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What is NuanceWDS.exe?

NuanceWDS.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 NuanceWDS.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.

NuanceWDS.exe file information

The process known as Window Desktop Search support belongs to software Nuance PDF Professional (version 5) or Nuance PaperPort (version 12) by Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com).

Description: NuanceWDS.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file NuanceWDS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 40,960 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 26,912 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/nuancewds.exe.html 
The program is not visible. NuanceWDS.exe is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. There is no information about the author of the file. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.
If you have any problems with NuanceWDS.exe, you can do the following:
  1) completely remove Nuance PaperPort 12 or Nuance PDF Professional 5 (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
  2) look for help on the www.nuance.com’s website
  3) look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify NuanceWDS.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as NuanceWDS.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the NuanceWDS.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.


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