What is jtagserver.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the jtagserver.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Jtagserver.exe file information

The process known as Altera JTAG Server or Quartus (version II 12.1 Web Edition (Build 177)) belongs to software ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition or Quartus (version II 9.1sp2 Web Edition, II 11.0sp1 Web Edition, II 8.1 Programmer and SignalTap, II 6.0sp1 Web Edition Full, II 9.1 Web Edition, II 12.1 Web Edition) or Quartus II or Quartus II Subscription Edition or Quartus II Web Edition or WinRAR archiver by Altera.

Description: Jtagserver.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file jtagserver.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder (typically C:\ or C:\altera\13.0sp1\quartus\bin64\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 268,800 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 164,352 bytes and 13 more variants. 
It is a background process, and the service name is JTAGServer.
There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. Jtagserver.exe is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Jtagserver.exe is able to monitor applications and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with jtagserver.exe, you can also search the support area on the Altera website, find out if there is a newer version available or remove the entire program Quartus II or ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as jtagserver.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the jtagserver.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Belongs to Altera - Quartas II
Part of Altera Quartus II
  kiki   (further information)
Licence server for Altera's Quartus II
  David   (further information)
The JTAG server for the Altera ByteBlasterMV or ByteBlaster II included in Altera Quartus II
  FPGA user   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of jtagserver.exe: based on 12 votes with 4 user comments. 12 users think jtagserver.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving jtagserver issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with jtagserver. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the jtagserver.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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