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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 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.

Executable file path

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

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

MD5 hash of the executable file


The MD5 checksum for this file is 53b623ad190024eadd9f04317cbbcc13.

Is running as a service


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.

Is a 64 bit executable file


64-bit code has been detected. This program can exploit the full power of a modern computer processor.

File description

 SQL Server VSS Writer - 64 Bit

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

File version

 2011.0110.5058.00 ((SQL11_PCU_Main).140514-1820 )

File version stored as a property 2011.0110.5058.00 ((SQL11_PCU_Main).140514-1820 ).


 Microsoft Corporation

Publisher Microsoft Corporation.


 Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

Copyright notice Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved..

Potentially dangerous functions


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.

Digitally signed


sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. Today the large majority of virus-free programs are digitally signed.

Valid digital signature


The digital signature extracted from sqlwriter.exe verifies as ok. This is excellent.

Certifier name

 Microsoft Corporation

Digitally signed by: 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 command stored in registry.