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Startup program entry details:

Windows Search (WindowsSearch.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.

Description:

System Tray access to Windows Search 4.0 for XP from Microsoft - which adds additional search options including a search box on the Taskbar. This version also includes the Windows Search (WSearch) service which indexes files and e-mails items so you can quickly find words and phrases. Disabling this entry does not affect the normal operation

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 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Programmi\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Programfiler\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Windows Search.lnk = C:\Archivos de programa\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe

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