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A users computer is being bogged down during the workday by repeated indexing. I want to disable this at the cost of slower searches. I disabled the service entirely in services.msc. I right clicked the C drive and unchecked "index this drive". Furthermore I went into the control panel and manually unchecked each location that could be indexed. My question, how is this machine still indexing, and what? Will malware disguise itself as indexing? There are network drives attached and she uses Outlook, if this helps. So

How do I permanently disable indexing in Windows XP?

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How do you know it is still indexing? – LifeH2O Jan 14 '13 at 15:22
LifeH20 - I know it's still indexing because the little magnifying glass icon appears in the task bar, the computer grinds to a crawl, and mousing over the icon reads "indexing" – Bryan Jan 14 '13 at 15:26
why -1 a comment that is marked to be deleted? kind of pointless no? – Lorenzo Von Matterhorn Jan 14 '13 at 17:40

Disabling the service and unchecking from properties should work. See this link for help with pictures

Try this as well

1.Double-click My Computer, point to Explorer Bar on the View menu, and then click Search.
2.Click Change preferences, and then click Without Indexing Service.
3.Click No, do not enable Indexing Service, and then click OK.


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Did that thanks – Bryan Jan 14 '13 at 15:27
I edited the answer, Try that – LifeH2O Jan 14 '13 at 15:28

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