How to remove the searchindexer.exe trojan

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SearchIndexer.exe is an executable file that runs an enhanced search engine for Windows operating system. Although this is not a Trojan it's easy to mistaken it for one due to the large amount of CPU it uses while operating, which slows down the computer. You can permanently disable this service to make sure that valuable PC resources are not used by it. This process is completely reversable in case you are not satisfied with only the basic search options provided by Windows.

Skill level:


    Windows 7 and Vista

  1. 1

    Go to the "Start" menu and select "Control Panel."

  2. 2

    Dboule-click the "Programs and Features" icon and then click "Turn Windows Features on or off" in the left pane of the window.

  3. 3

    Uncheck the "Indexing Service" option and click "OK."

    Windows XP

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" menu and select "Run."

  2. 2

    Type "services.msc" and click "OK."

  3. 3

    Scroll through the list of available services, right-click "Windows Search" and select "Stop." Right-click "Windows Search" again and select "Properties."

  4. 4

    Select "Disabled" from the "Startup type" drop-down menu and click "OK."

Tips and warnings

  • The enhanced Windows search is now disabled but you can still perform basic search.

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