Here is how to uninstall Windows Desktop Search (WDS) as it is not visible in add-remove programs
Manual uninstall Windows Desktop Search 3
- Click on the Start Menu, then Run.
- Type cmd in the box and click OK. This will bring up the command line.
- Type the following and press enter
%windir%\$NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /q /promptrestart
- A box will now appear to confirm the WDS has been uninstalled and asks you to restart. Once you have restarted the PC WDS will be gone.