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Program info

Estimated safety rating


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.

Executable file path

 C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe

Usually, this program is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this executable is e9eb5d6e8c772756f7973a55a74098e0.

Is running as a service


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.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This program can use the full power of a modern PC cpu.

File description

 SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit

The description written in the exe is SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit.

File version

 2014.0120.5000.00 ((SQL14_PCU_main).160617-1804)

File version extracted from the file 2014.0120.5000.00 ((SQL14_PCU_main).160617-1804).


 Microsoft Corporation

Producer Microsoft Corporation.


 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. Today most serious programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature attached to sqlwriter.exe checks out perfectly. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Corporation

Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation

Issuer name

 Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA

Can be uninstalled


This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine stored in registry.