What is dbsrv9.exe?

The genuine dbsrv9.exe file is a software component of Adaptive Server Anywhere 9 by iAnywhere Solutions.
A background process that starts with Windows, this process is a relational database-management system from iAnywhere that has the ability to work with SQL databases from nearly any platform. This version introduced an embedded HTTP server for the first time. Founded in 1981, Sybase iAnywhere is located in Dublin, California.

DbSrv9 stands for Database Server 9

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 dbsrv9.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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Dbsrv9.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with dbsrv9
Dbsrv9.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Adaptive Server Anywhere Network Server belongs to software Symantec Endpoint Protection or Adaptive Server Anywhere or Symantec Embedded Database by iAnywhere Solutions (

Description: Dbsrv9.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Dbsrv9.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 83,248 bytes (63% of all occurrences) or 73,728 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 34% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with dbsrv9.exe, you could go to the software publisher,, for advice or uninstall Lexware Datenbank plus 2012 or Symantec Endpoint Protection from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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If dbsrv9.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 83,512 bytes. The program has no visible window. Dbsrv9.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as dbsrv9.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the dbsrv9.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

In our environment, our AV solution is Symantec Endpoint Protection. The dbsrv9.exe file is located in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager\ASA folder.
  Gabriel Lawrence   (further information)
Part of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
It's Symantec Embedded Web Service
it's symantecs database server process
  Devon Maya  

Summary: Average user rating of dbsrv9.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think dbsrv9.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving dbsrv9 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with dbsrv9. 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 dbsrv9.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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