• Valid program

    MSFTESQL.EXE Information

    This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.

    This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    SQL Server FullText Search (MSSQLSERVER)
  • Filename
    msftesql.exe
  • Command
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\msftesql.exe
  • Description
    The Microsoft Full-Text Engine for SQL Server (MSFTESQL) service is a full-text indexing and search engine. The MSFTESQL engine is built on Microsoft Search (MSSearch) technology.

    The full-text engine runs as a service named MSFTESQL on the operating system. This service is installed by default but runs only when Full-Text Search is being used. By default, SQL Server and MSFTESQL run under the same service account. You can specify a different account by using SQL Server Configuration Manager.

    IF MSSQL is installed as a named instance, its name will reflect the version of MSSQL being installed or the program that is using it. For example, other Service Names you may see include msftesql$DEVELOPER2005, msftesql$LOCAL2005, msftesql$SQLSERVER2005, etc.
  • File Location
    %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\msftesql.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    msftesql
  • Display Name
    SQL Server FullText Search (MSSQLSERVER)
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %ProgramFiles% refers to the Program Files folder. The path to this folder is C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (X86)\ depending on whether the version of Windows or the program being installed is 32-bit or 64-bit.
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