sqlwriter.exe is a application which is probably NOT a virus. So, if sqlwriter.exe is on your laptop or desktop computer, it is probably ok, and will NOT be a cause for concern. Even if your PC is virus-free, it is still recommended to use a good antivirus with a good track record, in order to yourself your system against potential security problems.
Normally, this application is located in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe.
The MD5 checksum for this file is 53b623ad190024eadd9f04317cbbcc13.
This application is registered 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 useful programs, which provide useful features to other applications or to the Windows Operating System.
64-bit code has been detected. This program can exploit the full power of a modern computer processor.
The description stored in the exe is SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit.
File version stored as a property 2011.0110.5058.00 ((SQL11_PCU_Main).140514-1820 ).
Publisher Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright notice Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved..
Some insecure features of Windows have been used, such as functions for recording the keyboard. We advise you to be very careful regarding this program.
sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.
The digital signature extracted from sqlwriter.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.
Digitally signed by: Microsoft Corporation
Certificate's issuer name: Microsoft Code Signing PCA
This executable does NOT have an uninstall command stored in registry.