How to Remove “searchindexer.exe”

What is searchindexer.exe?


searchindexer.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft Windows Search Indexer and belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as searchindexer.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with searchindexer.exe  malware?       


The type of malware programs varies and the mode of infection also varies. Any of the following can alert you if the system is infected.  
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the searchindexer.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the searchindexer.exe and open the location, if the location is sub folder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by searchindexer.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by searchindexer.exe malware.
 
How to remove the searchindexer.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the searchindexer.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 April 2013 at 12:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ca2cc6421bb6b672
add278b7f0073a4d
019fdb5f
1a36727f71d01cab
7547d58ea3bafe5f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e14282698f4efc60
14f20b5bb9212378
0f95094a
0643eb992356ee33
6a3cbc3721b3812b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 7.00.9200.
16578
(win8_gdr.
130405-170
3)
7.00.9200.
16578
South Africa N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6cdb8bb76356c035
297ebd6e10e5901d
0233a5d2
26b750117c4cab36
4f70ea0676008d90
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Bangladesh N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79ade045b619f4ac
b1a9616321269099
16ee799c
a3aabefb170e390b
ab22bfe88b124fcb
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
197.210.29.161/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 January 2009 at 6:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1ab94fb3a2885b26
cae7827d3e9dff44
bdd786f7
25c69e8172890bea
7b87997be8153915
No 7.0.17127.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17127.
1
Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c4bdfe8d4ee80e16
c774a7eb0f554d74
7fb7c86d
140812d46fce7826
e898d5e609f170e8
No 7.00.7601.
23861
(win7sp1_l
dr.170629-
1727)
7.00.7601.
23861
Hungary
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b7ce85c17d9cffc1
e0d792025670de6e
b2e9370e
a46c9f2e70128121
413e5eddeb831012
No 7.0.14393.
206
(rs1_relea
se.160915-
0644)
7.0.14393.
206
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a375efc3a1655f43
bfbe42557b5f0885
c2a9f139
004464ba79fbd757
568e70968908e071
No 7.0.15063.
1058
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.15063.
1058
179.7.71.228/32
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