Is searchui.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of searchui.exe:









File purpose and description:

SearchUI.exe is a program which may have arrived on your computer as preinstalled software. The actual software location is also listed below. Always verify the folder and location on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware or malware simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This SearchUI.exe program is from Microsoft and its part of their Cortana voice activation software used with search that started being installed automatically with Windows 10 and later. You may see this running in the background and in your computer startup and task list, but you can terminate this searchui.exe in your tasklist if you arent using that, however windows will start it up again automatically. This searchui.exe program is considered safe and is not spyware, virus, or malware related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
searchui.exe

File type:
This is an executable file.

File or folder location:
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\searchui.exe is the location where you will find this program.


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, searchui.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of searchui.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!