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Windows desktop search/indexing

Discussion in 'Software' started by JonnyMX, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Has anyone else downloaded this spawn of satan?

    It seems to like to download as a subtle addition to Office 2007 - one of these 'do you want Windows to help you' type things.

    I would imagine it is a response to the Google desktop search.

    Since installing it, my machine has started experiencing regular slowdowns and hanging. It's the only thing that has changed - I did a clean XP install not long ago.

    It seems to index quite a lot, whereas the Google version only seems to index on request.

    Anyone know how to remove the b@st@rd?
    Unlike Google, there doesn't seem to be a simple 'add or remove programs' option for this one...

    :twisted: :blink
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    not sure what you have done wrong mate
    desktop search has a clear uninstall program listed in add/remove programs
    it also can be set to index when indle just like google and by default indexes very little (you can set it to index everything if you really want)

    one thing it doesnt do at the moment is index mapped drives (3.0 its just a beta at the moment) but i can live with that for now

    for the record i have it runnong on a Celeron with 512mb of memory without too much an issue

    if your not using version 3 then check in add/remove tools, it may be listed as a Q number rather than 'Desktop Search'
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  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    It's not on there mate - which could point to a dodgy installation. I've tried to check the recent update history on the MS site, but I did a new XP installation on the weekend so I've got pretty much a million updates all on one day.

    I've had a Google, and it seems like there are quite a few people complaining about problems removing it.

    Spuninst.exe might be my next effort...
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    yup found it installed it and took the bugger off just as quick.It was in the add/remove progs though
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