What is fb_inet_server.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 fb_inet_server.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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Fb_inet_server.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fb_inet_server
Fb_inet_server.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Firebird SQL Server belongs to software Fishbowl Inventory or Firebird SQL Server or Firebird or Ad-Aware or CompanionLink by Firebird Project ( or FirebirdSQL Project (

Description: Fb_inet_server.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The fb_inet_server.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,689,856 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 3,727,360 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Fb_inet_server.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with fb_inet_server.exe, you may also want to ask the developer,, [1][2] for support, check the vendor’s website for a newer version or remove the entire program Firebird or Fishbowl Inventory using Windows Control Panel.

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


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Best practices for resolving fb_inet_server issues

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