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What is fbguard.exe?

Part of Firebird SQL Server by FirebirdSQL Project

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How does fbguard.exe run?

Service - fbguard.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance' (Firebird Guardian - DefaultInstance). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Firebird Guardian - DefaultInstance runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the fbguard.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of fbguard.exe users, 18.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fbguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000153% CPU15.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.03 MB RAM4.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         8 GDI objects5.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\firebird\firebird_2_0\bin\fbguard.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Firebird SQL Server.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)
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File details

File name: fbguard.exe
Name: Firebird SQL Server
Description: Firebird SQL Server
Version: WI-V2.0.1.12855
Product version:
Size: 80 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000109908%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000094643%
User CPU: 0.00000152650129%
Privileged CPU time: 93.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 25.93 MB
Peak committed memory: 29.32 MB
Paged memory: 1.03 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.04 MB
Paged system memory: 45.64 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.54 KB
Working set memory: 248 KB
Peak working set memory: 3.61 MB
Min working set memory: 100 KB
Private memory: 1.03 MB
Page faults: 1,013
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 30
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 42.54 KB
Read transfer /min: 5 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 210 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 206
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 10.03 KB
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 8
USER objects: 5
Handle count average: 46
Thread count average: 4
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbguard.exe" -s

Service details

Name: Firebird Guardian - DefaultInstance
Service name: FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Firebird Server Guardian - www.firebirdsql.org”

Image hashes

MD5: 3a1bbc09bd3d2de69de3f9f2fe1b7e7b
SHA-1: 068f6b3bd434ef4829218247435f474f95ad1d99
SHA-256: 828b55309a2abb1072e543685bee180175679073abaff263e3f62b19d7e63c93

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
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