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Annoying Acronis True Image Home popup window.

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When Acronis True Image Home isn't running, I'm getting a popup with a special offer. If I click anywhere on the ad, Acronis True Image Home is launched and I get a special offer. I clicked on "Don't show again", but the ads keep popping up.

http://i.imgur.com/yrj2jpN.jpg

I thought my computer was infected, so I did a clean install of Windows 10 and just Acronis True Image Home and it's still happening.

Any thoughts on how to disable the popup other than uninstalling? I won't be able to use my laptop for work presentations for fear of this ad being displayed on software I've already purchased.

If I can't disable it, any good free or paid alternatives?

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From what I can find online, Acronis has a history of shady practices and incredibly inconsiderate behavior towards its customers. Unfortunately, in its quest to make you spend more money on the newest version of True Image Home, the application will keep badgering you with promotional popup windows telling you about the "advantages" of purchasing the newer version. It's not actually dangerous for your PC, but as far as I know, there's no way to stop this while the tool is installed on your PC.

As far as alternatives go, I recommend checking out CrashPlan or Macrium Reflect. If you're going to uninstall Acronis, according to its own website, the application may not "go quietly", so I recommend using Revo Uninstaller or GeekUninstaller to get the job done.

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