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What does the QBDBMgr.exe file do?

The QBDBMgr.exe process is also known as QuickBooks Database Manager or, as the case may be, Adaptive Server Anywhere Database Engine and is a part of QuickBooks or, as the case may be, Adaptive Server Anywhere. This software is produced by Intuit (www.intuit.com) or, as the case may be, iAnywhere Solutions (www.sybase.com/mobilize). An obsolete or defective version of QBDBMgr.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about QBDBMgr.exe QuickBooks Database Manager

QBDBMgr.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file QBDBMgr.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 131,072 bytes (28% of all these files), 128,536 bytes, 126,976 bytes, 679,936 bytes or, as the case may be, 73,728 bytes.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The QBDBMgr file is not part of the Windows operating system. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 25% 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 QBDBMgr.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 QBDBMgr?

Quickbooks Database Manager Application (further information...)
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Summary: One user judges QBDBMgr.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall QuickBooks or Adaptive Server Anywhere

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To remove QuickBooks Database Manager from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for QuickBooks or Adaptive Server Anywhere in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if QBDBMgr.exe (QuickBooks Database Manager) 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 QuickBooks Database Manager. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for QuickBooks Database Manager 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 QBDBMgr.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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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