What is sqlservr.exe? Is sqlservr.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix sqlservr.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your sqlservr process
2. Run Windows Repair Tool to repair sqlservr.exe related Windows Errors
3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: SQL Server Windows NT or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine or MSSQL$SONY_MEDIAMGR or MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM or Windows Internal Database (MICROSOFT##SSEE), Windows Internal Database (MICROSOFT##SSEE) or Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MICROSOFTSMLBIZ)

Product: Microsoft SQL Server 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

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com)

File: sqlservr.exe

On modern PCs, this process is the SQL Server background service, which lets you run SQL database applications. On older machines, it may be earlier versions of Microsoft SQL software, such as Microsoft SQL Express or Microsoft Personal SQL. This process is required if you are using applications that rely on the SQL service (of which there are many). If you are sure you do not need it, it can be disabled in the Services configuration applet within the Control Panel.www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/sqlservr.exe.html 

If you want a detailed security rating about your sqlservr.exe (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager.

Note: Any malware can be named anything - so you should check where the files of the running processes are located on your disk. If a "non-Microsoft" .exe file is located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, then there is a high risk for a virus, spyware, trojan or worm infection! Check it out!

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of sqlservr.exe: based on 50 votes. Read also the 37 reviews.

  • 3746 users ask for this file. 34 users rated it as not dangerous. 6 users rated it as not so dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. 2 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 6 users rated it as dangerous.

All comments about sqlservr.exe:
Microsoft SQL Server  See also: Link Alexander Pichlbauer
Microsoft SQL Server service. Not dangerous Dimitris Kavakopoulos
MSSQL Server
sql server service
Microsoft SQL Server service. Can eat up lots of memory due to a bug where it does not release resources correctly. Workarounds are available on the net.  See also: Link Mr Know It All
SQL Server main componet may be.. Gaurav Julka
sql server, only dangerous if you don't have a sql server on your box already  See also: Link turner
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Related Damien Jorgensen
Microsoft SQL Server with Windows 2003 Server Kiloup
sqlservr.exe is the main process for Microsoft SQL Server. This server application provides industry standard and flexible SQL server services. Bill
Microsoft SQL Server Simon Dean
it is for microsoft SQL Server runs on windows xp systems kris
It appeared when I installed SQL Server 2005 with Visual C++ Express Edition P.V.
Legitimate service name that applies to multiple versions of Microshit's SQL Server. Duncan
I detected malware processw running using this name from Temp Internet Files. Not sure what it was doing but I got rid of it immediately. 'Was using lots of memory. John
Microsoft SQL Server  See also: Link Eduardo
Also a worm sometimes  See also: Link Stan Darsh The Marsh
its a microsoft database system. Andy
Necessary to make SQL Server working, but eats your mem if not configured properly! PeterS
Not dangerous by itself, but may open up avenues of attack on your computer if incorrectly configured  See also: Link null
Microsoft SQL Server Charlie
Microsoft SQL Server Clarence Dykstra
Microsoft SQL Server  See also: Link Mau
SQL Server  See also: Link Odin
Microsoft SQL Server. Not dangerous at all. Just keep your security updates in place. :)
Microsoft SQL server service - It will use up a lot of your resources if you're running Sony Vegas. Terminating it will disable access to your media library and require a restart of the program Guy
Installed with my ACT 2006 program
Main process for MS SQL server. Not harmful unless you don't have an SQL server. Ryan
I got this file from Pinnacle PCTV software
it's a virus that made my computer run slow  See also: Link Brian
It's a Microsoft Sql Server and not dangerous, may be harmful to turn it off Unknown
Microsoft SQL Server Service
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  See also: Link mgslayer
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. Aggierich
Microsoft SQL Server, belongs to Visual Studio
exe file to run Microsoft SQL Server. Anonymous
A virus can be named sqlservr.exe, but SQL Server is one of the most reputable programs in the world. Hence why it's popular for malware to masquerade as it.

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