What is ElbServer.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 ElbServer.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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ElbServer.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ElbServer
ElbServer.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ElbServer belongs to software Media Gallery or VAIO - Media Gallery by Sony (

Description: ElbServer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ElbServer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 72,192 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 83,344 bytes, 81,264 bytes, 81,328 bytes or 78,184 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The program has no visible window. The file has a digital signature. The file is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with ElbServer.exe, you can uninstall VAIO - Media Gallery or Media Gallery software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify ElbServer.exe related errors

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

die exe startet von selbst und sammelt informationen zu mediendateien auf ihrem computer. Kann bei großen Mediendateien zu großer CPU-Auslastung führen

Summary: Average user rating of ElbServer.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ElbServer issues

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