What is ibserver.exe?

The genuine ibserver.exe file is a software component of InterBase by Inprise.
The process is associated with the InterBase Server from Borland (Inprise). Interbase is a database management system. Borland went through a number of management and proposed company names changes during the 1990's, including Inprise, but began operating under the Borland name again in 2001. Borland was acquired by Micro Focus International in July 2009.

IBServer stands for InterBase 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 ibserver.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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Ibserver.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with ibserver
Ibserver.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as InterBase Server or Firebird Database Server

belongs to software InterBase (version 6 Open Edition) or InterBase Server or Firebird Database Server or Borland InterBase or Interbase (version 6)

by Borland Software ( or Inprise ( or FirebirdSQL Project ( or InterBase Software.

Description: Ibserver.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Ibserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,769,472 bytes (48% of all occurrences), 1,701,888 bytes and 16 more variants. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with InterBase or Firebird come up, you can uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program, visit the support page [1][2] or check if there is a newer version [1][2] available.

Recommended: Identify ibserver.exe related errors

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

SQL Server by Borland/Inprise
  Don   (further information)
It is an Apache server for Windows. Open-source VB project...find it at sourceforge.
  grated_geek   (further information)
Borland Database
  zapfen   (further information)
ibserver is also a part of HP's Rack and Power Manager Software
HP Rack and power manager (uses Firebird Web). Path C:\Program Files\HP\Rack and Power Manager\Firebird\bin
The newest version of HP Rack and Power Manager (4.1) doesn't use it. So, remove the old version, install 4.1 and all is well.
  TCS   (further information)
Using lots of system resources
Used by international patent filing software PCT-SAFE

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Summary: Average user rating of ibserver.exe: based on 8 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think ibserver.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 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 ibserver issues

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