What is Server.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 Server.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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Server.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Server
Server.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Virage or urO or Microsoft or SRi or Sambar Server (version 5.0) or demonio666vip or watchdog or Ace of Spades

belongs to software Virage or wAmfmQd or Game Jackal or Microsoft Windows Operating System or cocaUmjGpAGCOfgBD or Sambar Server or Microsoft .NET Framework or ScclrCfTtQrQ

by Microsoft ( or IOKVa or zvjEulzJssfRtPbqX or SlySoft ( or BackWeb ( or Malwarebytes ( or pdf or Remote Mouse.

Description: Server.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file Server.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 24,064 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 418,816 bytes and 42 more variants. 
The Server.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Winlogon\Shell, MACHINE\RunServices, Userinit, MACHINE\RunOnce). The Server.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. Server.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 61% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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External information from Paul Collins:
There are different files with the same name:

Important: Some malware also uses the file name Server.exe, for example TROJ_GEN.F27E1H9 or BKDR_BLBINDI.SMN (detected by TrendMicro), and Trojan.Generic.11199168 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the Server.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

Belongs to caeser ftp. Client runs in background
Belongs to CesarFTP
Used by the Konfuze MMORPG engine. Defenetly not dangerous in any way. can be easily shutdown...
  General Leo   (further information)
Pinnacle Systems
Used in Pinnacle PCTV, to remember and easily load all teletext pages
Can be used by any networking service almost.
Pinnacle PCTV pro - drivers for teletext and tv-recording
Sambar web/ftp/multi server. Harmless, unless you don't remember installing it.
  Donald   (further information)
Part of xblgen.exe virus
is also the service run by metus, which means your computer is a bot
ACMP Server Service (Inventariesierungs-Software)
If it's below C:\Program Files\SlySoft\.... it's the GameJackal service, and is safe (assuming you've installed GameJackal)
  mattyo   (further information)
Server.exe may be dangerous if you do not remeber installing any programs like the Konfuze MMORPG engine or any other programs mentioned above. No Windows process will name itself server.exe unless you installed it, and if you did not, it may be a BitFrost or Cerberus infection, especially if your computer slows down or you open Task Manager and see more than 1 process after 5 minutes.
It is a RAT
It is prob a trojan so people can use a RAT to access your computer... just a thought
Starts up without my command
It's a remote admisitrator tool or keylogger.
Server.exe is a Backdoor Generic. It will re-install itself if an attempt to remove it tried. there are other programs re-installing it like server.rdq.exe. i suggest removing such files and clearing your cookies. The server.exe i got was harmless because i denied it from internet access and then blocked it from everything. then i dealt with it. the problem about it that i knew was it used up massive amounts of my memory (because it kept trying to run it multiple times) which slowed my computer down. remove server.exe if it says it is a windows program IMMEDIATELY.
  Jamie Green  
It's icon is a box thing, which makes me suspicious
APPDATA Roaming Install - server.exe
server.exe is the natural name when creating a R.A.T ( remote administration tool) and is extremely dangerous.
norton security does not like it
C:\Programme\SlySoft\Game Jackal v4\Server.exe
  KaqqBooN   (further information)
It's from the iPhone app that allows you to control your computer
I removed this with File Shredder, removed from registry, renamed and deleted, and it kept reinstalling every time i start my PC. I think this is evil virus, and how can anyone access my computer when i have disconnected the internet cable from the laptop
  Matt James  
well after finding this it definately dosent belong to windows not certain what it does nor where it came from looking at its properties it was masked as ccleaner and also stated from piriform haha anyway all jokes aside it was located in "C:\Windows\System32\install" and C:\Windows\System32\install and also "C:\Users\"youruseraccount"\AppData\Roaming\Windir\" even this folder must have been created by the virus cause it does not belong to windows neither. I'm adding screenshots hope this can help others get rid of this server.exe virus off their computer and I used hitman pro .
Virus, got it from a infected javascript
belongs to asus odirect player file
  jim sullivan  
when I am dragging files from folder to thumb drive I get double transfer . One app file and one shortcut to app file . Then computer throws a Server.exe failes to start error and them blue screen of death
mostly a Trojaner..
C:\Program Files(x86)\SlySoft\Game Jackal v4\Server.exe I had never even heard of Game Jackal until I got a popup while installing 3DS Max saying "server.exe" needed to be stopped to continue installation. I'm assuming it's a virus of some sort.
Made all of my .exe file unopenable gg.
Made all of my .exe file unopenable gg.
  Death to all server.exe!  
I just found it in my 3DStudio Max 2014 directory. It doesn't show up anywhere else and I'm assuming it showed up when I installed the application in about 7 months ago. Not sure if I should delete it or not - will contact Autodesk about this.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Server.exe: based on 46 votes with 34 user comments. 9 users think Server.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 6 users suspect danger. 18 users think Server.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade Server.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Server issues

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