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Startup program entry details:

Microsoft Find Fast (FINDFAST.EXE)

This page expands upon the information already available for this entry in the Pacman's Portal Windows start-up programs database.

Not required or not recommended - typically infrequently used tasks that can be started manually if necessary

For further information on how to identify and disable startup programs please visit the Introduction page.


From older versions of MS Office - searches disk drives for Office file types and creates an index to make opening them easier. When indexing is in progress it can use lots of CPU time and memory - especially on slower/older machines

Startup information:

Common/User Startup (Start → All Programs → Startup)

MSConfig (Start → Run → msconfig → Startup)

Windows Defender (Start → All Programs → Windows Defender → Tools → Software Explorer)

Log examples:

O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Programmi\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Arquivos de programas\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Programme\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE

Other information:


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