What is db2jds.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 db2jds.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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Db2jds.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with db2jds
Db2jds.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as IBM® DB2 belongs to software IBM DB2 or DB2 Application Development by International Business Machines (

Description: Db2jds.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Db2jds.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 160,256 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 194,088 bytes, 128,512 bytes or 140,800 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. There is no file information. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with db2jds.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as db2jds.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the db2jds.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

Its installed with DB2 Connect (located in the SQLLIB\Bin dir)
Das is der JDBC-Applet-Server für die DB2 von IBM
  Urmel Dähn  
The DB2 JDBC applet server service. This service intercepts and handles all JDBC applications connecting to the DB2 server.
Part of DB2 installation

Summary: Average user rating of db2jds.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think db2jds.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 db2jds issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with db2jds. 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 db2jds.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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