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: 30 May 2010 at 12:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5794249792e9e385
86e5361d7566f863
97cfea51
d341cced098d13e2
bb0e88eed341bdbd
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
197.210.44.107/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b4efad898ae72cca
87dca441966ee171
8cf4885a
253da0b430120db2
f3dc6e6e6209fa5d
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.win
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 0de9e44da63b0e8b
021a75936431d744
3ecf856c
d62181df48e1502d
ae8b2a7bee3e69da
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 November 2008 at 3:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ac6820ca65ba50c0
704e4994ebc05bb1
d28d94df
941b08ed4561bc9e
e5d906d4b5a7c90e
No 6.0.6000.1
6431
(vista_gdr
(wmbla).07
0205-1422)
6.0.6000.1
6431
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6a1b84b9771ee9fa
65e2995bfe8f2c36
aae945fe
0701fcb83a64bdae
f288beb90a50784a
No 7.0.16232.
1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.16232.
1000
Germany
3 N/A Non-executable 61332e0ccfb3924c
77f5d82f19017b24
f1447fe7
5a36c0a78fb2809b
04741ff391d3dd94
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c4bdfe8d4ee80e16
c774a7eb0f554d74
7fb7c86d
140812d46fce7826
e898d5e609f170e8
No 7.00.7601.
23861
(win7sp1_l
dr.170629-
1727)
7.00.7601.
23861
Hungary
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