sqlwriter.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if sqlwriter.exe is on your system, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your system is clean, we still advise you to use a well-known antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your PC against viruses and malware.
Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this executable is e9eb5d6e8c772756f7973a55a74098e0.
This program is set up as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing any user interface to you. Most Windows services are legit programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
64-bit code has been detected. This program can use the full power of a modern PC cpu.
The description written in the exe is SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit.
File version extracted from the file 2014.0120.5000.00 ((SQL14_PCU_main).160617-1804).
Producer Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved..
Some unusual functions of the Operating System appear to be used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. Today most serious programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature attached to sqlwriter.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.