Is vshare.386 safe?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the vshare.386 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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Vshare.386 file information

The process belongs to software Borland Database Engine by unknown.

Description: Vshare.386 is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Vshare.386 is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 folder or in the C:\Windows folder or in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,933 bytes (99% of all occurrences) or 14,925 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: system.ini). Vshare.386 is not a Windows core file. vshare.386 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 68% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify vshare.386 related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as vshare.386, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the vshare.386 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

From googling I found that some programs don't work with this so I guess it must be normal
  Paul   (further information)
Seems to be windows relatet.
  Lasse F. Sørensen   (further information)
microsoft process
  mushu   (further information)
used to free up conventional memory (instead of "share") according to
Diese Datei gab es schon bei Windows 3.1 und war der Ersatz für die Datei Share.exe.
Per "": Many Windows-based applications that support OLE 2.0 require file-sharing and file-locking capabilities to be enabled. This is accomplished by loading VSHARE.386 in the [386Enh] section of the SYSTEM.INI file or by loading SHARE.EXE in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
  Henry   (further information)
upper memory manager from old DOS days for dBase 3.0 etc

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Summary: Average user rating of vshare.386: based on 10 votes with 7 user comments. 6 users think vshare.386 is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving vshare issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with vshare. 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 vshare.386 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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