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What is fbguard.exe?

Part of Firebird SQL Server by The Firebird 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 standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the fbguard.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of fbguard.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is fbguard.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
          0.00000175% CPU17.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.09 MB RAM5.1%
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.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\firebird\firebird_1_5\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?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: fbguard.exe
Name: Firebird SQL Server
Description: Firebird SQL Server
Version: WI-V1.5.5.4926
Product version:
Size: 64 KB

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000071367%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000053818%
User CPU: 0.00000175491984%
Privileged CPU time: 46.8 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 945,055,879
CPU cycle count /min: 474,837
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 46.09 MB
Peak committed memory: 48.09 MB
Paged memory: 1.09 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.17 MB
Paged system memory: 80.43 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.97 KB
Working set memory: 2.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 3.39 MB
Min working set memory: 2.5 MB
Private memory: 1.09 MB
Page faults: 1,113
Page faults /min: 1
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,313
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 677.11 KB
Read transfer /min: 98 Bytes
Total write operations: 1
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 125 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 139
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 20.83 KB
Other Transfer /min: 3 Bytes
Handle count average: 65
Thread count average: 7
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbguard.exe" -s

Service details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 7507f9ea0e4693ab71b097fc0fd2c1fa
SHA-1: 03f098623e8b59693a0608e58701d2375358fbfb
SHA-256: 5b551c251ee04bc110851e5336a5c51e892901437e7e65581ff0a1174edcffb4

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
File packed: No
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