What is albd_server.exe?

The genuine albd_server.exe file is a software component of IBM Rational ClearCase by IBM.
"albd_server.exe" is the executable known as Atria Location Broker Daemon Server. This file runs in the background without user control. It monitors port 371 for any software related requests and when it receives a specific request, it sends the request to the appropriate program or software. The file is part of IBM Rational ClearCase, which is a software management and configuration tool used by many software programs for installations, version control, development support, etc. The IBM Rational ClearCase software is developed by Rational Software, a division of IBM. IBM was founded in 1911 as a machine developer and later evolved into computing technology. Now, the company offers technological services and solutions to everyday common issues found in today’s society.

albd_server stands for atria location broker daemon _ server

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 albd_server.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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Albd_server.exe file information

The process known as albd_server.exe belongs to software ClearCase by IBM (

Description: Albd_server.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Albd_server.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 177,024 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 177,008 bytes or 223,232 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. Albd_server.exe is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as albd_server.exe. Therefore, you should check the albd_server.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

ClearCase server process, ClearCase is a source control software development tool
  Matias Bjarland  
IBM Clearcase Server Dienst
  Conzi   (further information)
ClearCase from IBM
Clearcase server process (Atria Location Broker Daemon)
Required to run Rational ClearCase
  Phil Durt  
These processes seem to be related to version control tools such as clearcase.
albd_server is part of IBM's clearcase source control management tool. Albd_server (atria location broker daemon) is the "broker" for all ClearCase functions. It listens on port 371, and depending on the request being made, dispatches the request to the correct program or protocol
  John Nelson   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of albd_server.exe: based on 9 votes with 8 user comments. 8 users think albd_server.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving albd_server issues

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

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

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