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How to Disable SearchUI.exe (SearchApp.exe) Cortana in Windows 10

Many people are facing this issue that how to disable searchapp.exe. If you have disabled searchapp.exe from task manager it will only disabled until you would not close that windows session. Means whenever you start the windows it will automatically start. So how to disable it permanently? Before discussing this point, first, we understand what is SearchApp.Exe?

What is SearchApp.Exe?

SearchApp.Exe is an executable file that runs in the background of Windows 10 for a search function. If we check windows 10 previous build has Cortana runs on SearchUI.Exe function but in the current updated edition, it is changed to SearchApp.Exe. The searchUI.exe is a part of Microsoft’s Windows component which is used to enhance the functionality of Cortana assistant.

Why Microsoft suspend the searchui.exe and start searchapp.exe? Searchui.exe is sometimes caused by third party antivirus because it is a software component of Microsoft, so windows defender will not cause this. So Microsoft suspends this service from windows 10.

How to Disable SearchApp.Exe?

You can disable it permanently just follow some steps –

Press Windows Key and type command prompt. Now click on the icon and select for Run as Administrator

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Copy and paste this command to the terminal and hit enter

C:\WINDOWS\System32> taskkill /f /im SearchApp.exe

Now type these commands to move the file

C:\WINDOWS\System32> move %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy.old

How to Disable SearchUI.exe?

Type the following command in your command prompt window

C:\WINDOWS\System32> taskkill /f /im SearchUI.exe

Press enter. Now rename and move it to another directory

C:\WINDOWS\System32> move %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy %windir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy.old

Now both process SearchApp.Exe and SearchUI.Exe will be permanently disabled.

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