Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has encountered a problem

Posted on 2009-02-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
One of the computers I work with is repeatedly getting a window popping up saying it  "Microsoft Windows Search Indexer has encountered a problem and needs to close."

They had a Desktop Search bar come up in their taskbar, they say it just appeared in the past day or two, not sure what made it show up.  I removed that.

I have disabled the Indexin service and I have right-clicked on the C drive and stopped it from being indexed.  

And the error it still popping up at random intervals.

What else can I do to fix this?
Question by:CynderWolve
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    You most likely need to remove windows desktop search. It is installed without your knowledge as part of a windows update (gotta love MS...). It can be safely removed without impacting any other updates. Follow the procedure listed on this page if it is not listed in add/remove programs, otherwise, use that.

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