cidaemon.exe

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by HyperFlow, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. HyperFlow

    HyperFlow Registered Member

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    I'm new to the forum mostly just stopped and looked around and I'm not a prize winner when it comes to FW alerts that i do not known any thing about and this is one of them. I goggled for the answer and they all came back as maybe, could be, & no this cidaemon.exe started triggering my firewall and trying to enter into MSDOS.SYS i have blocked it from running for now can any one tell me what this thing is trying to do is it normal! I have never had this happen before. (Thank In Advance)

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  2. Baldrick

    Baldrick Registered Member

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    From what I can see, and yo have to summarise what you find Goggled, it iss the Microsoft Content Indexing Daemon which is part of Window's indexing service. IAs a result, like all such things Windows, it may tie up too much of system's resources on slower computers. It can be turned off/removed using MS's instructions in the link. See also: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899869, but from my understanding it should not fbe deleted outright.

    I have indexing switched off and have suffered no ill effects as far as I know...but that may depend on how you use your computer.

    Hope that helps? :D
     
  3. Coolio10

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    Well it's in comodo's database and marked as safe so i think that could of helped.
     
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