What is axlbridge.exe?

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 axlbridge.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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Axlbridge.exe file information

The process known as AXLBridge Module belongs to software QuickBooks for Windows by Intuit (

Description: Axlbridge.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Axlbridge.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 124,192 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 86,016 bytes or 705,824 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The axlbridge.exe file is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. Axlbridge.exe is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Quickbooks provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ QuickBooks).

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

part of using quickbooks files stored on another location, or using quickbooks remotely
File used by Quickbooks when communicating with Intuit/Online Banking servers. Stays active for some reason even after Quickbooks is closed.
Although the following info is for Quickbooks 2000, I think the purpose of the file is still the same. It is a small program designed to allow large amounts of information from QuickBooks Pro to be imported into Excel when using the Summarize Payroll Data in Excel feature. This file comes with the R3 version of QuickBooks 2000. Earlier releases limited how much data could be imported into Excel. If you do not use the Summarize Payroll Data in Excel feature, you can press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to open the Close Program screen, select Axlbridge, and then click End Task to turn it off.
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Summary: Average user rating of axlbridge.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks axlbridge.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 axlbridge issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with axlbridge. 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 axlbridge.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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