What is tomcat.exe?

The genuine tomcat.exe file is a software component of Tomcat Web Server by Apache Software Foundation.
Tomcat.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Tomcat Web Server, an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation. This file is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. Tomcat originated as a tiny servlet reference implementation created by James Duncan Davidson, a programmer working with Sun Microsystems. Davidson helped make the project completely open source and was responsible for the project being donated from Sun Microsystems to the Apache Software Foundation. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is an American non-profit organization that supports Apache software projects. The ASF operates as a community of developers, distributing software that is produced under the Apache License, thereby keeping it open source and free. The organization was founded in 1999 in Delaware, USA.

Tomcat stands for Tomcat Web Server

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 tomcat.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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Tomcat.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with tomcat
Tomcat.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as JavaService or ISDN SpeedManager belongs to software JavaService or SI Stand-alone application or ISDN SpeedManager by Alexandria Software Consulting ( or T-Systems Nova GmbH.

Description: Tomcat.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Tomcat.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (85% of all occurrences) or 860,160 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Tomcat.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to do the following:
  1) uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > SI Stand-alone application)
  2) turn to the software developer, GM, for advice.

Recommended: Identify tomcat.exe related errors

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

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program used for data driven websites
  tater salad  
tomcat.exe is the service executable process to Tomcat Web Server
  Wrik   (further information)
where is it located
is good web server
Can use a lot of RAM when running for several days
  Michael Jensen, DK  
web container-it is web container uninstall your Antivirus then install tomcat it work fine,other wise your antivirus treat as a virus.
  imran khan  
Apache Tomcat Webserver. Part of many applications. Not always strictly on-line - look no further than Adaptec/PMC's maxView Storage Manager used by RAID controllers from this particular vendor for array GUI management. Don't disable it unless you're absolutely certain that there are no dependencies. Otherwise software which require it won't work. It's RAM intensive application - make sure you have enough.
  Thrawn right hand man  
After a while uses a ton of memory and slows down PCs

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Summary: Average user rating of tomcat.exe: based on 9 votes with 9 user comments. 5 users think tomcat.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users don't grade tomcat.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving tomcat issues

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