What is slapd.exe?

The genuine slapd.exe file is a software component of OpenLDAP by The OpenLDAP Project.
LDAP stands for 'Lightweight Directory Access Protocol'. It is an Open Source suite of directory software developed by the Internet community based upon prior work by the University of Michigan. LDAP is a lightweight alternative to the X.500 Directory Access Protocol (DAP) for use on the Internet. Slapd is the standalone LDAP daemon. It listens for LDAP connections and responds to the LDAP operations it receives over these connections.

SLAPD stands for Standalone LDAP Daemon

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 slapd.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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Slapd.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with slapd
Slapd.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as OpenLDAP belongs to software Mobility Warehouse System or IceWarp Merak Mail Server or Directory Server or Hyperion Essbase by Lucas Bergman & Matthias Mohr or Your Company Name.

Description: Slapd.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Slapd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,360 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 962,560 bytes, 1,265,664 bytes, 979,004 bytes or 528,331 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Slapd.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 70% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to search the support area on the Icewarp website or remove the entire program IceWarp Merak Mail Server or Directory Server using Windows Control Panel.

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If slapd.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 368,640 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. The application can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Slapd.exe is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to remove the entire program UAUD Service using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as slapd.exe. Therefore, you should check the slapd.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

it works through the windows sidebar grabbing passwords throgh the slideshow .G0ing opaque on your @$$ resulting in system chaos if you are on the wrong side.I 've been trying to gather all the files w2ashere
slapd.exe belongs to OpenLDAP. It is supplied by several vendors and is an optional component of Cygwin.
  EJP   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of slapd.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks slapd.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving slapd issues

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