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What does the IndexSearch.exe file do?

The IndexSearch.exe process is also known as PaperPort IndexSearch and is a part of PaperPort (Version 8.0 SE). This software is produced by Nuance Communications (www.nuance.com) or, as the case may be, ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of IndexSearch.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 IndexSearch.exe PaperPort IndexSearch

IndexSearch.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file IndexSearch.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 46,632 bytes (20% of all these files), 17,576 bytes, 36,864 bytes, 46,952 bytes or, as the case may be, 40,960 bytes.
The application has a visible window, and can be closed by clicking the red X button.. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. IndexSearch.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. For this reason, 6% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 IndexSearch.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 IndexSearch?

ScanSoft PaperPort
indexsearch.exe is associated with PaperPort scanner software from ScanSoft

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How to uninstall PaperPort

To remove PaperPort IndexSearch 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 PaperPort in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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How to tell if IndexSearch.exe (PaperPort IndexSearch) 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 PaperPort IndexSearch. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PaperPort IndexSearch 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 IndexSearch.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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