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.
This program is normally found on disk in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this program is e8276be984738aa44070cfde6efc9300.
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.
This is a x64 executable. It runs using the full capacity of nowadays' CPUs.
The description present in the exe is SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit.
File version stored as a property 2015.0130.1601.05 ((SQL16_RTM).160429-2226).
Author Microsoft Corporation.
Legal copyright notice Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved..
Some dangerous functions of Windows have been used, such as functions for intercepting the keyboard. We recommend you to read more about this program.
sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. Nowadays most legit programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from sqlwriter.exe is valid. This is excellent.
Digital certificate name: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This executable does NOT have an uninstall routine set up in registry.