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Cisvc.exe Using Too Much Memory

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Posted 28 February 2007 - 09:23 PM

Is there any thing i can do to speed up my computer? cisvc.exe is using between 20 and 50 % of the CPU memory according to my task manager. This seems to have happened after renewing Norton Internet Security 2007. Are ther any hotfixes for the cisve.exe memory usage?Thanks JOGO

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 12:28 AM

Hi JOGO, and welcome to BC.

The information below explains what the cisvc.exe is and does. If the process continues to run excessively you may have a bug. I would suggest downloading and running Spybot Search and Destroy and Asquared.

The cisvc.exe will monitor the memory usage of the Content Index Service (CIDAEMON.exe). If the content index service begins to use too much memory, cisvc.exe will terminate it so that it does not impact of the computer's performance.

cisvc.exe is flagged as a system process and does not appear to be a security risk. However, removing Content index service may adversly impact your system.

The Spy Bot database currently registers cisvc.exe to Microsoft.

This is part of Microsoft Windows.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 09:33 AM

You can change the run setting of cisvc.exe.
my cisvc.exe is set "Manual".

Go on "Control Panel" and then "Administrative Tool".

Click "Computer Management".

Click "Services and applications" at left-pane.

Right-click "Indexing Service" at right-pane.

Select "Manual".

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