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: 25 October 2011 at 6:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 93d68e8c92375a35
7af452e50707755f
09539605
c955a63208338914
9cb1513229efeb60
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 056beaef011e055b
f413b398d3d60c53
ce2f8d26
cd4be4598f0d8016
7025d8c13e030e75
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Pakistan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3449b7e81e51ef3c
34a7a5f54f3b0595
def234a2
e6b0531e89cae12e
4fab2c120415c700
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.win
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e59ce065015fb58e
9f8cfb679f7563de
d315fdff
0ba3d788bd50d4bf
7a32cc8a5fd1097e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Poland 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 10dab584b20a261c
c67c25b7fd151ca0
6e4d62c8
87889a983c015080
fa813d7e32910d1e
No 7.0.6001.1
6503
(longhorn(
wmbla).080
526-2159)
7.0.6001.1
6503
United States
2 N/A Non-executable 95002e212691509d
1d394e14e5f5fc9d
c268821c
73f64b2941d40a22
201c19e20b6028a1
No N/A N/A United States
3 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
10.224.1.117/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3993b08466046381
5d715058e03d15f5
93930ea0
3fb6e28f1d02f013
f0575ec3aa5180cf
No 7.00.7601.
23861
(win7sp1_l
dr.170629-
1727)
7.00.7601.
23861
United States
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