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: 11 July 2018 at 4:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7cbde4ac3e18f653
fe6c170e69101449
ff5ee7ac
d782eb47218b1594
9235c445bdaab46a
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Europe N/A
2 N/A Executable 6b2c4543b3d5e1b2
9a5b81c7f4d61cb2
541b20f3
77c8beda4c6f7dfe
759d6ddb04af0fd2
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ede07a1fea23a0b6
63540e4aa764d461
bd44cde4
02c03ac84c353558
755dc20a3fa1dd35
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
31.9.135.244/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 281df2a0772d408a
ce708f3fd47056d2
2ec9b1df
3748e990144d69d4
d494a0681de0d4ec
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7601.
23930
(win7sp1_l
dr.171011-
1526)
7.00.7601.
23930
Indonesia 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 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
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4a3ac18ee7b4dfc8
878adc6df608b0e1
471e53a2
c4f03332386d0b1c
c2d5241aea72150f
No 7.0.17755.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17755.
1
Japan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 637a75d41dd8eb82
303f1aff71e69ebd
5a0c9396
3c5bb17fe5103d34
285c7aa671ba7035
No 7.0.17758.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17758.
1
China
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ccd690b3faca6cb7
05512f1e0a39eb06
a5aab8a5
cd0c554fd321d123
006d2e38445b7770
No 6.0.6000.1
6431
(vista_gdr
(wmbla).07
0205-1422)
6.0.6000.1
6431
10.224.25.96/32
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