7.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 0.17%
7.00.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830) 62.59%
7.00.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830) 28.50%
7.0.6001.16503 (longhorn(wmbla).080526-2159) 4.37%
6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205) 4.37%



Windows Search by Microsoft

Remove mssvp.dll
This is a Windows system installed file with Windows File Protection (WFP) enabled.


mssvp.dll has 5 known versions, the most recent one is 7.00.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255). The average file size is about 900.7 KB.

What is mssvp.dll?

MSSearch Vista Platform for Windows Search, formerly known as Windows Desktop Search (WDS) is an indexed desktop search platform. Windows Search builds a full-text index of files on a computer. Windows Search features incremental search search. The search service consists of several components, including the Gatherer, the Merger, the Backoff Controller, and the Query Processor, among others.

About mssvp.dll (from Microsoft)

Windows Search provides an easy and comprehensive solution for finding and organizing the content you care about, whether it's on your PC, in an e-mail message or attachment, on a remote file share,


File name:mssvp.dll
Publisher:Microsoft Corporation
Product name:Windows® Search
Description:MSSearch Vista Platform
Typical file path:C:\Windows\System32\mssvp.dll
Original name:mssvp.dll.mui


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of mssvp.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Approved shell extensions
Located in the registry at 'SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved'
  • 'Client Side Cache Namespace Extension' with CLSID {BD7A2E7B-21CB-41b2-A086-B309680C6B7E}
  • 'Microsoft Windows MAPI Preview Handler' with CLSID {53BEDF0B-4E5B-4183-8DC9-B844344FA104}
  • 'MAPI Search Namespace Extension' with CLSID {89D83576-6BD1-4c86-9454-BEB04E94C819}

VersionsAll file variations of mssvp.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
e503e15c88b4bbda3f6345e34fed3e92 e37bc35a14b11f75085ef5c4a3dab1e3dbb40764 760.5 KB
771af583bc58373a84496ccd52c36e33 b339f49c2441c0a12e8fc6586adfb5866b268b81 655 KB
d9f0d37d97862c15d1417903b8fcbf5c 2f351bce4528398b41b858dea07285e526f81476 778 KB
ac32dc4d4552151d6842b678d52eb9b7 b94373622bb335102a7768603068d6162a56e754 654.5 KB
9154a6e525451a0ddedcdfa3c54e4ef7 c72f6876768e274783676fab69b0f997b8c16f79 1.62 MB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows Vista Home Premium 76.75%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.75%
Windows Vista Ultimate 6.00%
Windows Vista Business 6.00%
Windows 7 Professional 0.25%
Windows Vista™ Home Premium 0.25%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 64.05% of Windows® Search.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Dell 30.36%
Hewlett-Packard 19.52%
Toshiba 13.01%
Sony 13.01%
Gateway 8.67%
ASUS 5.78%
Acer 5.06%
Lenovo 1.45%
Intel 1.45%
Packard Bell 0.72%
Samsung 0.72%
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