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Should I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser?

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2% remove it98% keep it
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser


Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser is a program developed by Microsoft. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 5.17 MB (5,419,008 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 76% of users of Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90959
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\100\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4AF2248C-B3DF-46FB-9596-87F5DB193689}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.17 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser

  • msmdredir.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi10.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • sqldumper.exe - SQL External minidumper
  • sqlbrowser.exe - SQL Browser Service EXE
  • sqlbrowser_keyfile.dll - SQL Server Patch KeyFile

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • sqlbrowser.exe runs as a service named 'SQL Server Browser' (SQLBrowser) "Provides SQL Server connection information to client computers.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • sqlbrowser.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007939413%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019242%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00060152%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Microsoft SQL Server 2008-Browser.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows 8 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.44%
Windows 7 Professional 19.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.61% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 75.61%
  United States 12.20%
  Austria 7.32%
  Switzerland 4.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 17.24%
Dell 13.79%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
Medion 10.34%
Sony 10.34%
ASUS 10.34%
Samsung 6.90%
Sahara 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Common models
Sony VPCEB1J1E 3.45%
Sony VPCEA1S1E 3.45%
Sony VGN-NR32Z_S 3.45%
Samsung R530/R730/P530 ... 3.45%
Samsung R519/R719 3.45%
Packard Bell ixtreme M574... 3.45%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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