Right click on the task bar. Remove the check mark from next to "search" I think.
Then to prevent it from coming back on restart and if you do not
use multiple languages on your system. Go to Control Panel
> Regional and language Options
button > Advanced
button > under System Configuration
place a check mark next to Turn off advanced text services
That or uninstalling the Windows Search as mentioned will should rid of it as well as eliminate an unneeded process. ctfmon
. Which is also installed with some Office products.
Edited by ThunderZ, 05 January 2011 - 09:52 AM.