[windows2000] Re: Windows Desktop Search??

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 09:03:23 +0100

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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