What is axlbridge.exe?

The genuine axlbridge.exe file is a software component of QuickBooks for Windows by Intuit, Inc..
The "axlbridge.exe" Windows service by Intuit helps to make QuickBooks accounting software able to communicate across multiple computers. It starts when Windows boots. Its parent process in Task Manager is "svchost.exe". It may require the Microsoft .NET Framework to be present because it is installed along with QBFC, the .NET classes that enable building QuickBooks XML requests. It is not considered dangerous if found in "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks," although severe slowing of the host platform has been blamed on it, but may be disguised malware elsewhere. To uninstall "axlbridge.exe" it is necessary to uninstall QuickBooks. Web-related abilities have been added to QuickBooks continuously since 2000. Multiple computers can open a company file simultaneously. QuickBooks on a server can be accessed remotely. From its 1983 founding in California, USA, to produce Quicken personal accounting software, Intuit built on its popularity with QuickBooks for small and medium businesses, now dominating that market with a 75% share.

AXLBridge stands for Allow XML Bridge Module

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).

Recommended: Identify axlbridge.exe related errors

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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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