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prevent automatic SearchFilterHost.exe

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A process called SearchFilterHost.exe automatically, arbitrarily starts running and brings my system to its knees. How to a prevent this from automatically starting?
Windows 7, 64 bit
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It is attributed to the Windows search index.  On their own message boards, Microsoft typically recommends that you disable the associated service to alleviate the problem:

SearchFilterHost.exe Process running CPU at 100%

Searchfilterhost.exe using 50% CPU usage continuously
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Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools\Services\Windows Search
Then change Startup Type to "Manual"
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