How to Remove “searchfilterhost.exe”

What is searchfilterhost.exe?


searchfilterhost.exe is a legitimate process file that is also known as Microsoft Windows Search Filter Host. It is a file component of the Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is typically located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with malicious content and name them after searchfilterhost.exe to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with searchfilterhost.exe malware?

  • Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with searchfilterhost.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • searchfilterhost.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly
If your PC is infected with searchfilterhost.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible searchfilterhost.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path C:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.
 
How to remove the searchfilterhost.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
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.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the searchfilterhost.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 April 2018 at 5:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 6b2c4543b3d5e1b2
9a5b81c7f4d61cb2
541b20f3
77c8beda4c6f7dfe
759d6ddb04af0fd2
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d6c7c30c0c532e57
0608c185a3878e18
3f6638c2
e67c23470a512fbe
62b7a1b26352bc3c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
185.164.200.112/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3e24ce434ef61ec7
9cc385f84cb619d1
e4630c70
3d58dd3f43861a68
88ff3f5f555033ed
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 88047dd5556bd606
b73c6fef451dee29
98319f1e
d04021c3084253e3
6b6d99df32a4e472
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 7:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a0c9cf46f9e05e21
f3689b3ad27eb3f8
f09cfa39
5190caaad941e728
67a68aa28117919a
No 7.0.14393.
2273
(rs1_relea
se_1.18042
7-1811)
7.0.14393.
2273
South Africa
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f623b308c469b2da
f1a87b67aa06c864
a8eb2058
0b57a82b223aa3cf
dd264d9db8491d43
No 6.0.6000.1
6431
(vista_gdr
(wmbla).07
0205-1422)
6.0.6000.1
6431
10.224.25.96/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f9c5af3fbf691eba
270c8bd6e97f391c
69ca4b08
a0ed630b7c1a58f9
b4e611196602807d
No 7.0.17666.
1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17666.
1000
Canada
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 637a75d41dd8eb82
303f1aff71e69ebd
5a0c9396
3c5bb17fe5103d34
285c7aa671ba7035
No 7.0.17758.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17758.
1
China
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