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: 28 July 2018 at 5:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7da4c597046b455d
e1c4428631a2b0c5
e576530b
fe29865cf84c37b4
cf0535261b4e3664
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Japan N/A
2 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
3 N/A Executable 6b2c4543b3d5e1b2
9a5b81c7f4d61cb2
541b20f3
77c8beda4c6f7dfe
759d6ddb04af0fd2
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ac4c3cefda4bc022
17b2041e841a57f8
8166da48
f2f14375d066cb8a
e03420e4001a5c95
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
154.236.177.122/32 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 0b0398b03865166a
34c81be16abd016e
592d2d11
ccad0bc02c500d37
c4a775a9d8f7c596
No 7.0.18342.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.18342.
1
Mexico
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0987b58daafe8df4
c832bfc0ebb3ab51
261989aa
b366164d89dd87c4
0d6096f51c67c7ea
No 7.0.18342.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.18342.
1
Mexico
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
10.224.25.96/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4a3ac18ee7b4dfc8
878adc6df608b0e1
471e53a2
c4f03332386d0b1c
c2d5241aea72150f
No 7.0.17755.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17755.
1
Japan
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