What does the ibguard.exe file do?
The ibguard.exe process is also known as InterBase Server and is a part of InterBase. This software is produced by Borland Software (www.borland.com) or, as the case may be, Embarcadero Technologies. An obsolete or defective version of ibguard.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- InterBase Server has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- InterBase 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)
- ibguard.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ibguard.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ibguard.exe InterBase Server
ibguard.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ibguard.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 32,768 bytes (60% of all these files), 22,016 bytes or, as the case may be, 638,976 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The 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, 61% 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 ibguard.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 ibguard?
|InterBase Guardian. When using Borland's Interbase server, this will make sure the service is running, and will restart it if it crashes... (further information...) |
|Comes with Borland JBuilder 6 |
|Part of Borland InterBase software |
|TNT Buchungssystem |
|inter base file |
Summary: 5 users judge ibguard.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall InterBase
To remove InterBase 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 InterBase in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ibguard.exe (InterBase 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 InterBase Server. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for InterBase 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 ibguard.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.
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