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Removing or disabling windows desktop search (searchindexer.exe)

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I've seen several notes that says you can uninstall this by unintalling windows desktop search.  I don't see windows desktop search specifically listed in programs.  All I can find is Windows Search 4.0.  Is this searchindexer.exe or the other search option??
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Windows Search 4.0 is the program you are looking for.
If you are using Vista, searchindexer is part of the system.  Instead of removing it  - try disabling the service first.
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Sorry - just noticed your tag - you are using Xp, so go ahead and remove Windows Search 4.0 program.
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