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#1 King of Choco Milk

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:29 PM

im at work and an employees machine is running windows 7 enterprise.. he says that almost everyday around this time (2-3pm est)that his computer completely slows down. when we opened task manager, windowindexer.exe keeps showing up. we went into services and stopped it and disabled it but it doesnt stop the problem and he is forced to hard boot to restart to make the problem go away. i am thinking it could be a malware issue so im downloading malware bytes and ill see if that helps.

Edited by King of Choco Milk, 16 August 2011 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

In Services.msc are you disabling Windows Search?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:54 PM

we went into services and stopped it and disabled it but it doesnt stop the problem and he is forced to hard boot to restart


thats what i meant
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:00 PM

I just re-read the name of the file. Are you sure it's windowindexer and not searchindexer?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:10 PM

my mistake it is searchindexer
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:12 PM

http://windows-7-help.blogspot.com/2010/02/disable-searchindexerexe-in-windows-7.html

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:22 PM

once again, already did this. thanks tho
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:27 PM

If you've disabled search indexing AND the service I agree it may be a malware issue. I suggest you post in the Am I Infected forum and link back to this thread. Let's find out for sure one way or the other.

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 02:56 PM

sounds good appreciate it.
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 03:12 PM

Yep. Sorry for the redundant questions but I needed to know for sure exactly what you've done.




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