yahoodesktopsearch.exe is a process belonging to Yahoo! Desktop Search and offers additional Internet searching capabilities to your desktop. This is a non-essential process.
Disabling or enabling it is down to user preference.
Non-system processes like yahoodesktopsearch.exe originate from software you installed on your system. Since most applications store data in your system's registry, it is likely that your registry has suffered fragmentation and accumulated invalid entries which can affect your PC's performance. It is recommended that you check your registry to identify slowdown issues