There are a number of exploits that hackers can use to exploit the Indexing Service to find server-side source code. In addition, there are a couple of known buffer-overflow attacks against the Indexing Service. If you are not using this service, it is recommended that you remove it.

To remove the Indexing Service from your WinXP web server:

1.) Click on "Start" -> "Settings" -> "Control Panel".

2.) Double click on the "Add/Remove Programs" Icon.

3.) Click on the "Add/Remove Windows Components" as shown in the figure.

4.) Remove the check mark from the "Indexing Service" item as shown in the figure.

5.) Click on the "Next" button.

Close Window