How to remove an WindowsSearchFilter error
The free file information forum can help you determine if WindowsSearchFilter.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.
WindowsSearchFilter.exe file information
The process known as Windows Desktop Search Filter or Windows Desktop Search executable belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System or Windows Desktop Search by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).
Description: WindowsSearchFilter.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 221,400 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 195,584 bytes or 225,056 bytes.
The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The file is digitally signed. WindowsSearchFilter.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with MSN Search Toolbar or ninemsn Search Toolbar occur, you may also completely remove it (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs).
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WindowsSearchFilter.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WindowsSearchFilter.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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