cisvc - cisvc.exe

December 2016

cisvc - cisvc.exe

cisvc.exe (Microsoft Index Service Helper) is a generic Windows NT/2000/XP process used for building file content indexes for the Windows indexing service (cidaemon.exe). It is used to monitor memory use by the indexing service.

The file that corresponds to this process is normally found in the directory "%SystemRoot%\system32\cisvc.exe" (where %systemroot% is usually C:\WINDOWS by default).

The process cisvc is not in any way a virus, a worm, a Trojan horse, spyware, or adware.

It is a process which can be terminated.


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