What is IDBSvr.exe?

The genuine IDBSvr.exe file is a software component of ACDSee by ACD Systems.
IDBSvr.exe is an executable file that belongs to ACDSee, an image organizer, editor and viewer. This process runs an indexing service that collects information about images and adds it to the ACDSee image database. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. ACDSee features lossless RAW format editing, batch processing (processing multiple images together), metadata editing in EXIF and IPTC formats, with parameters for rating, keywords, categories, and geotagging/GPS support. ACDSee's database supports backing up, and being exported/imported as an XML or binary file. The program was first released in 1994 and sold for $15 a copy. ACDSee supports the Windows and Mac OSX platforms. ACD Systems is an American company that designs and develops digital image editing and management software. The company caters to millions of customers in small and medium businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and private consumers. ACD Systems was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA.

IDBSvr stands for Image DataBase 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 IDBSvr.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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IDBSvr.exe file information

The process known as IDBSvr belongs to software ACD Systems Ltd. IDBSvr or ACDSee 5.0 Standard Trial by ACD Systems (

Description: IDBSvr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file IDBSvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 233,472 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 229,376 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of IDBSvr.exe, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramACDSee 5.0 Standard Trial or ACD mPower Tools Trial
  2) go to the support area of the Acdsystems website.

Recommended: Identify IDBSvr.exe related errors

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

Annoying ACDSEE Image database process.
Hangs often on my win2k system. Wish ACDSEE would let me turn off the database.
nicht unbedingt nötig für den Gebrauch von ACDSee und Systemverlangsamend. Bei Löschung meckert ACDSee, startet jedoch trotzdem problemlos mit Defaulteinstellungen.
wird von acdssee 501 power pack installiert

Summary: Average user rating of IDBSvr.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 2 users think IDBSvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think 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 IDBSvr issues

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