What is W3dbsmgr.exe?
W3dbsmgr.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if W3dbsmgr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
W3dbsmgr.exe file information
The process known as Database Service Manager belongs to software Pervasive Software PSQL or Pervasive.SQL (version V8 Workgroup, 2000i Workgroup) or Pervasive.SQL Workgroup or Pervasive's Database Products or Pervasive PSQL (version v10 SP3 Workgroup) by Pervasive Software (www.pervasive.com).
Description: W3dbsmgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. W3dbsmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 106,546 bytes (77% of all occurrences), 102,450 bytes and 6 more variants.
The W3dbsmgr.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. The program has no visible window. W3dbsmgr.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You might want to do the following:
1) remove the entire program Pervasive Software PSQL or Pervasive.SQL Workgroup using Windows Control Panel
2) contact www.pervasive.com to assist you
3) verify that you have installed the latest version.
Recommended: Identify W3dbsmgr.exe related errors
If W3dbsmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 94,208 bytes. The program has a visible window. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. W3dbsmgr.exe is not a Windows system file.
If W3dbsmgr.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 102,400 bytes. W3dbsmgr.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file.
If W3dbsmgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 106,546 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Pervasive.SQL Workgroup Engine" can run at start up. Database Service Manager for Pervasive SQL 2000 Workgroup edition. Required if you use Pervasive SQL but it's recommended you start it manually before using it as it has a tendancy to crash/freeze if loaded with other applications at startup
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as W3dbsmgr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the W3dbsmgr.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.
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