Jet Database Engine is a database engine that several Microsoft applications used in the past. The first version Jet was developed in 1992 and has been used by Microsoft Access and Visual Basic as their underlying database engine.
Jet Database Engine: Everything you need to know
What is a Jet file?
The Jet file contains database structures, such as tables and fields. This file is created by Microsoft Joint Engine Technology Engine, and it usually poses no security risk to your PC.
The Jet files were usually distributed with the older version of Microsoft Access. However, Microsoft has shifted from Jet to SQL Server, so it’s unlikely that you’ll encounter Jet files on your PC.
Frequently asked questions regarding Jet Database Engine
Checking the version of the Microsoft Jet Database Engine is quite simple, and you can do it by running a single command. To do that, just run this command in DAO:
- Print “JET Version: ” & DAO.DBEngine.Version
Alternatively, you can check the version of the .dll file. To do that, simply use msjet*.dll as the search criteria in Windows. The results should have the version of the Microsoft Jet Database in their name instead of the asterisks.
How do I protect my PC against Microsoft Windows Jet Database Engine remote code execution vulnerabilities?
If you want to ensure that your PC is secure from Jet Database Engine remote code execution, it’s advised to install reliable antivirus software and keep it up to date at all times.
In addition to your antivirus, it’s important to have the latest Windows updates installed. Microsoft Windows usually installs the updates automatically, but you can also check for updates by doing the following:
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- Once the Settings app opens, navigate to the Update & Security section.
- Now click on the Check for updates button.
- If any updates are available, Windows will download them automatically.