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 eecb706d9ea3c068
8ffa35ce37e3ad14
306c5c56
b5dbde9c149c6cce
84dc20a5d267f79b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
197.210.29.31/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1483ec909c6458b1
eb5a1414830e7054
b0153fa8
25b84fd46bd4551b
5c55dba88e90d019
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
31.215.252.6/32 N/A
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 61cbd4f182512799
a72ea3e535553637
639e1b80
5d0b43a0ce71692f
0368c9e4e974b976
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
Egypt 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 c662bb3da0dd5fda
e9a7661226f13689
786777fd
a6cd6b3f71e13e2e
45b727fb8a47ea87
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
Morocco
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 758e6a6f4036a9e4
78593b21091c462b
619b40dc
e2d0961f9fd2d984
72d4700304d99539
No 7.00.8400.
0
(winmain_w
in8rc.1205
18-1423)
7.00.8400.
0
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a136dcf156975d8b
60b438f19977a305
2f9752d0
49a3ad5ce578cd77
f445f3d244aeab2d
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c69d543448347b3b
c3f002f57745a3ce
8306a62c
b71be07489fb2068
baa135147d0cf5d5
No 7.0.14393.
2125
(rs1_relea
se.180301-
2139)
7.0.14393.
2125
162.199.31.85/32
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