If you look into the "Task Manager" at least from time to time, you probably could have noticed the process SearchApp.exe in Windows 11. Of course, most users begin to think about what this process is and how exactly it functions. But most often, the search for information stops exactly at the moment when people find out that SearchApp.exe not what is not dangerous, and even more so, it does not like it does not load the system. But this is not always the case, because sometimes, the same process becomes a kind of stumbling block, which causes maximum system load and, of course, the occurrence of temporary software failures. Below, we will try to answer a few questions that will help you get as much information as possible and deal with such an unusual process…
What is the process needed for? SearchApp.exe in Windows 11?
If you think logically, it becomes clear that the process SearchApp.exe it was created specifically to interact with the search in the system – this is the search bar on the "Taskbar" and in the search field of the "Explorer". In fact, disabling this process should not affect the system, since it becomes active and somehow loads the OS only at the moment when the user performs a search, but the rest of the time, the process will not manifest itself as it is.
How to understand that the process SearchApp.exe is Windows 11 not a virus? First of all, it is worth looking at where exactly the process is started from, since the original file has the location path as follows - %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy.
- Hover the mouse cursor over the process SearchApp.exe in Windows 11 → right-click → now, in the Explorer you need to click on "Open file location".
We turn to the "File Properties" in the "Digital Signatures" tab to make sure that the process we are looking for has the signature "Microsoft Windows". If you click on the "Signature", then you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the information about it in more detail.
SearchApp.exe loads the processor in Windows 11
As already mentioned at the very beginning, this process should not load the system at the moments of its inactivity, since it is in the "Suspended" status exactly until the user starts searching for the information he needs in the system. If the process still loads the processor, then in such a situation it is necessary to perform the following steps:
Open the "Task Manager" → hover the mouse cursor over the process → right-click → select "Remove task". The process will be restarted and after its new start, you need to see whether it loads the system or not. If the problem occurs again or appears after some time after restarting the process, it is necessary to "Disable the quick start". If the problem still manifests itself, perform a "System Restore" using a "Restore Point" and the problem should disappear once and for all.
How to delete a process SearchApp.exe in Windows 11?
In this situation, you will have to use an "Executable file" that will allow you to disable the process, but you need to understand that disabling the process will entail the inability to use Windows Search. It's bad or good, it's up to you, we, however, give below only instructions on how everything needs to be done.
- Run the "Command Prompt as administrator" → enter commands one by one and do not forget to press "Enter" after each command:
- takeown /f %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy /r /d y
- icacls %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy /grant Administrators:F /t
- ren %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy\searchapp.exe seachapp.old.exe
- Now, you need to close the "Command line" → go to the "Task Manager" and remove the task "SearchApp.exe " → deleting the file "SearchApp.exe ".
That's it! Process SearchApp.exe in Windows 11 will no longer be active, since it has been removed from the system. In this situation, you need to remember that the "Search" will also not work for you anymore!