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Windows 7: Need help removing Wsearch - Windows Search, Malware

21 Dec 2013   #21
Devlin1888

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Try looking for it in the uninstall section




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21 Dec 2013   #22
Graemzy

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here is what i found in services,


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21 Dec 2013   #23
Devlin1888

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i also have the same thing mate, it could be that its nothing to worry about, there are programs out there that act under the same name, il seek further advice and get back to you.
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21 Dec 2013   #24
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yea hope it noting anyway, thanks for help again!
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21 Dec 2013   #25
A Guy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
here is what i found in services,
That is legit Windows Search. The path is correct.

C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding

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21 Dec 2013   #26
Devlin1888

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I feel silly now xD! Was just curious as i have seen it being manipulated before.
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21 Dec 2013   #27
crankypenguin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Graemzy View Post
here is what i found in services,

Check this out : » Windows Search a lot of useful info about any service
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21 Dec 2013   #28
A Guy

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Oh, don't feel silly, malicious files can go be legit names, but will usually not be found in the correct directory. It is possible for a particularly nasty infection to replace actual Windows files, in the correct place. But you had the OP go through all the right scans which confirmed that this particular service is clean. I was just confirming what you told him.

If even in doubt, submit the file to Virus Total for analysis. if the hash is found, the file is almost assuredly legit. You can also choose to reanalyze to confirm.

https://www.virustotal.com/

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21 Dec 2013   #29
Graemzy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yea thanks for all the help man. sure im the one who thought it was a virus/malware. had to go through all that to find out, thats why i asked here cause i trust the info people give. thanks again fair play!
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21 Dec 2013   #30
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

atleast we got rid of some things you didnt know you had that really choke up a system, no worries mate, take care and have a happy christmas and new year!
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