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What does the cidaemon.exe file do?

The cidaemon.exe process is also known as Indexing Service filter daemon or, as the case may be, Host Process and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, RapidPLUS Host Process Service. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) or, as the case may be, BitMicro Software. An obsolete or defective version of cidaemon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about cidaemon.exe Indexing service filter daemon

The original cidaemon.exe file is definitely a Windows system file, but many viruses use the same name in order to remain unnoticed. Cidaemon.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. The file size is 8,192 bytes.
The Windows operating system requires this file. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. For this reason, 6% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A cidaemon.exe file has a 42% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 494,592 bytes. The cidaemon file is not part of the Windows operating system. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves cidaemon.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about cidaemon?

Microsoft Background File Indexing for faster file search
Peter
I think its spyware
ARow
this file acupy the cpu time in 100% of its operating range
a.r.marsousi
Microsoft Windows File Indexing service filter and also for the Sharepoint Service. (further information...)
Harry Leiss
it uses to much of my processing
Toto

Summary: 52 users judge cidaemon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 18 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 16 users have already deleted cidaemon.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program or RapidPLUS Host Process Service

To remove Indexing service filter daemon from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate the program or RapidPLUS Host Process Service in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if cidaemon.exe (Indexing service filter daemon) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Indexing service filter daemon. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Indexing service filter daemon or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or cidaemon.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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