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Search Indexer goes crazy after running CCleaner


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debodun

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I've noticed lately that after I run CCleaner, the SearchFilterHost, SearchIndexer and SearchProtocolHost get activated and run for quite some time. Are they related, or is it just a co-incidence? Is this anything I should be concerned about? What could I check or un-check in CCleaner to prevent this?

OS is Windows 7 64 bit
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Hello,

I don't think there is anything to worry about with those two processes.

The two processes are there to index and catalogue files on the HDD. when you run CCleaner, it will delete a load of files that would have been indexed and as such corrupts the index. As a result the index will need to be rebuilt and Windows will run those services to achieve this.
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Thank you for enlightening me on the Index processes, risingphoenix. It's just like for 2 hours the HD light is on and making that chattering sound. I find it annoying when it's doing it.
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No Problem. If the noise gets too much, you may want to consider stopping the indexing service.

Your searches would be slower, but the drive would be quieter.

I'm guessing that you have a Maxtor. I was convinced that my last 3 Maxtor drives had some sort of diesel generator powering them. I switched to Western Digital drives and I am stunned by how quiet they are.
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Can you tell from this screen shot what my HD is?

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Yes I can and it is a surprise indeed. Your PC is using a Samsung drive.
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