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Program info

Estimated safety rating


sqlwriter.exe is a program which is most likely NOT a virus. So, if sqlwriter.exe is on your system, it is most likely ok, and will NOT cause problems. Even if your system is virus-free, we still advise you to run a well-known antivirus with a good detection rate, in order to defend your PC against threats.

Executable file path

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

This program is normally found on disk in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe.

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this program is e8276be984738aa44070cfde6efc9300.

Is running as a service


This program is registered as a Windows service. This means it operates on your system in background, usually without showing anything to you. Most Windows services are ok programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to Windows in general.

Is a 64 bit executable file


This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.

File description

 SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit

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

File version

 2015.0130.1601.05 ((SQL16_RTM).160429-2226)

File version stored as a property 2015.0130.1601.05 ((SQL16_RTM).160429-2226).


 Microsoft Corporation

Author Microsoft Corporation.


 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

Legal copyright notice Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


Some dangerous functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.

Digitally signed


sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most legit programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from sqlwriter.exe is valid. 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 set up in registry.