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What is the "searchindexer.exe" ?

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Our database contains 381 different files for filename searchindexer.exe . This files most often belongs to product Windows® Search. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Microsoft Windows Search Indexer.

Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 15 reviews.
This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process searchindexer.exe.

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searchindexer.exe is in most cases the system service which makes indexs for fast search of local files. This process often uses much processor time and memory. Can be disabled via services (Stop Search Service). More specifically for MS Windows OS : "Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is an indexed desktop search platform created by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows. " "SearchIndexer.exe hosts the indexes and the list of URIs that require indexing, as well as exposes the external configuration and query APIs that other applications use to leverage the Windows Search features." - check more info on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search

searchindexer.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "searchindexer.exe"

Product:
Windows® Search
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
Version:
7.0.7601.17610
MD5:
e0b340996a41c9a75dfa3b99bba9c500
SHA1:
949c8e32491890cd916f39d787db246362cfe0ce
SHA256:
d029ad8abbd2267b1e44df5172b93c3f832b4c21f930f5512c24e800f5ce4f8b
Size:
591872
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows 7
Discovered:
October 17, 2011
Occurence:
High oc2

Is the Process "searchindexer.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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100% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
73% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "searchindexer.exe" was discovered 11 days ago. Our database contains 77 variants of the file "searchindexer.exe" with final rating Safe and 3 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
Filename "searchindexer.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

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User Reviews of the "searchindexer.exe"

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  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    Admin photo

    SearchIndexer.exe is the system service which makes indexs for fast search. This process often uses much processor time and memory. Can be disabled via services (Stop Search Service).

    (id: 24)
  • SAFErating from user PeterPac for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    PeterPac photo

    Unneeded search mech - uses to much resource

    (id: 500896)
  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    MikeOne photo

    "Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is an indexed desktop search platform created by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows. " "SearchIndexer.exe hosts the indexes and the list of URIs that require indexing, as well as exposes the external configuration and query APIs that other applications use to leverage the Windows Search features." - check more info on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search

    (id: 10123937)
  • SAFErating from user Pragal for file C:\Windows\System32\searchindexer.exe

    (id: 2230996)
  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\searchindexer.exe

    MikeOne photo

    searchindexer.exe is in most cases the system service which makes indexs for fast search of local files. This process often uses much processor time and memory. Can be disabled via services (Stop Search Service). More specifically for MS Windows OS : "Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is an indexed desktop search platform created by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows. " "SearchIndexer.exe hosts the indexes and the list of URIs that require indexing, as well as exposes the external configuration and query APIs that other applications use to leverage the Windows Search features." - check more info on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search

    (id: 2230996)
  • SAFErating from user Moraxv for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    (id: 500896)
  • SAFErating from user pcgreen26 for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    (id: 688)
  • SAFErating from user gerardwil for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    (id: 505210)
  • SAFErating from user rots for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    (id: 15565733)
  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    Admin photo

    Windows 8 version of the Microsoft Windows Search Indexer.

    (id: 12290307)
  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe

    MikeOne photo

    "Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, is an indexed desktop search platform created by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows. " "SearchIndexer.exe hosts the indexes and the list of URIs that require indexing, as well as exposes the external configuration and query APIs that other applications use to leverage the Windows Search features." - check more info on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Search

    (id: 10115809)