What does the fbguard.exe file do?
The fbguard.exe process is also known as Firebird SQL Server and is a part of Firebird (Version 220.127.116.1170 with CollatePTBR) or, as the case may be, PCT-SAFE Online Filing. This software is produced by Firebird Project (www.firebirdsql.org) or, as the case may be, FirebirdSQL Project (www.firebirdsql.org). An obsolete or defective version of fbguard.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Firebird SQL Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Firebird SQL Server has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- fbguard.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module fbguard.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about fbguard.exe Firebird SQL Server
fbguard.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file fbguard.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 98,304 bytes (43% of all these files), 81,920 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves fbguard.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about fbguard?
|Its just a SQL database, used by different kind of software |
|It installs with SAM 321 which is an Audio Internet program |
|Its a Database Server (Firebird) (further information...) |
|Installs with SAM audio program and is not dangerous |
|needed for SAM broadcaster |
Summary: 8 users judge fbguard.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted fbguard.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Firebird or PCT-SAFE Online Filing
To remove Firebird SQL Server from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Firebird or PCT-SAFE Online Filing in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if fbguard.exe (Firebird SQL Server) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Firebird SQL Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Firebird SQL Server or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or fbguard.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.