What is mstordb.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 mstordb.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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Mstordb.exe file information

The process known as Media Catalog Object belongs to software Microsoft Office Enterprise or Microsoft Office Shared (version 64-bit Setup) by Microsoft (

Description: Mstordb.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Mstordb.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 832,800 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 627,256 bytes or 703,152 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The mstordb.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The mstordb.exe file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramMicrosoft Office Enterprise or Microsoft Office Shared MUI).

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

im moment bin ich sehr im zweifel über dieses Programm weil es mir durch das löschen von clips im Organiser total heißgelaufen ist und sich nur vielleicht noch durch abwürgen des Prozesses, der Organiser ist bereits beendet beenden läßt. CPU auslastung 100 %
  B. Zeller  
mstordb.exe is a process from Microsoft Clip Organizer by Microsoft and part of Microsoft Office Suite. - mstordb.exe is a process which belongs to the Microsoft Office Suite and adds additional graphical functions.

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

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Best practices for resolving mstordb issues

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