Windows server with SQL installed all of a sudden failed to connect to the SQL database. suspected virus

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    I hope you know you have a major malware infection (Mirai Botnet). You really should nuke your installation. – Ramhound Dec 7 at 3:34
  • damn, thanks for the heads up – Frank_Vr Dec 7 at 3:37
  • The question is really bad quality... – davidbaumann Dec 7 at 9:01
  1. Windows start -> "System Configuration"
  2. Services Tab
  3. Hide all Microsoft services
  4. Look for a service called "xwinwpdsrv" and disable it
  5. Restart server
  6. Windows start -> "SQL Server Configuration Manager"
  7. under "SQL Server Service" right click on your database and click start

this fixed the problem for me

  • Can you add a few sentences to explain why this fixes the problem? Thanks. – fixer1234 Dec 8 at 7:41

Thanks for your posting in our forum! for your issue, you can refer to the following link:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/database-engine/configure-windows/troubleshoot-connecting-to-the-sql-server-database-engine?view=sql-server-2017 Hope this can help you. Best Regards, Daniel

  • Welcome to Super User! External links can break or be unavailable, in which case your answer would not be useful. Please include the essential information within your answer and use the link for attribution and further reading. Thanks. – fixer1234 Dec 8 at 7:39

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