"Windows Search - SearchIndexer.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Search" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Search" service related to SearchIndexer.exe?

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A

"Windows Search" is a Windows 7 service that "Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content." "Windows Search" service is provided by SearchIndexer.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Windows Search" service:

Service name: WSearch
Display name: Windows Search
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies:
   Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

"Windows Search" service is provided by an EXE file called: SearchIndexer.exe:

Name: SearchIndexer.exe
Location: C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
Description: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer
File version: 6.1.7601.17514
Size: 418 KB (428,032 bytes)
Modified: Monday, July 13, 2009, ?9:14:35 PM
Product name: Windows Search
Vendor: Microsoft Corporation

Disabling "Windows Search" service may cause issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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