What is fbguard.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 fbguard.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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Fbguard.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fbguard
Fbguard.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Firebird SQL Server belongs to software Firebird (version with CollatePTBR) or Firebird SQL Server or DRoster or PCT-SAFE Online Filing by Firebird Project ( or The Firebird Project ( or FirebirdSQL Project (

Description: Fbguard.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fbguard.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 81,920 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to uninstall Firebird or DB_Firebird software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7), search the support area on the Firebirdsql website or verify that you have installed the latest version.

Recommended: Identify fbguard.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fbguard.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fbguard.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 just a SQL database, used by different kind of software
It installs with SAM 321 which is an Audio Internet program
Its a Database Server (Firebird)
  Dominique   (further information)
Installs with SAM audio program and is not dangerous
needed for SAM broadcaster
part of Firebird SQL Server
  mee   (further information)
look in common files\borland shared\bde
Used by various software companies. In my case received form the World Intellectual Property Organization as part of specialized patent filing software. Safe.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of fbguard.exe: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments. 8 users think fbguard.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks fbguard.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving fbguard issues

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