• User Choice program

    SEARCHINDEXER.EXE Information

    This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.

    Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.

  • Name
    Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
  • Filename
    SearchIndexer.exe
  • Command
    %system%\SearchIndexer.exe
  • Description
    This service is integrated in operating systems beginning with Windows Vista. An earlier version was available as a separate download since Windows 2000.  The purpose is to monitor changes and additions to files and to index the files to speed up the search process.  If you use a third party application for searching or if you simply don't use search or don't mind waiting a long time for results, you can disable this service.
  • File Location
    %system%\SearchIndexer.exe
  • Startup Type
    This startup entry is installed as a Windows service.
  • Service Name
    Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
  • Display Name
    Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
  • HijackThis Category
    O23 Entry
  • Note
    %System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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