google desktop search

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    has anyone been using this yet?

    how is it...memory, cpu useage, stuff like that

    thanx in advance
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ha...so far when I use google, what's on my hardrive becomes part of the results page

    it tries to send something somewhere every time I visit a new site;

    [11/20/2004 2:05:27 PM]

    Direction: outgoing
    Local Point: 0.0.0.0, port 1874
    Adapter: ORiNOCO PC Card (5 volt) - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Remote Point: 131.107.102.111, port http [80]
    Protocol: TCP

    [11/20/2004 2:06:57 PM]

    Direction: outgoing
    Local Point: 0.0.0.0, port 1910
    Adapter: ORiNOCO PC Card (5 volt) - Packet Scheduler Miniport
    Remote Point: 205.177.13.179, port http [80]
    Protocol: TCP

    Application path: C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
    Description: googledesktopindex
    File version:
    Created: 2004/11/20, 18:31:09
    Modified: 2004/11/20, 18:31:09
    Accessed: 2004/11/20, 18:31:25

    RuleId = 134217749

    etc
     
  3. NetRyder

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    I can't use it since it's incompatible with NOD32.
    I'm fine with Ava Find and Copernic Desktop Search though. The first one allows me to instantly search for any file on my drive by name; the latter indexes all my documents, emails etc, so that I can search for content within them. Excellent combination.

    I'm waiting to see how the MSN Desktop Search will be. It's scheduled for a December beta release.
     
  4. vern

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    I don't even notice it's running. Only time you do notice any slowdown is the first few minutes you have it installed and it has to index a lot at once. I wonder when updates are going to come ... or are the updates streamed in? Oh well ...
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    well, the search is instantaneous so far...I think I like it...it even searches through my emai accounts on a phrase search

    I think I'll turn of indexing service
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    this thing is looking better and better...only 560 k of memory, no cpu useage when I'm not searching...super fast search on my hardrive

    this is very sweet...I blocked internet access, so no concern there

    the only real problem I have is thing actually needs to open the internet browser to search my hardrive...I wish it had it's own interface

    I'm recomending this to everyone who can try it...it's free right now
     
  7. Johnny

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    I tried it ... but when I saw the reports about how it saves all your data and keeps it there, even when you delete it, I quit using it ..
     
  8. delta4s

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    Does that mean you can't clear your index ?
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I can find any file on my comuter and shred it..that's not the security issue as I see it.

    johnny did alert me to researrch the security issues that do exist, so thanx for alerting my spidey sense johnny

    the real security issue is when you use a publiuc computer on a public network...you always need to look to see if the google desktop icon is running, and you need to dissable it.

    that's the only security issue I've researched so far, but it's good to know

    I would alsways check taskmanager on a public computer regardless, there are too many programs that could be running that are security risks.

    I love this program so far
     
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  10. delta4s

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    Thanks for that info, I'll try it now.