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Hi experts ,

While I was watching processes in Task manager, I saw a process, named “cisvc”.

I want to know, what kind of process that is?

So can anyone help me with that issue?


Answered By 0 points N/A #96521

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Hi Maustuart,

CISVC is one of the mysterious services that slows down your computer.  C-Context, I-Indexing, SVC-Services.

An application that belongs to the Central Windows.  It's primarily job is to check on the indexing services.  

In which it doesn't utilize the different resources in regards with CPU memory.  It is also used to check on the other situations like LOW MEMORY status.

But instead of hogging the memory status of your computer it doesn't  work on it.  

CISVC also help you  look for your files and other folders easily and fast by indexing those to your hard drives.  

This service should only be apply if your computer is not being used.

If you are experiencing problems with your CISVC that slows down your computer try to disable all indexing services in your computer.

Hope this might help you.


Answered By 577265 points N/A #283274

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The cisvc.exe file or process as you see it on the Windows Task Manager is a background process in Microsoft Windows that tracks and catalogs files on the hard drive and indexes them for a quicker search result. It stands for Content Index Service and was first introduced in 1996. This service is vital for searching files in Microsoft Windows until Windows 7 when Microsoft introduced Windows Search.

In certain situations on computers with Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that has a removable memory storage device, sometimes the CPU usage in the indexing service (cisvc.exe) jumps to 100 percent. This can happen if the removable memory storage device slot is empty and doesn’t contain a removable memory storage device. It can also happen if the indexing service is started.

This happens because the PNP or Plug and Play component creates mount notifications and a non-paged pool memory leak may happen. Microsoft verified that this is a problem with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. To fix the problem on Windows XP, you need to install the latest Service Pack. Download and install Windows XP Service Pack 3.

This is the latest and last Service Pack update for Microsoft Windows XP. For Windows Server 2003, download the hotfix from CPU Usage in the Indexing Service.

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