What is OBroker.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 OBroker.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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OBroker.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with OBroker
OBroker.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Orbiscom Communication Broker Module or Orbiscom Broker Module belongs to software Orbiscom Broker Module by Orbiscom (

Description: OBroker.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. OBroker.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 102,400 bytes (45% of all occurrences), 145,920 bytes, 98,304 bytes or 156,672 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If OBroker.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 148,480 bytes (49% of all occurrences), 145,920 bytes, 102,400 bytes or 156,672 bytes. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as OBroker.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the OBroker.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

Belongs to paymentservice ex. Visa e-kard
  Lars Fernstrom  
It's used by an e-card program issued by the bank
I appears to belong to CitiBank virtual numbert program
  Hasse Dahlström   (further information)
OBroker.exe is possibly a component in Citibank's "Virtual Account Number" substitute credit card number generator. Their program "CitiVAN.exe" enables their cardholders to request a substitute credit card number linked to their real number, to use for an online purchase so the customer can avoid revealing the real card number. I deactivated the Citi Virtual Account Number program residing in the system tray (it was automatically activated during startup). OBroker.exe then dropped from the running processes list. Citibank's Technical Support: 1-800-347-4934
Isn't Metaboli issue?
Its installed by Citibank Virtual Account Numbers (VAN)
Used by Mastercard for "throwaway" credit card numbers
It is used by FIA Card Services to generate substitute credit card numbers
On my PC it is part of the Citi Virtual Credit Card app. (kill the citi app and OBroker closes)
Obroker installed as part of CitiBank's Virtual C/C account number generating program.
When I started IE8, it wanted to run but I said NO. It has disabled IE8 so it will not run. If not maleware, then it is BROKE!
  Elvin Player  
It is associated with Discover Card virtual number generator. When I exit the Discover application from the toolbar, this process ends.
Short use Credit Card Numbers-Protects against theft
Also used for Discover cards account numbers service
My machine runs it and I do not use Citibank. I do use Discover to generate alias (secure online) credit card numbers for online purchases. Obraker by Orbiscom runs when the Discover applet is in my Windows tray. It may be a utility program used by more than one bank.
I have Citi Bank Vitual Numbers, I think they're right about that
It runs shopsafe, a BofA virtual cedit card program. Do not delete if you want to use this program
  Jose Sierra  
It's part of ecard system that generates a random ecard to protect youir originalnumbers from being revealed
used by citi virtual card generator
Warning not to deal with OBROKER, they opened random contracts in my account without my approval and I lost all of my balance 5250$ within 4 days
  Mohamad El Banna  
This showed up after I installed CITI's Virtual Account Number PC program.
  Gabriel Fair  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of OBroker.exe: based on 25 votes with 22 user comments. 13 users think OBroker.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 7 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users suspect danger. 2 users don't grade OBroker.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving OBroker issues

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