What does the ibserver.exe file do?
The ibserver.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, Inprise (www.borland.com). An obsolete or defective version of ibserver.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)
- ibserver.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ibserver.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ibserver.exe InterBase Server
ibserver.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Ibserver.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,769,472 bytes (33% of all these files), 1,735,764 bytes, 2,011,136 bytes, 1,701,888 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,702,400 bytes.
This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The ibserver file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. For this reason, 59% 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 ibserver.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 ibserver?
|SQL Server by Borland/Inprise (further information...) |
|It is an Apache server for Windows. Open-source VB project...find it at sourceforge. |
|Borland Database |
|ibserver is also a part of HP's Rack and Power Manager Software |
|HP Rack and power manager (uses Firebird Web). Path C:\Program Files\HP\Rack and Power Manager\Firebird\bin |
|The newest version of HP Rack and Power Manager (4.1) doesn't use it. So, remove the old version, install 4.1 and all is well. (further information...) |
|Using lots of system resources |
|Used by international patent filing software PCT-SAFE |
Summary: 6 users judge ibserver.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. 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 ibserver.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 ibserver.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.