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 postgres.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 PostgreSQL Server or hehe or PostgreSQL (version 8.3)
belongs to software PostgreSQL or ManageEngine Applications Manager (version 12) or ManageEngine OpManager or ManageEngine EventLog Analyzer (version 9) or C9 PostgreSQL or ManageEngine Desktop Central (version 9 - Server) or ADManager Plus or HP Library and Tape Tools WebGUI
by PostgreSQL Global Development Group (www.postgresql.org) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: Postgres.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The postgres.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 3,674,112 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 5,518,336 bytes and 48 more variants.
The program has no visible window. The postgres.exe file is not a Windows system file. Postgres.exe is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If postgres.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 43% dangerous. The file size is 3,674,112 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 4,918,272 bytes. The program has no visible window. Postgres.exe is not a Windows core file. Postgres.exe is able to connect to the Internet.
If postgres.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 34% dangerous. The file size is 3,686,400 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 4,515,840 bytes. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. Postgres.exe is able to connect to the Internet.
If postgres.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 738,816 bytes.
If postgres.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 118,784 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as postgres.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Generic PUA LI (detected by Sophos), and Trojan.GenericKD.1160771 (detected by BitDefender). Therefore, you should check the postgres.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 postgres. 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 postgres.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.