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Should I remove Browser for SQL Server 2017?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,208
United States Rank #21,625
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.14 days
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Average installed length: 95.15 days


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Browser for SQL Server 2017

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Browser for SQL Server 2017 is a software program developed by Microsoft. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 4.56 MB (4,784,128 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 10. While about 81% of users of Browser for SQL Server 2017 come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=90959
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft sql server\140\shared
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CF8EEB96-E7E7-4EF7-A0A1-559F09953156}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.56 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Browser for SQL Server 2017

  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • instapi140.dll - Microsoft SQL Server (SQL Server Instance API DLL)
  • msmdredir.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Redirector
  • 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.".

How do I remove Browser for SQL Server 2017?

Quickly and completely remove Browser for SQL Server 2017 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Browser for SQL Server 2017 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 Browser for SQL Server 2017, 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 Browser for SQL Server 2017.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.73%
  Netherlands 8.26%
  United Kingdom 1.83%
  Sweden 1.83%
  Singapore 1.83%
  South Africa 1.83%
  Germany 0.92%
  Spain 0.92%
  Hungary 0.92%
  Ireland 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.04%
Dell 20.37%
Lenovo 16.67%
ASUS 7.41%
Intel 5.56%
Acer 5.56%
Toshiba 1.85%
Samsung 1.85%
Medion 1.85%
Alienware 1.85%
Common models
HP ProBook 450 G2 3.57%
MSI MS-7850 3.57%
ASUS All Series 3.57%
HP HP Pavilion x360 Conve... 3.57%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.79%

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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