What does the OBroker.exe file do?
The OBroker.exe process is also known as Orbiscom Communication Broker Module or, as the case may be, Orbiscom Broker Module and is a part of Orbiscom Broker Module. This software is produced by Orbiscom (www.mastercard.com). An obsolete or defective version of OBroker.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Orbiscom Communication Broker Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Orbiscom Communication Broker Module 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)
- OBroker.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module OBroker.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about OBroker.exe Orbiscom Communication Broker Module
OBroker.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. OBroker.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 148,480 bytes (65% of all these files), 145,920 bytes, 156,672 bytes or, as the case may be, 102,400 bytes.
It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. 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. For this reason, 50% 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 OBroker.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 OBroker?
|Belongs to paymentservice ex. Visa e-kard |
|It's used by an e-card program issued by the bank |
|I appears to belong to CitiBank virtual numbert program |
|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 |
Summary: 11 users judge OBroker.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall Orbiscom Broker Module
To remove Orbiscom Communication Broker Module 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 Orbiscom Broker Module in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if OBroker.exe (Orbiscom Communication Broker Module) 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 Orbiscom Communication Broker Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Orbiscom Communication Broker Module 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 OBroker.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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