How to Remove “SearchProtection.exe”

What is SearchProtection.exe?

SearchProtection.exe is a legitimate process file, popularly known as Yahoo! Application. It is associated with Yahoo! Search Protection developed by Yahoo. It is located in C:\Program files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SearchProtection.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SearchProtection.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SearchProtection.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SearchProtection.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SearchProtection.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\ perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SearchProtection.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SearchProtection.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!



 

18

Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 April 2008 at 10:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc Executable 67a375ca6f831894
b48c63f1eceb82af
0964e51f
4bf5aa96e3019f0d
d51485de9cd993a1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2009, 1,
30, 1
1, 2, 8, 0 India N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable c29c09b3a494f44c
f2a4c4ab677f6bbb
41174897
7699fbb299c6ea96
9a9e6e324030d8e6
Virus.Win32.
Hidrag.A
No 2007, 3,
28, 1
1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 05e0f8bb4817e68c
18574deaafaf2bd1
31d01a58
14d15f9a73b053c6
82437287cc74aae8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Saudi Arabia N/A
4 S p i g o t, I n c. Executable 00da3727a5464c80
defe4df5d591c9c8
255540ae
835d347358471240
419872afb3489e65
ApplicUnwnt.
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 9, 8, 0, 2 9, 8, 0, 2 Singapore N/A
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62

Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 5:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Spigot, Inc. Executable 2c7c651d15d2771e
e89e1fcf9148b071
f5980b0e
a9c71d2c838ddce5
73888d82b3e17a8b
Yes 7, 5, 0, 1 7, 5, 0, 1 United States
2 Spigot, Inc. Executable 69aad0460c3fce55
62161fe2394fb294
b5b19557
4576ad178b2fc3a2
ab80fe27701dfecd
Yes 8, 7, 0, 1 8, 7, 0, 1 Internal Submission
3 Spigot, Inc. Executable 5460c48a73c98fb2
75fc92fa79d1b2d7
2d1848ee
50ae0fc4ef404604
af54a8eedbc39d05
Yes 7, 3, 0, 3 7, 3, 0, 3 Internal Submission
4 PasswordBox. Executable 9e0c2ef3721793ff
8e5a0bd8e3accb37
5a53fb9e
df22b9f8c627f24e
3bfe14232e71d8f1
Yes 1, 0, 32,
00
1, 0, 32,
00
Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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