What is DBServer.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 DBServer.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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DBServer.exe file information

The process known as DbServer belongs to software Trend Micro OfficeScan by Trend Micro (

Description: DBServer.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file DBServer.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 31,744 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. The DBServer.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 90% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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If DBServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 712,790 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using DBServer.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Trend Micro OfficeScan (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

dbserver is the database server for WebCatalog now WebDNA
  Sal D'Anna   (further information)
dbserver.exe is either Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security located in c:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Security Server\PCCSRV\Web\Service\DbServer.exe or Gravis AppAware Loader, located in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DBServer.exe, background task loaded by the drivers for Gravis game controller, joystick, or game pad, and which implements the controller, joystick or game pad button configurations that we set up and configured.
it is used by freepos restaurant pos software
  jerry finne   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of DBServer.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think DBServer.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving DBServer issues

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