What is QBDBMgr.exe?

The genuine QBDBMgr.exe file is a software component of Adaptive Server Anywhere by Intuit .
QBDBMgr.exe is the main executable for the QuickBooks Database Manager. This program is a utility that allows the configuration of the QuickBooks Database. The QuickBooks Database Manager can scan folders for QuickBooks company files that need to be configured for multi-user access. Intuit Inc. is an American software company that was founded in 1983 by Scott Cook, a former employee at Procter & Gamble when he realized that personal computers would replace paper-and-pencil based personal accounting. Intuit develops financial and tax related software and services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. It is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

QBDbMgr stands for QuickBooks Database Manager

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 QBDBMgr.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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QBDBMgr.exe file information

The process known as QuickBooks Database Manager or Adaptive Server Anywhere Database Engine or Intuit Personal Database Manager belongs to software QuickBooks or Adaptive Server Anywhere or QuickBooks Customer Manager by Intuit ( or iAnywhere Solutions (

Description: QBDBMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The QBDBMgr.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 126,976 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 131,072 bytes, 128,536 bytes, 679,936 bytes or 73,728 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramQuickBooks or QuickBooks Customer Manager
  2) contact Customer Service
  3) search for an update on the vendor’s website.

Recommended: Identify QBDBMgr.exe related errors

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

Quickbooks Database Manager Application
  Dale Rivers   (further information)
my Emsisoft Virus protection identified it as "Behavior Crypto Malware" with medium security threat. I ran the free online version of Security Task Manager scan and it showed legit. Without it quickbooks would not open
  Larry G   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of QBDBMgr.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think QBDBMgr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving QBDBMgr issues

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