What is tbkern32.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 tbkern32.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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Tbkern32.exe file information

The process known as Transbase/CD Database System belongs to software Transbase/CD Database System or GME EPC (version 3) by Transaction Software ( (version D 81737 Munich, D 81829 Munich).

Description: Tbkern32.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tbkern32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,748,992 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 2,416,640 bytes, 2,387,968 bytes, 1,118,208 bytes or 1,138,688 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The tbkern32.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program GM Global Infrastructure or GME EPC 3, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on GM Global Infrastructure or GME EPC 3 in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

Recommended: Identify tbkern32.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as tbkern32.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the tbkern32.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 currentlu has 1 757 184. It is part of the Transbase software from ETK/EPC. There may be numerous instantions on ETK servers. It is rather not malicious software altough not the safest one.
  M Wilk  
ist Bestanteil von DATII Software
    (further information)
I believe this to be part of the software I installed GM Service Manual on disc...
Ist ein Bestandteil des Opel/GM-Händlerprogrammes EPC
Its Part of Daimler EPC/WIS/ASRA Net!
Essetial for licenses when running EPC v4 Server
part of the Snap-On catalogs, if CPU usage is high check your update settings!

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of tbkern32.exe: based on 7 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think tbkern32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving tbkern32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with tbkern32. 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 tbkern32.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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