What is fbserver.exe?

The genuine fbserver.exe file is a software component of Firebird by FirebirdSQL Project.
Firebird is an open source, multi-platform RDBMS (Relational Database Management Server). Fbserver.exe runs the Firebird application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Firebird is a relational database that provides the standard features of ANSI SQL. The latest version, Firebird 3.0, has seen a unification of server architecture and better support for symmetric multiprocessing and multicore hardware platforms. Fire supports Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows, AIX and many UNIX platforms. The program also provides support for C, C++, Delphi, Java, JavaScript, Lua, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, etc. The Firebird Project is an initiative of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters contributing towards a commercially independent, multi-platform RDBMS inspired by the source code released by Borland Software Corp in July, 2000. The FirebirdSQL Project is sustained by the Firebird Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization of individuals and companies who may contribute in either terms that may be monetary or otherwise in exchange for membership or sponsorship with the Foundation.

FbServer stands for Firebird SQL Server

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 fbserver.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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Fbserver.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fbserver
Fbserver.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Firebird SQL Server or Firebird SQL Server - MAGIX Edition or ComputerTime Firebird SQL Server

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Description: Fbserver.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file fbserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,527,887 bytes (14% of all occurrences), 2,043,904 bytes and 33 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The fbserver.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Firebirdsql provides update information ( You could uninstall Firebird or Firebird SQL Server - MAGIX software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify fbserver.exe related errors

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

Datenbank Treiber des Firebird Servers
  Andre P.   (further information)
Its part of the back end of a Point of Sale System
  Matthew Lenfest  
Firebird SQL Server
It belongs to Firebird RDBMS. Removing it might prevent one or more of your application that rely on it as their database from working.
  Maya   (further information)

  Zwierzak   (further information)
It is the core engine of a database manager, just like Oracle or MS-SQLServer. If it is in your computer, you definitely need it.
  Eduardo Resek   (further information)
Used by many vendors as a backend process e.g. Citrix use it as database for the service monitoring agent
in my case it comes with point of sale software (Firstmag)
  Koen Vandeghinste  
Installed in C:\Program Files\Common Files\MAGIX Services\Database\bin part ofMagix Photo manager
On my system, it is used with Firestorm, a browser-viewer application used to access Second Life and similar virtual worlds (based on identical logo in each). Firebird itself is a relational database system that evolved from Borland's InterBase (2000). It is free, and runs on Linux, Windows, and some Unix systems, and you are allowed to use it for commercial purposes. Disabling or removing it will cause whichever app needs it to not function properly (I always recommend donating to the developers if you turn a profit off it).
  Rev Deborah J Lipsitz   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of fbserver.exe: based on 22 votes with 10 user comments. 17 users think fbserver.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving fbserver issues

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