or 4,808,088 bytes. 
It is a service (mmsminisrv) running invisible in the background. The service enables data of true image on the machine.
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. There is no detailed description of this service. Mms_mini.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous; but you should also compare this rating with the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to visit the website or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramAcronis True Image or Acronis True Image 2016.

Recommended: Identify mms_mini.exe related errors

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

Acronis Backup and now Sync software. I've used and upgraded this for over 25+ years.
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Summary: Average user rating of mms_mini.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks mms_mini.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving mms_mini issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mms_mini. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the mms_mini.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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