I set my Program Settings to Maximum. Recently, I have done a clean re-install of Windows and everything I use on the computer. When I went through Microsoft Update, I pretty much clicked on all the Express AND Custom options to download and install.

So then, I have this new program at my taskbar that I am unfamiliar with: "Search Desktop" dialog box. I don't know when this program was available or how I ended up configuring it.

Furthermore, since the clean reinstall (and subsequently, reconfigration of a cleanly-installed ZA)... every time I start up Windows, I get a "Suspicious Behavior Alert" regarding: Microsoft Windows Search Indexer ... Search Protocol Host ... and searchindexer.exe

When I did "ALLOW" the dialog box for one time, the computer apparently freezes as if it was scanning the whole hard drive.

My question: Since this is a Microsoft software, should I ALLOW PERMANENTLY this supposed suspicious behavior?


Operating System:Windows XP Home Edition
Software Version:7.0
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite