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Windows 7: What is "SeaPort.exe" and what does it do?

20 May 2011   #1

What is "SeaPort.exe" and what does it do?

Quote: "Searches on both Google and Microsoft Live turn up no Microsoft webpages explaining SeaPort or its installation as part of the Windows Live software package. Also absent is any discussion of uninstalling SeaPort to save resources or improve performance. And, conspicuously absent is any explanation of the benefit the average user should expect to receive for sacrificing system resources for SeaPort’s ever-on running state."

Source: seaport.exe: What is Microsoft SeaPort Search Enhancement Service?

This service seems to need 4MB or more of RAM. Do I really need this?


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20 May 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

smells like spyware to me...

hope i'm wrong in my knee-jerk reaction
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21 May 2011   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Enables the detection, download and installation of up-to-date configuration files for Microsoft Search Enhancement applications. Also provides server communication for the customer experience improvement program. If this service is disabled, search enhancement features such as search history may not work correctly.
Sounds like you could, and want to, lose it.

Services.msc> Stop the service> Set startup to disabled> See if messenger and other windows live apps work ok

A Guy

Edit: Ooops, just read your article saying the same thing, sorry
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21 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Seems like brighthub recommends uninstalling in their Part 2 of your initial link.
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22 May 2011   #5

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

4 MB of RAM...OMG!!!!1!!111elven IT TAKES 4 MBs OF RAM?! NO WAY!

....You are kidding right?
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22 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 home premium x64

It is Microsoft's search enhancement program, so whilst not malware of any sort you don't need it running.
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 What is "SeaPort.exe" and what does it do?

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