[windows2000] Re: Windows Desktop Search??

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:25:06 +0100

Charles R. Buchanan <> scribbled on Monday, October 29, 2007 12:16 PM:

Yeah, right... 8->

> If you can't trust Microsoft, WHO can you trust? <grin>  :-)
> On Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:03:23 +0100, "Sorin Srbu"
> <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> came up with this: 
>> Dogers <> scribbled on Sunday, October 28, 2007 10:15 PM:
>> So it's considered safe, huh? We'll I still am suspicious of this kind of
>> software. For now I've deployed an uninstall-script to catch all this
>> install 
>> that have already happened. We'll see if I change my mind later.
>>> An old thread, but I've just come across it :)
>>> MS Desktop Search is safe - I've been running it for a few months and
>>> it stores everything locally. I've not had any firewall popups about
>>> it wanting to connect out, so I'd class it as safer than Googles
>>> Desktop Search! 
>>> Andrew
>>> On 25/10/2007, Sorin Srbu <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> Sullivan, Glenn <> scribbled on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:41 PM:
>>>> Internal uni WUS-server. According to central it-support here, this was
>>>> not supposed to happen (it was rolled out as a new application,
>>>> something that should not happen), ie be automatically okayed by the
>>>> WUS and rolled out to all machines university-wide... We're waiting
>>>> for an explanation from MS Sweden on what went wrong.
>>>> We can't have unknown indexers autoinstall when they shouldn't, and
>>>> that index and potentielly upload secret and/or sensitive docs to
>>>> Redmond or wherever the servers are located. After all, we're doing
>>>> basic research here and it might be interesting for a 3rd party to
>>>> snoop into and get a leg forward so to speak. See my concern?
>>>>> Desktop search was just deployed yesterday via the WSUS.  Do you run
>>>>> that? 
>>>>> I let it install everywhere, and it hasn't caused any problems other
>>>>> than users asking "What the heck is this search box on my taskbar?"
>>>>> Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I MCDBA
>>>>> David Clark Company Inc.
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>> [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sorin Srbu
>>>>> Posted At: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:07 AM
>>>>> Posted To: Windows 2000
>>>>> Conversation: [windows2000] Windows Desktop Search??
>>>>> Subject: [windows2000] Windows Desktop Search??
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>> Windows Desktop Search just popped up on my computer's autoupdate
>>>>> thingie. I wasn't aware I had it installed so I guess it came with the
>>>>> Office 2007 File converter pack which I deployed recently.
>>>>> In any case now it wants to install v3.01. Should I let it? I remember
>>>>> when Google desktop search came and it was accused of all those bad
>>>>> things like letting ggogle know about docs one had on the harddrives
>>>>> and what not. 
>>>>> So basically, should I be concerned and not let it install or is it
>>>>> just FUD? 
>>>>> Any opinions are welcome.
>>>>> TIA.

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