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What is msftesql.exe?

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How does msftesql.exe run?

Service - msftesql.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'msftesql' (SQL Server FullText Search (MSSQLSERVER)). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. SQL Server FullText Search (MSSQLSERVER) runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


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About 0.2% of all Boost users have the msftesql.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of msftesql.exe users, 33.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is msftesql.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00000% CPU34.7%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          4.99 MB RAM23.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\mssql.4\mssql\binn\msftesql.exe

Are there other versions of MSSearch?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: msftesql.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: MSSearch
Description: PKM executable
Version: 12.0.6828.0
Size: 90.77 KB
Original file name: msftesql.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Effective date: 1/5/2005
Expiration date: 4/5/2006

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000467486%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000432771%
User CPU: 0.00000347142843%
Privileged CPU time: 1875 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 27.63 MB
Peak committed memory: 28.63 MB
Paged memory: 4.99 MB
Peak paged memory: 5.07 MB
Paged system memory: 44.14 KB
Non-paged system memory: 3.28 KB
Working set memory: 4.66 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.67 MB
Min working set memory: 4.63 MB
Private memory: 4.99 MB
Page faults: 3,035
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,108
Total read transfer: 1.01 MB
Total write operations: 314
Total write transfer: 2.51 KB
Total other operations: 2,089
Total other transfer: 118.29 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 410
Thread count average: 6

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\msftesql.exe" -C:MSSQL.1 -C:MSSQLSERVER

Service details

Name: SQL Server FullText Search (MSSQLSERVER)
Service name: msftesql
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Quickly creates full-text indexes on content and properties of structured and semi-structured data to allow fast linguistic searches on this data.”

Image hashes

MD5: f7e0900f9a8e3f71f2c16a932f0e03e0
SHA-1: 0ad1d530bdb7600455aad067afdfe72a56915992
SHA-256: 047ebf2601bb50c8c8b7273a30c1411c65fa0db4c26ea335bb3a96c516207a7e

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++
File entropy: 6.06279
File packed: No
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