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What is findfast.exe?

Part of Microsoft® Find Fast by Microsoft

What is it?

The Find Fast Indexer is installed on your computer when you install Microsoft Office 97. Find Fast builds an index to speed up finding documents from the Open dialog box in Microsoft Office programs. When you install Microsoft Office 97, a shortcut called Microsoft Find Fast is automatically added to the StartUp group. This allows Find Fast to run whenever you start the computer. After Find Fast is started, it automatically builds indexes and updates them in the background.
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How does findfast.exe run?

Process - findfast.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. findfast.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does findfast.exe start?

User start menu folder - The shortcut file findfast.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable findfast.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the findfast.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of findfast.exe users, 90.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is findfast.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00503% CPU50261.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.04 MB RAM4.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 40 /min1.8%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
71 GDI objects47.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\microsoft office\office\findfast.exe

Are there other versions of Microsoft® Find Fast?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.131072)

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File details

File name: findfast.exe
Name: Microsoft® Find Fast
Description: Microsoft Office Find Fast
Version: 8.0
Size: 108.77 KB
Original file name: FINDFAST.EXE

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0059962540%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009701015%
User CPU: 0.00502615254441%
Privileged CPU time: 359.38 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 35.14 MB
Peak committed memory: 40.84 MB
Paged memory: 1.04 MB
Peak paged memory: 3.32 MB
Paged system memory: 35.93 KB
Non-paged system memory: 2.85 KB
Working set memory: 1.93 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.47 MB
Min working set memory: 496 KB
Private memory: 1.04 MB
Page faults: 2,009
Page faults /min: 5
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 341
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 505.2 KB
Read transfer /min: 1.16 KB
Total write operations: 132
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 102.5 KB
Write transfer /min: 240 Bytes
Total other operations: 3,697
Other operations /min: 8
Total other transfer: 223.01 KB
Other Transfer /min: 523 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 71
USER objects: 15
Handle count average: 74
Thread count average: 2
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE"

User start menu folder details

Name: findfast.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 0bbcf7729521bca51fffb6cf35909915
SHA-1: 20eb621c6939deaa9decf7a6fa006b9ba46af251

PE image details

File packed: No
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