What is ntdbsmgr.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 ntdbsmgr.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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Ntdbsmgr.exe file information

The process known as Database Service Manager belongs to software Pervasive.SQL NT Server or Pervasive's Database Products by Pervasive Software (

Description: Ntdbsmgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ntdbsmgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 81,970 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with ntdbsmgr.exe, you may want to do the following:

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If ntdbsmgr.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 70% dangerous. The file size is 72,192 bytes. The file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows core file.

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

Used by Pervasive SQL engine to provide data to the ODBC clients
used in our system for pervasive SQL as well
ntdbsmgr.exe is part of Pervasive PSQL 10 developed by Pervasive Software Inc.

Summary: Average user rating of ntdbsmgr.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think ntdbsmgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving ntdbsmgr issues

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