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!



 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2011 at 8:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yahoo! Inc Executable 83ce19708e5f21ce
0251573a6930da7d
db17f218
75e643d1ffe6e0b7
7cf7085aad170b4c
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 2009, 1,
30, 1
1, 2, 8, 0 Pakistan N/A
2 Yahoo! Inc Executable 7a5d9e81c0ac0d89
ebd088fa39b6cd6d
d1039aef
8a3b902f1289e8aa
df87c68903984a41
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2009, 1,
30, 1
1, 2, 8, 0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Yahoo! Inc Executable 0f44ed1af077e135
438a612204f8c201
ace1033c
906473ca6f964d9a
a109d5d37ba3e15e
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ew
No 2009, 1,
30, 1
1, 2, 8, 0 United States N/A
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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 Yahoo! Inc Executable ca9137d3bf3472c7
f268c8dde5472cd7
c8bd451b
fed079cd9adbb23a
b4fbc44b084e4dc1
Yes 2008, 5,
29, 1
1, 2, 6, 0 China
2 Yahoo! Inc. Executable 42f364abc8bb7059
aca3d75deb4a02d0
b5ae429d
1a258e60baa85221
94f39d7e3dd47ea0
Yes 2008, 1,
10, 1
1, 2, 5, 0 United States
3 Lavasoft Executable df61dcd80f9027f7
22d656efd1fc11d1
e3f827bd
7b9e61c4b1eb7e6f
8a07b3a3763cdebc
Yes 2,0,5,00 2,0,5,00 United States
4 Yahoo! Inc Executable ca9137d3bf3472c7
f268c8dde5472cd7
c8bd451b
fed079cd9adbb23a
b4fbc44b084e4dc1
Yes 2008, 5,
29, 1
1, 2, 6, 0 Internal Submission
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