Acronis changing "max usage" slider in system restore
I am currently running Acronis True Image 2016, Version 6571, on a Win7x64 desktop.
For a long time now I sometimes see a red bar and get warnings about my C drive running low on space. I have discovered that something (not me) has been changing my "max usage" slider in System Restore from 5% to 100%, and then fills it up with System Restore data.
I found this post online about Avast:
While googling around I [they] found this thread on the Avast! forums: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162041.0 According to this thread, this may be caused by the "NG" piece of the new version of Avast!, meaning you just have to go into control panel, programs and features, select Avast!, click CHANGE (not uninstall), and deselect the NG feature, as well as any others you don't use or are premium features like Grimefighter, Remote Assistance, SecureLine, and the gadget.
I don't use Avast, yet I poked around my software anyway. Nothing interesting.
Another post advised to make sure Volume Shadow Copy (VSS?) Service is running and to change it from manual to "automatic." Did that. No change. Another post mentioned something about software that attempts to interface with the Cloud, and I thought of how Acronis True Image 2016 offered me thata upgrade at every turn. I do not have a subscription for cloud backups. Yet, now I started testing to see if Acronis made the changes.
I reset my "max usage" slider for my C drive under System Restore back to 5%. Then, I started Acronis for a regular complete backup of all my drives - about 2 TB. Bingo! My slider was reset to 100%. The mystery source solved. I repeated this test a half dozen times. I let the system rest for a long time. I retested Acronis. The slider is reset by Acronis during the "calculating time" process.
Now we need a solution to stop Acronis from making changes to my "max usage" slider.
What can I do to stop this annoyance?
Thanks in advance,
Under Acronis Notification, I unchecked everything and the repeatable problem remains.