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Is sqlservr.exe safe?

Sqlservr.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if sqlservr.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Sqlservr.exe file information

The process known as SQL Server Windows NT (version - 64 Bit) or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine or MSSQL$SONY_MEDIAMGR or Windows Internal Database (MICROSOFT##SSEE), Windows Internal Database (MICROSOFT##SSEE) or MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MICROSOFTSMLBIZ) or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (UPSWSDBSERVER) or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (AUTODESKVAULT)

belongs to software Microsoft SQL Server (version 2005, 2000, 2005 Express Edition, 2008, 2005 Express, 2008 Database Engine) or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop or Microsoft SQL Server Native or Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine or Microsoft SQL Server Native Client or MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ or SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS)

by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Sqlservr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file sqlservr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (usually C:\mssql7\Binn\ or C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\). Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 7,520,337 bytes and 20 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/sqlservr.exe.html 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Sqlservr.exe is able to monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
In the event of any problems with sqlservr.exe, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall Microsoft SQL Server Native software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista)
  2) ask Customer Support to assist you
  3) find out if there is a newer version available.

Recommended: Identify sqlservr.exe related errors

If sqlservr.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 13,179,660 bytes. The program is not visible. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Sqlservr.exe is not a Windows system file. Sqlservr.exe is able to connect to the Internet and monitor applications.

If sqlservr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 41% dangerous. The file size is 7,520,337 bytes. The program is not visible. The process can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The sqlservr.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sqlservr.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sqlservr.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

exe file to run Microsoft SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server, belongs to Visual Studio
Be careful if you end this process in Task Manager. This is used widely for many modern softwares, and may result in poor performance if it is closed.
Typically uses a great amount of memory also can slow down your machine, and some viruses use this name to 'hide' it from you, however this is not a significant security risk. To get rid of it, go to the all programs list and remove "Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine", or possibly some variation
  mgslayer   (further information)
Microsoft SQL Server Service
It's a Microsoft Sql Server and not dangerous, may be harmful to turn it off
it's a virus that made my computer run slow
  Brian   (further information)
I got this file from Pinnacle PCTV software
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of sqlservr.exe: based on 47 votes with 9 reviews.
32 users think sqlservr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 6 users think sqlservr.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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