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.
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 (www.borland.com) or Inprise (www.borland.com) or FirebirdSQL Project (www.firebirdsql.org) 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 (43% 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.
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If ibserver.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 1,748,992 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 1,769,472 bytes. Ibserver.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The application listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Ibserver.exe is not a Windows system file.
If ibserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 598,016 bytes. The program is not visible. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Ibserver.exe is not a Windows system file.
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.
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 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 ibserver.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.