How to Remove “searchprotocolhost.exe”

What is searchprotocolhost.exe?


searchprotocolhost.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft Windows Search Protocol Host and belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. This was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as searchprotocolhost.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


The type of malware programs varies and the mode of infection also varies. Any of the following can alert you if the system is infected.  
  • If the searchprotocolhost.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton
To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the searchprotocolhost.exe and open the location, if the location is sub folder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by searchprotocolhost.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by searchprotocolhost.exe malware.
 
How to remove the searchprotocolhost.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 software for virus protection.
 
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 searchprotocolhost.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 July 2018 at 2:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d2efef3d9d4bbf69
28b0dbb317e342fe
11d4be76
d40ca0bc2e0c5204
d18c04ea1c948604
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
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d0e8a4ac1ec659e9
3ab34c4b4b7a4382
d009a95d
ab93a5921dc79f98
1c47f67d8f34a276
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 58352612157c0f5c
d82c9b0220a31604
cc47e9aa
8a4ec8b56ac50da2
26c0084b8ddd72aa
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7601.
17610
(win7sp1_g
dr.110503-
1502)
7.00.7601.
17610
Nepal N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cf1c59b1c27cb714
1db186a9097295a1
9fd76c08
599aaff3f4e492f5
89c31937fb6ef888
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.00.7600.
16385
Nigeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 10:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e1514875053ddcd
5e0824d4c3529f61
e583d672
4b0ea20d942af115
84d2d72a8419e3cb
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 279f2812a68624c8
895106c5c25771dd
cb5cfe5a
929844de2781a1f8
4e1a16446e4e7e4d
No 7.0.17755.
1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.0.17755.
1
Japan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6a406de89d817d0e
80012e0fefc3c960
48696738
e6c090492aaf904e
09b0abc56649956c
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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