How to Remove “sqlwriter.exe”

What is sqlwriter.exe?

sqlwriter.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as SQL Server VSS Writer. It belongs to Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after sqlwriter.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with sqlwriter.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with sqlwriter.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • sqlwriter.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible sqlwriter.exe malware attack:

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the sqlwriter.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 July 2010 at 11:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 88bcaded8f59cd21
522999521cb54a58
ddff4755
cda60fa6fa926b43
5676957298fca793
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.H
N
No 2005.090.5
000.00
9.00.5000.
00
United Kingdom N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2c7e0be5bee2dd46
b153d09778054fd3
e185bcf9
a0474781a4ffbbb0
59035fb111970d66
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2005.090.1
399.00
9.00.1399.
06
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1d31d4f5f8982815
f61b1627509a674c
34e937b2
f2d82d98db540295
56ebab05c8212a28
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2005.090.1
399.00
9.00.1399.
06
Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 61048833decb0a1b
96a920b36b08fd1d
faeb21af
22d158844a14868c
a90577a205905351
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.PDS
B
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 September 2008 at 10:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable fa6614217f08d9b2
cdfb62928644974d
9a422aa3
6d65985945b03ca5
9b67d0b73702fc7b
Yes 2007.0100.
1600.022
((SQL_PreR
elease).08
0709-1414
)
10.0.1600.
22
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e5a45eb42c41a3f
af12cf36d7ae38dd
3d6bc3a6
d2f4f32b59440011
174b4f8137af4e0c
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
10.224.1.58/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e8f46486eb9bd264
5c10d8c9edd113ce
6a126dd9
d37b8ce340b71d9e
0ab2440addb2fdbf
Yes 2005.090.1
399.00
9.00.1399.
06
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e5a45eb42c41a3f
af12cf36d7ae38dd
3d6bc3a6
d2f4f32b59440011
174b4f8137af4e0c
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
10.224.1.55/32
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