What is sqlagent90.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the sqlagent90.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Sqlagent90.exe file information

The process known as SQLAGENT90 - SQL Server Agent or Microsoft SQL Server Agent belongs to software Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer or Microsoft SQL Server Native or Microsoft SQL Server (version 2005) by Microsoft (

Description: Sqlagent90.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The sqlagent90.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 319,776 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 318,680 bytes or 426,336 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The file has a digital signature. It is not a Windows system file. Sqlagent90.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with sqlagent90.exe, you can completely remove Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as sqlagent90.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the sqlagent90.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

SQL Server 2005 's Agent also known as sql sever 9.0, which is used to perform sql jobs at specified time.
  Shahid Anwar  

Summary: Average user rating of sqlagent90.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks sqlagent90.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving sqlagent90 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with sqlagent90. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the sqlagent90.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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