What is s7ubtstx.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 s7ubtstx.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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S7ubtstx.exe file information

The process known as Start Tool for SYBASE Database belongs to software SIEMENS STEP (version 7/S7(TM) Programmable Controller, 7/S7(TM) Automatisierungssystem) by SIEMENS AG (

Description: S7ubtstx.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file s7ubtstx.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 102,453 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 110,645 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. It is not a Windows core file. S7ubtstx.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 12% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with s7ubtstx.exe, you can uninstall SIMATIC STEP 7 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as s7ubtstx.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the s7ubtstx.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

Start Tool for SYBASE Database Not a Necessary File on Boot
Step 7 Software Extension, Useless on Boot, Remove it With REGEDIT command or MSCONFIG

Summary: Average user rating of s7ubtstx.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think s7ubtstx.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving s7ubtstx issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with s7ubtstx. 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 s7ubtstx.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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