What is mysqld-max-nt.exe?

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 mysqld-max-nt.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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Mysqld-max-nt.exe file information

The process known as mysqld-max-nt.exe belongs to software HP ProCurve Manager or Benchmark Factory for Databases by Quest Software (

Description: Mysqld-max-nt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mysqld-max-nt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,431,872 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 4,964,352 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The mysqld-max-nt.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Mysqld-max-nt.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with mysqld-max-nt.exe occur, you can do the following:

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If mysqld-max-nt.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 84% dangerous. The file size is 4,431,872 bytes. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program has no file description. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with mysqld-max-nt.exe occur, you can completely remove Benchmark Factory for Databases (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

Mysql Server
  Marcus Höller-Schlieper   (further information)
MySQL database engine
  Jan Paul   (further information)
Installed as the relational db of another reputable prog.
MySQL database engine
  Wouter   (further information)
This file is part of the MySQL Database Engine for Windows.
  Matthew Clark   (further information)
Mysql as the filename says so
  Lin   (further information)
Start MySQL as a standalone console application.
    (further information)
Some apps include this DB engine. EG. Quest Benchmark. If you don't use this, the kill the process. It won't hurt.
Runs Mysql on Windows
  X   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of mysqld-max-nt.exe: based on 11 votes with 9 user comments. 7 users think mysqld-max-nt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving mysqld-max-nt issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with mysqld-max-nt. 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 mysqld-max-nt.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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