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) or, as the case may be, Visioneer Strobe Pro. This software is produced by ScanSoft (www.scansoft.com) or, as the case may be, Nuance Communications (www.nuance.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:
- PaperPort IndexSearch has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PaperPort IndexSearch has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- IndexSearch.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module IndexSearch.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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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 40,960 bytes (38% of all these files), 36,864 bytes, 46,632 bytes or, as the case may be, 46,952 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The IndexSearch file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. You can use Windows Control Panel (Programs icon) to completely remove the software. For this reason, 10% 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 or Visioneer Strobe Pro
To remove PaperPort IndexSearch from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for PaperPort or Visioneer Strobe Pro in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
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.