6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623) 0.87%
6.3.9431.0 (winmain_bluemp.130615-1214) 0.87%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 1.74%
6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247) 10.43%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 50.43%
6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 24.35%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 0.87%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 1.74%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 8.70%



Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service software provider by Microsoft

Remove swprv.dll
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


There are 9 versions of swprv.dll in the wild, the latest version being 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623). The average file size is about 464.72 KB. The executable is a .NET framework assembly utilizing the CLR.

What is swprv.dll?

The Volume Shadow Copy Service provides the backup infrastructure for the Microsoft Windows, as well as a mechanism for creating consistent point-in-time copies of data known as shadow copies. The Volume Shadow Copy Service can produce consistent shadow copies by coordinating with business applications, file-system services, backup applications, fast-recovery solutions, and storage hardware.

About swprv.dll (from Microsoft)

The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a set of COM APIs that implements a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes. VSS provi


File name:swprv.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service software provider
Description:Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\swprv.dll
Original name:SWPRV.DLL.MUI


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of swprv.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Hosted services
Runs as a shared service under the Windows svcHost
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VersionsAll file variations of swprv.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
850ebb87584484dc16f917e7b6f4a304 27de0bb8f3a62366e80e4d0e7b3e8953609bd6e0 701.5 KB
86b3db80acb4fcf20bc629c897343dea a2b72567c414ac3b7c0364e8f82066f334ce294f 699 KB
b53421fcd315f35837a07716e9f7a1e7 9149e80e05d6d009c42e45497212f80e55428bb9 395 KB
502f9488540051f3e6c39889ecfa76bb 04515ec72c10df281c07800b64f8d10b54c87f0f 491 KB
e08e46fdd841b7184194011ca1955a0b 52e04d5c27622d027c39632c1291f9a4279c0755 512 KB
a28bd92df340e57b024ba433165d34d7 3f5b87e24b4dbec5e6624005dbecd48980a4abf6 306.5 KB
b36c7cdb86f7f7a8e884479219766950 15594b59cfa8ab256889216e9de98ccf4ebd9038 303.5 KB
6de37f4de19d4efd9c48c43addbc949a 0b7272832b3a4000d4c7a5a2dbc82665fa253ed1 469.5 KB
f21fd248040681cca1fb6c9a03aaa93d 29e6acd761cf0b69f045fded964f0b799ad9274e 304.5 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.19%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 10.58%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 7 Professional 6.73%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.88%
Windows Vista Home Premium 2.88%
Windows 8 Pro 1.92%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 1.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.96%
Windows 8 Enterprise N 0.96%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.96%
Windows 8 Enterprise 0.96%
Windows 7 Enterprise 0.96%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 69.31% of Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service software provider.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
Toshiba 15.00%
Acer 13.75%
Lenovo 10.00%
Intel 5.00%
Gateway 2.50%
MSI 2.50%
ASUS 2.50%
Sony 2.50%
American Megatrends 1.25%
Samsung 1.25%
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