How to remove an SearchIndexer error
SearchIndexer.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. 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 SearchIndexer.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
SearchIndexer.exe file information
The process known as Microsoft Windows Search Indexer or Windows Appliction or Indexeur Microsoft Windows Search belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Search or Windows Application or Windows Search, Windows Search, Windows Search by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: SearchIndexer.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 439,808 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 300,032 bytes and 15 more variants.
The program is not visible. The SearchIndexer.exe file is a Microsoft signed file. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
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If SearchIndexer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 59% dangerous. The file size is 568,334 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 579,598 bytes or 567,310 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file.
If SearchIndexer.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 46% dangerous. The file size is 4,096 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). SearchIndexer.exe is not a Windows core file. SearchIndexer.exe seems to be a compressed file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as SearchIndexer.exe, for example Trojan.GenericKDV.1022790 (detected by BitDefender), and not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.BitCoinMiner.dhq (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the SearchIndexer.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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