What does the sqlwriter.exe file do?
The sqlwriter.exe process is also known as SQL Server VSS Writer (Version - 64 Bit) and is a part of Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or, as the case may be, Microsoft SQL Server Native Client. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of sqlwriter.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- SQL Server VSS Writer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- SQL Server VSS Writer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- sqlwriter.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sqlwriter.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sqlwriter.exe SQL Server VSS Writer
sqlwriter.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Sqlwriter.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 86,880 bytes (14% of all these files), 153,440 bytes as well as 18 other variants.
It is the service "SQLWriter".
This sqlwriter.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Sqlwriter.exe has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The sqlwriter file is not part of the Windows operating system. To remove the file and its related software from your computer, click Programs in Control Panel Sqlwriter.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 24% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves sqlwriter.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about sqlwriter?
|Takes up alot of system recourses(mind my spelling) |
|sqlwriter.exe is a process associated with Microsoft SQL Server from Microsoft Corporation. Allows backup and restore applications to operate in the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) framework. |
|if you use sql server, it is a necessary file. otherwise you can delete it. |
|Belongs to Visual Studio |
Summary: 3 users judge sqlwriter.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net
How to uninstall Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or Microsoft SQL Server Native Client
To remove SQL Server VSS Writer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or Microsoft SQL Server Native Client in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if sqlwriter.exe (SQL Server VSS Writer) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SQL Server VSS Writer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SQL Server VSS Writer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or sqlwriter.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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