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Process name: Windows Search Namespace Manager

Product: Windows Search

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Microsoft (microsoft.com)

File: MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll

Microsoft Corporation first introduced indexed search as Windows Desktop Search which was available as part of the MSN Toolbar browser helper object as an add-on for Windows XP and Server 2003. In Windows Vista and 7 and 8, indexed search is a standard component (built-in) and known as Windows Search.

Windows Search consists of both a one-time construction of an index and the continuous monitoring thereafter for addition and deletion of resources. It was designed to include a development platform and user interface so that third-party developers could create applications to interact with it. It allows applications not only to use the contents of the Windows Search index but to enhance the Search Service by defining "filters" for new types of files that enable it to search within those files, so that, (for example), searching for "Michael Jackson" will find references not only in text documents or web pages but also in music files that list "Michael Jackson" as the artist in their internal descriptive elements.

A "namespace" is a concept deeply involved in object-oriented programming, having to do with how widely a name (for an executable module or for a container of data) used within a program has to be kept unique. That is, within a namespace the same name cannot be used for two different things but in different namespaces it can be. The Windows Search Namespace Manager is therefore related to the interaction of third-party applications with the Windows Search Service.

Third-party applications that have been mentioned in connection with this module include Verizon FIOS Media Manager, (retired by Verizon in November 2013), which was a PC and Mac application allowing FIOS set-top users to watch home movies and videos on their TVs which they had downloaded from the Internet, but also to buy movies and TV shows from Verizon and watch them on their computers and mobile devices as well as their TVs. This involved adding to Windows Search the filters needed to find information within these additional types of downloaded files as well as requesting search results from it. If you want a detailed security rating about your MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll (and all other running background processes) read the following user opinions, and download the free trial version of Security Task Manager. www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/msnlnamespacemgr.dll.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll: based on 20 votes. Read also the 13 reviews.

  • 28508 users ask for this file. 5 users rated it as not dangerous. One user rated it as not so dangerous. 4 users rated it as neutral. 5 users rated it as little bit dangerous. 5 users rated it as dangerous. 3 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll:
This is a special .dll file (Dynamic Link Library), which starts automatically when programs are launched. So it can monitor or manipulate all of your program starts. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. File MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll is not a Windows core file. It monitors program starts. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous. John
Comes with the MS O.S. but makes searching slow, even more so while trying to open/browse files in MS Office
Indexing is the key to Microsoft Windows Search  See also: Link Brenda
 See also: Link Zlatko
Windows Search it is intended for protection of the confidential data and your company and the personal information, helping you to find that is necessary for you from your messages of e-mail, files on your computer, divided resources, the intranet of actions, or through the Internet. Search Windows Security relations of the permission also does not show results for the maintenance which cannot be accessible to the user. This functionality allows to provide confidentiality, observance and protection of intellectual property rights (ΘΡ). Besides, the user the identification information is never  See also: Link Dmitry
MS claims Windows Search is designed to protect your and your company's sensitive data and personal information while helping you to find exactly what you need from your e-mail messages JTG
I am the only user of this comuputer. This started poping up after I have loged in, and I have been reading some of my event logs and some real strange dates have been loged like : 1969, 2033, 2099 ect. Brad
D:\Archivos de programa\Windows Desktop Search\MSNLNamespaceMgr.dll Ruben Contreras
it was running my browser and freezing my avast internet security
Causing search engine links to send me to sites that are not the site described. Not a Windows file! R Miller
The MSN Toolbar is a browser toolbar for Internet Explorer that aims to enhance browsing and searching the web. It blocks pop-ups, highlights search terms on the page, and provides one-click access to other MSN services like Messenger and Hotmail. __aDy__
Another MS Not Necessary/Overkill process. Might be needed in a network/company installation. Not relevant for single users PC the IT

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