What is kdbsync.exe?

The genuine kdbsync.exe file is a software component of AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding by AMD.
Kdbsync.exe is an executable file that belongs to AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding, a software encoder that encodes media from one format to another. This file is usually set to run at system startup, causing anti-virus software to flag it as malware. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American corporation that develops solutions in semiconductor technology and its applications in computer processors, motherboards, graphics processors and embedded systems for business and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

KDbSync stands for Kernel Database Synchronization

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 kdbsync.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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Kdbsync.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with kdbsync
Kdbsync.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding belongs to software AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding or AMD Accelerated Video by Advanced Micro Devices (

Description: Kdbsync.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Kdbsync.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 10,752 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 20,992 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. Kdbsync.exe is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with AMD Accelerated Video Transcoding or AMD Accelerated Video occur, you can also remove the entire program using Windows Control Panel or search the support area on the AMD website.

Recommended: Identify kdbsync.exe related errors

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

After updating the AMD video driver, it seems to have become incompatible with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
Für diejenigen, die nicht finden konnte kdbsync.exe in ihrer msconfig Autorun-Menü: -Start -run -regedit -HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Wow6432Node \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run -Rechtsklick auf kdbsync.exe -delete -ok Versuch Ihren eigene Gefahr. Eben beschriebenen Weg zur Lösung.

Summary: Average user rating of kdbsync.exe: based on 5 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think kdbsync.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.

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Best practices for resolving kdbsync issues

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