Is the cidaemon.exe process a virus, spyware or malware?

Process description:

File Indexing Process

Author: Microsoft
Part of: Microsoft Windows
Process 'cidaemon.exe' is a Windows sytem process associated with the indexing of contents and properties of files on local and remote computer systems.

The purpose of cidaemon.exe and the file indexing service it is related with is to provide rapid access to files through a flexible querying language.

cidaemon.exe has been known to be related with high CPU usage, and while we do not recommend you disable this process, should you need to:

(1) Goto 'Start'
(2) Control Panel
(3) Administrative Tools (you may need to switch control panel to classic view to see this)
(4) Services
(5) Double click indexing service
(6) Set startup type to \'disabled\'
(7) set start/stop button to stop
(8) Apply

This should then disable cidaemon.exe and its related services.
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Common location(s):
C:\Windows\System32
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