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.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 MySQL Server (version 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.0) or WampServer (version 2.5, 2.2) or Remote Access DB or The MySQL Server or MySQL or CONNECT or Dell Remote Access or MySQL5
belongs to software MySQL Server or XAMPP or Squeezebox Server or WampServer or EasyPHP (version 2.0b1) or Dell Remote Access or ProcessMaker or NVMS5 Standard Edition or MySQL Database Server or SugarCRM on FastStack or Bitnami WordPress Stack or AppServ or SlimServer or SqueezeCenter
by Oracle (www.oracle.com) or MySQL AB (www.mysql.com) or Dell (www.dell.com) or Hervé Leclerc (HeL) or SingleClick Systems (www.singleclicksystems.com) or MariaDB Corporation Ab or TISS MSC or Zmanda.
Description: Mysqld.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mysqld.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" or in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 4,149,248 bytes (9% of all occurrences), 6,041,600 bytes and 114 more variants.
The program is not visible. Mysqld.exe is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify mysqld.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mysqld.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mysqld.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 mysqld. 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.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.