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Is cidaemon.exe safe?

Cidaemon.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if cidaemon.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Cidaemon.exe file information

The process known as Indexing Service filter daemon or Host Process belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or RapidPLUS Host Process Service by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or BitMicro Software.

Description: Cidaemon.exe is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems. The file cidaemon.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 8,192 bytes (97% of all occurrences), 9,728 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/cidaemon.exe.html 
It is a Windows core system file. The program is not visible. The cidaemon.exe file is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. Therefore the technical security rating is 3% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If cidaemon.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 42% dangerous. The file size is 494,592 bytes. The program has no visible window. The cidaemon.exe file is not a Windows core file.
If you are having problems with cidaemon.exe, you can also uninstall PoserContent2012 from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs" or use the software provider's support site.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as cidaemon.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the cidaemon.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

it's installed at %AppData%\Local\Temp\iswizard05\cidaemon.exe Looks like some kind of trojan, I don't know. Looks like it has something to do with BitCoinMiner-CA.
Occasionally locks folders and makes them unable to delete or rename. Using the SysInternals (now MS) command handle.exe can reveal when the indexing process has latched onto a particular folder.
My systems goes to hang stage , because of cidaemon.exe is showing 43,176 k memory usage and 99 cpu usage in task manager
Cause This issue can occur if the Indexing service is running on the computer. The Indexing service uses the Cidaemon.exe process to index files. The Cidaemon.exe process builds and updates the Index catalog. Additionally, the Cidaemon.exe process typically uses lots of pagefile space and lots of CPU time. Back to the top Give Feedback RESOLUTIONTo resolve the issue, turn off the Indexing service. To turn off the Indexing service, follow these steps: 1.Double-click My Computer, point to Explorer Bar on the View menu, and then click Search. 2.Click Change preferences, and then click Without Indexing Service. 3.Click No, do not enable Indexing Service, and then click OK.
  Ebrahiem AlGindy   (further information)
Not dangerous, but it insists on completing its tasks before allowing the computer to download updates - at least on my machine
  Doug of the North  
My CIDEAMON.EXE file runs some times to 100% of CPU. Also, after first time I saw this problem, Some of my processes has not any "User Name" in the "Task Manager". Anyway, After a while I saw some trojans attacks. Finally, they forced me to reboot. After reboot, viruses do not show themselves but I think they Installed and will run as soon as they can.
cidaemon.exe would not let me update adobe reader or download a newer version until I stopped the process.
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of cidaemon.exe: based on 111 votes with 9 reviews.
54 users think cidaemon.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 18 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 19 users suspect danger. 16 users think cidaemon.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 6 users don't grade cidaemon.exe ("not sure about it").

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