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What is adb.exe?

Adb.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if adb.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Adb.exe file information

The process known as HTC Sync or HTC Sync Manager

belongs to software Android SDK Tools or HTC Sync or Adobe InDesign (version CS6, CS5) or MyPhoneExplorer or ManageMyMobile or AppInventor Setup or iDisplay

by HTC (www.htc.com) or Nero AG (nero.com).

Description: Adb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. adb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 410,942 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 162,816 bytes and 15 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/adb.exe.html 
The adb.exe file is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. The adb.exe file is not a Windows system file. Adb.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with adb.exe, you can also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > MyPhoneExplorer or HTC Sync) or ask the www.fjsoft.at [1][2]'s Customer Service for advice.

Recommended: Identify adb.exe related errors

If adb.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 25% dangerous. The file size is 417,024 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The adb.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

If adb.exe is located in the Windows Temp folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 410,942 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 815,104 bytes. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. Adb.exe is able to monitor applications.

If adb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 2,543,968 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 162,816 bytes.

If adb.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 74% dangerous. The file size is 2,258,137 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as adb.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the adb.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

It is a file needed for Android development and is downloaded with the SDK. Doesn't seem to be dangerous and shouldn't be deleted for development programs to function properly.
  Sanjiv Sharma  
android debug bridge
  Osiris.sam   (further information)
That's the "android debug bridge", a tool that deals with the emulator/ device.
  Farhad Tarapore  
Auf meinem Rechner gehört dieses Programm zum Paket BirdieSync und dient dem Datenaustausch zwischen Mobiltelefonen und Windowsrechner ähnlich dem Produkt Microsoft Outlook (With BirdieSync™, synchronize your Windows Mobile device (contacts, events, tasks and mails), your iPhone (contacts) or your Android device (contacts and events) with Thunderbird™ with Lightning extension installed and Sunbird™ on your PC. Thanks to its own synchronization engine, contacts, events, tasks and mails are synchronized as soon as your mobile is connected to your PC. Every creation, modification or deletion...)
  Friedrich-Wilhelm Prussak   (further information)
In my case it's the Android debug bridge, part of the android sdk.
  André Miranda   (further information)
This is the Adroid Debug Bridge for Android development on a windows machine.
  bpolant   (further information)
Included in software for phones with Android system
This file is important in loading apps and such for andriod phones
It is a file that is associated with the HTC sync software that you can install on your PC to sync your HTC Android phone.
adb.exe is part of the Google Android Developers kit (Android Debugging Bridge)
This file shows up when my HTC Thunderbolt is connected to my laptop, preventing tethering using pdfnet. It can be ended half of the time!
I found it in C:\program files\HTC sync --- So part of android managment software?
  Mark Haworth  
its part of htc's android sdk
  step   (further information)
it stop installs from working
  Herbert Johnson  
Necessary for Android Development
Came with HTC Sync
required for htc to function
Also comes with the 'MyPhoneExplorer' app for android phones.
  Vic Weber  
installed with android sdk
  Marvin   (further information)
Included in Alcatel Android Manager and Android Tools for Windows 7
  Corneliu FLOREA  
Android Dev Bridge
iobit managemymobile application and its a trusted program if you iobit dont delete it

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of adb.exe: based on 31 votes with 22 user comments.
9 users think adb.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 10 users think it's probably harmless. 11 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks adb.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 4 users don't grade adb.exe ("not sure about it").

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